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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…

Ryan Trecartin

When Ryan Trecartin first came to the attention of the art world he was just 25 and the youngest artist included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Though few people spent much time watching his 42-minut…

Marina Abramović

Marina Abramovi´c’s “The Artist Is Present,” the Museum of Modern Art’s first performance-art retrospective, heralds the discipline’s arrival as mainstream museum fare. It is something of an uncomfo…

Wolfgang Tillmans

For the past 20 years, the German artist Wolfgang Tillmans has captured in snapshotlike photographs random glimpses of people, places and things ranging from Dubai guest-worker housing shot from an…

China Adams

Modernism’s alchemical transubstantiation of trash into treasure was performed as early as a century ago, with the “invention” of papier collé by Braque and Picasso, and of the readymade by…

Sharon Lockhart

“Lunch Break,”an exhibition of photographs and films by Sharon Lockhart, portrays workers and working life at the Bath Iron Works, a military contractor in Maine that builds Navy destroyers. One group…

Be My Mirror

Still reluctant to call himself an artist, Dan Graham ran a gallery and wrote criticism before he made his first, now legendary, Conceptual works; widely popular mirror-glass pavilions followed. A tra…

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