Barbara Pollack


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  • 13 years ago

    For anyone who still believes that photography from Africa must be political, didactic, or heartbreaking, the photographs of Philip Kwame Apagya immediately lay those notions to rest. Apagya, who lives and works in the small Ghanaian fishing villa...

  • 14 years ago

    Pray it don't rain! At least not for five minutes—starting at 7:45 sharp—on the night of September 15, when Cai Guo-Qiang's Light Cycle is scheduled to explode over Central Park. Working with Fireworks by Grucci, this renowned Chinese-bo...

  • 14 years ago

    Nothing can be said about a performer posthumously—not Elvis, not Hendrix, not even Kurt Cobain—that can capture the thrill of their live appearances or evoke the moment when their music coalesced with the zeitgeist. Words, photographs, ...

  • 14 years ago

    Like the ghost of Othello hovering overhead, a dazzling chandelier of jet-black, hand-blown glass fills the rotunda of the United States pavilion for Fred Wilson's installation, Speak of Me as I Am, at the 50th Venice Biennale (which opened to the...

  • 14 years ago

    "War. It's So-o-o-o 20th Century!" declared one of the more humorous posters in Washington Square Park on March 22, dissing the bombing of Iraq as only a New Yorker can. It's true this war feels like a replay—of the Gulf War (perhaps), of Vie...

  • 15 years ago

    Where are you going on your summer vacation?" Ask any artist this question and the inevitable response is "What vacation?" Artists don't take vacations—or don't admit that they do—and the summer months, when the art world goes on hiatus,...


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