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Rafael Ferrer and Christian Marclay prize an aesthetic of spontaneous responsiveness irrespective of subject.

A vast new art exhibition will attempt to reconnect the heartland to our nation's artistic genius.

Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century); Ch-ch-ch-changes: Artists Talk about Teaching; Curating and the Educational Turn

This year's Whitney Biennial fails to address the question of which art pertains to our time rather than any other.

Ironic exclamation points and metallic rectangles were some of Cady Noland's favorite things.

The brilliant revelations and transformations of Dorothea Tanning.

Gerhard Richter's abstract paintings are miraculously controlled accidents.

The death, and afterlife, of the Polaroid.

To speak of a movement of abstractionists would be a contradiction in terms, like speaking of a church of atheists.


A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014