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Post image for Resisting Totality: The Paintings of Zhu Jinshi

A precocious youth forced to work in a factory during the Cultural Revolution, the painter Zhu Jinshi afterwards joined the seminal new art group the Stars (星星), producing works that dabbled in the imported medium of abstraction.

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Post image for Discourse, Dazzle, and Snap: Jonathan Lasker’s New Paintings

Jonathan Lasker’s approach to painting hasn’t changed materially in decades, and so why would his work, which struck me as an alienating (if not irritating) closed system when I first started looking at it in the 1990s, now feel so open, urgent, and fresh?

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Post image for Highlighting the Invisible Labor of Art Objects

The tension between design and art derives from the utility ascribed to the former vying with the elusiveness that characterizes the latter.

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Post image for Images of and Garments for “Plus-Size” Women, Across Four Centuries

When you think of representations of full-figured women throughout history, works by Rubens or Botero may immediately come to mind.

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Post image for Janet Fish’s Jarring Experiments in Still Life Painting

Among several modes enthusiastically adopted by painters in the last century, spontaneity is still held in the highest regard.

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Post image for In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past

In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph.

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Post image for Indian Artists Portray Bodies Pure and Profane

The well-known Delhi Art Gallery’s capacious new space in New York’s prestigious Fuller Building brings Indian modernists to a Western audience.

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Post image for Artists Issue Passports to Antarctica, the Final Borderless Frontier

To encourage public awareness of the ongoing role of Antarctica in global cooperation, France-based artist duo Lucy and Jorge Orta launched the mobile Antarctic World Passport Delivery Bureau in 2008 where anyone can pledge citizenship to the southernmost continent.

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Post image for An Exhibition Focused on Empty Stages and Transitional Spaces

MEXICO CITY — Art school may be the closest thing to Hogwarts on this planet, where undergrads are desensitized to full-frontal nudity and cry in front of their classmates.

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Post image for Catching the Uncanniness of Medical School Simulations

Learning diagnostic medicine is not just about recognizing symptoms of illness, but also involves interacting with the emotionally complex creature that is the human being.

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