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Bruce Nauman

Miley Cyrus Strikes Again, or the Destruction of the Pendulum

Julia Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Friedman

Ms. Cyrus' latest "strike" is not so much her doing, as the consequence of her fans' intrepid enthusiasm. Only this time, the perceived offense is not against some nebulously-defined conservative sentiment, but an actual public artwork, the 1973 "Untitled" sculpture by the late Dale Eldred.

These Artworks Will Likely Help Obama's Reelection Campaign

Posted 10.01.2012 | Arts

Barack Obama has been known to attract niche audiences, gaining support from non-traditional political factions like "Bartenders for Obama," "Sisters ...

18th C. Artist Captures Cultural Embarrassments of Our Day

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you haven't heard of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, don't feel embarrassed, you are not alone. I was not familiar with his works either. And then, during one of my strolls through the Getty Center, I discovered an amazing life-size alabaster bust of a grimacing man.

A History Of Neon

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

La Maison Rouge in Paris will present the first major international exhibition on the history of neon, titled, "Neon, Who's Afraid of Red Yellow and B...

The Fall Season Opens, Part II

Paul Klein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

We had another weekend of strong exhibitions opening. The long awaited arrival of the new DePaul Art Museum is here. The opening show, titled Re: Chicago is exceptional; full of treasures, contexts and curiosity.

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870 at SFMoMA

Julie Henson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Julie Henson

We are living in the age of the voyeur. I'm aware this is no breaking news for anyone. But, after seeing a new exhibition at SFMOMA, this fact has resurfaced to the front of my mind.

Bruce Nauman, Playing His Hand(s)

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

With a defiant economy of materials and subject matter, the artist Bruce Nauman is able to evoke metaphysical worlds. In his first body of new work, ...

RULE Gallery Champions Young Artists in 4.0

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanne Goebel

It's no secret to those in the know in Denver that Clark Richert is an influential artist. From his early days in the experimental avant garde project...

Matthew Day Jackson: Artist as Stuntman

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

"We see ourselves in order to exist," states the narrator-host, in Matthew Day Jackson's new video In Search Of, a 30-minute mock TV show, modeled aft...

On the Culture Front: Arcade Fire, The Original Copy, The Black Keys and A Little Night Music

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Both Arcade Fire and The Black Keys sound as good, or better, live, so I try to catch them when they come into town.

ART WORLD: Portugal Launches New Biennial, Arte 10

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

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SAN FRANCISCO: Nostalgic For Nauman

Holly Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Shen

A recent major acquisition for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a fitting end to my employment there and a reminder of how my life has been impacted by Bruce Nauman's art.