Galleries

Post image for An Artist Turns Invasive Plants into Paper Sculptures

DETROIT — How often is an artist willing to introduce an element of chance to her solo gallery opening?

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Post image for Painted Glimpses of the Lives of Fictional Characters

The characters of novels often know things the reader doesn’t.

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Post image for Contradictory Patterns and Decorative Illusions

One of the more promising avenues that postmodernism explored was to seek out the nether regions that modernism forgot.

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Post image for In an Exhibition of Miniatures, the Good, the Bad, and the Lego

From 18th-century dollhouses and contemporary architectural maquettes to ancient Egyptian reliquary artifacts, taking pleasure from peering down on diminutive worlds seems to be a universal human delight.

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Post image for Thomas Nozkowski’s Magical Mystery Tour

Simply titled Thomas Nozkowski, this is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at Pace Gallery since 2008, when he first joined the gallery, and this time he has pulled out all the stops.

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Post image for An Overly Optimistic Take on Our Post-Human Existence

In the years when I taught an undergraduate art history survey course, I would invariably encounter a student who wanted to know how ancient builders could have produced structures of such precision as the Giza pyramids without the aid of laser devices.

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Post image for 50 Years of Self-Representation in Saudi Women’s Art

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s relatively young history (the kingdom was established in 1932) is filled with gaps due to poor documentation and preservation efforts, especially when it comes to the many contributions of Saudi women.

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Post image for The Last Rooms Immigrants See Before Being Deported

LONDON — At the heart of artist, writer, and technologist James Bridle’s project is the notion that the images that we are not shown are just as carefully selected as the ones we are: in this day and age, visual concealment is tactical, not accidental.

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Post image for Relics of a Future Environmental Collapse

Lina Puerta makes ruin porn on an unusually intimate scale.

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Post image for Mass Surveillance Hidden in Plain Sight

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s been two centuries since Jeremy Bentham introduced the panopticon into structures of confinement and surveillance, including penitentiaries and mental institutions.

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