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Kirsten Swenson

Agnes Denes

Smashing an animal skull with a femur bone, an ape in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey enacts a critical moment in human evolution: the discovery of a tool instantly giving way to a deadly wi…

Will Fowler

It is often noted that painting doesn't reproduce well-that, in this age of virtual viewing, painting, more than other mediums, insists on being seen in the flesh. Indeed, some of today's strongest…

Land Art for the Media Age

A current museum survey of Land art challenges the established definition of the 1960s and '70s movement. In March of 1962, Jean Tinguely arrived in Las Vegas to construct a massive auto-destructive…

M.K. Guth

Among the megaresorts that line the Las Vegas strip, gambling is increasingly being recast as just one of a dozen forms of entertainment and culture. Now, slot machines and blackjack tables are some…

Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer's recent exhibition at REDCAT evoked some of the messier, more perverse doings of the 1960s and '70s. The title, "Let's Make the Water Turn Black" (perhaps a reference to excretion o…

David Hammons

David Hammons finds art where it lives and inserts himself as participant and provocateur. In 2007, that happened to be at L&M Arts, a gallery specializing in secondary market sales of 20th-century…

John Andolsek

Painting rarely gets more darkly political—or more fun and devastating at once—than in John Andolsek’s recent exhibition “Black Tie, White Noise.” Comprising works from the last eight years, the sho

Mika Rottenberg

Grinding industrial machinery and sweat­ing bodies merge in a bizarre assembly line in Mika Rottenberg’s new video Squeeze (2010). The 20-minute piece runs on a loop, shifting between documentary…

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