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Zilvinas Kempinas

The work of Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas offers a reminder that art installations don’t have to be overproduced, big-budget affairs (think Urs Fischer or Matthew Barney) to deliver a genuine

Shoja Azari

Since Warhol, art’s flirtations with popular imagery have often been associated with entertainment and consumerism. If politi­cal at all, they take the form of commodity critiques that accept a glob…

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Like discarded husks, Magdalena Abakanowicz’s representations of the human form always seem used up, dried out and left as refuse. The Polish sculptor is well known for her hollow burlap, bronze and…

Jeffrey Vallance

The glorification of remains, whether of human or inanimate origin, is a venerable religious practice. In “Relics and Reliquaries,” Jeffrey Vallance presented a sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes…

Roni Horn

Entering either the second or fourth floor of the Whitney to see “Roni Horn aka Roni Horn,” a retrospective co-organized with Tate Modern in London, viewers were greeted by one or another version of T…

Stuart Sherman

A cross between a magician, a mime, a comic performer in the mode of Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, a theatrical impresario and a high priest, Stuart Sherman was a well-known figure in the downtown…

Regina Jos Galindo

Perhaps few contemporary genres more potently raise the “Is it art?” question than the kind of politically motivated endurance art practiced by Regina José Galindo of Guatemala. This show consisted of…

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Data is not information; information is not knowledge. This is the message one ultimately took away from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s extremely tech-savvy exhibition. The Mexican-Canadian artist uses techno…

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

In the age of Google books and the Kindle, the printed word is beginning to feel like an endangered species. In its place we are offered downloadable texts that materialize at our command, only to eva…

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