Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger

An Inquiring Mind

YOU CAN TELL A GOOD DEAL ABOUT AN ARTIST FROM his studio. After I arrive at Mark Wallinger’s, in the buzzing heart of London’s Soho…
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Gallery Girls

Gallery Girls

IF ANY OUTLIER SLEEPER CELLS OF AL QAEDA need further evidential motivation to make another terrorist strike against the decadent West, they need look no…
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CINDY SHERMAN AND LEE MILLER

CINDY SHERMAN AND LEE MILLER

NARCISSISM MAY BE AT THE CORE OF SOME ARTISTIC PRACTICE, but rarely is it flaunted so grandly as in the work of Cindy Sherman. She…
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Taus Makhacheva, Untitled 2 from the series “The Fast and The Furious,” Dagestan, 2011, courtesy of the artist, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow and Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan.

Prizes and Politics

Moscow Between Innovation and Aspiration

Nights CAN BE long in Moscow. But come spring, as the light fades ever more slowly, the evenings get off to a late start. Which…
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MILF AS MUSE

MILF AS MUSE

John Currin’s recent exhibition, “New Paintings,” at Gagosian

It is difficult to imagine John Currin’s work adorning walls more modest than those of the uptown Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan. Currin’s  subjects have become…
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Mike Kelley and Michael Smith 
“A Voyage of Growth and Discovery”, 2009, 
mixed-media installation, multi-channel 
video, sound installations and sculpture.

Burning Man of Love

Mike Kelley and Michael Smith Discover Meaning in the Desert

Though the annual festival known as Burning Man has received the occasional serious sniff from the art world, my overall anecdotal accounting of the festival…
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Sergio Messina

Sergio Messina

The Margaret Mead of Internet Porn

IT’S true of the digital times that libido drives technology, but according to my friend Sergio Messina, porn is not only the engine of the…
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