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Can Anything Be Performance Art?

Can Anything Be Performance Art?

From Joseph Beuys cozying up with coyotes to Amalia Ulman pulling a Kardashian-grade Instagram takeover, “performance art” seems to only be limited by what its audience is willing to designate as such.

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In Between

In Between

Exhibition series of contemporary Iranian art. Curated by Shahram Karimi

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These 10 Artworks Tell the Story of Contemporary Art

These 10 Artworks Tell the Story of Contemporary Art

In “The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists,” Matthew Israel, Artsy’s Curator at Large, examines 10 artworks that trace the development of contemporary art. Below are a series of excerpts from his book, out March 28th from Prestel.

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Patty Carroll in the New York Times Lens Blog

Patty Carroll in the New York Times Lens Blog

Her portraits reflect on the notion of women's identity being contingent upon the belongings that surround them, with arrangements that call to mind religious head coverings - burqas, hijab, habits - that signal specific roles.

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