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John Ravenal

Puff Piece

"The 'Tobacco Project' began with an interest in the aroma of tobacco," Chinese artist Xu Bing says over a dim-sum breakfast in New York. Likening it to something between sociology and art, he is…

A New Creativity?

Now that the days of glitz and glamour in the art market are over, how will creativity be affected? Some artists, curators, museum directors, and dealers predict a new seriousness. Others warn…

Waves of Light

From bulbs to neon and fluorescent tubing to LEDs and other electronic creations, artists are using light—as material and subject—to comment on everything from advertising to spirituality.

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