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2003 Stories by Kim Levin

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  • Galleries

    published December 30, 2003

    You can't venture onto 22nd or 24th or 26th streets between Tenth and Eleventh avenues without stumbling across a zillion street-level galleries.... More >>

  • Group Portrait

    published December 23, 2003

    Ethnic identity isn't the hot art issue it was in the '90s, but in "The L Factor" it's evolving into something cooler and a lot more complicated.... More >>

  • Act Up

    published December 16, 2003

    Rebelling against utopian modernism, crass consumerism, and "the sterilization of dreams," the radical Italian design group Superstudio... More >>

  • Art

    published December 9, 2003

    Daniel Reich moves to grown-up white-box digs, but the inaugural show, "Magnetic Living," has as much ditzy exuberance and fresh energy as his... More >>

  • Show World

    published December 2, 2003

    No One May Ever Have This Knowledge Again: Letters to Mount Wilson Observatory 1915-1935" is a fantastic, antiquated display of faded letters to... More >>

  • Agent Provocateur

    published November 25, 2003

    Eleven years ago, back when Andrea Rosen was on Prince Street, John Currin had his first gallery show. "Paintings of old women at the end of the... More >>

  • Trashed: A Post-YBA Couple's Collaborative Shadow Play

    published November 18, 2003

    They aren't exactly members of the aging young Brit brat pack. "We went for a good long time without anyone noticing or buying anything or a... More >>

  • When a 'Tender Collision' Becomes an Artist's 'Situation'

    published November 4, 2003

    "I didn't want to feel railroaded into always making big things in relation to a big Chelsea space," explains Jessica Stockholder. So, with a... More >>

  • Stretch Marks

    published October 14, 2003

    Back in the '70s, Chicago-born, California-bred Senga Nengudi shared a studio with David Hammons. "We kind of bounced back and forth," she... More >>

  • Show World

    published September 16, 2003

    This young, Bavarian-born artist's Coma Sculptor, a pale galactic installation of wood, metal, neon, and light bulbs hovering above a... More >>

  • I, Narcissist

    published September 9, 2003

    Isn't everything Lucas Samaras has ever done a self-portrait of sorts? That's the point of an exhibition of some 350 of his dazzling works that... More >>

  • A Foreign Affair

    published July 29, 2003

    "This show doesn't suck," commented a fellow art writer with a smile of satisfaction on her face, as I stepped out of the elevator into "The... More >>

  • Power Vacuum

    published July 8, 2003

    As you have surely heard elsewhere, it was hotter than hell in Venice during the press preview for this summer's Biennale. The worst heat wave... More >>

  • UFO Landing

    published May 27, 2003

    Mariko Mori, whose sweetly cyber-spiritual vision never fails to astound, has done it again. Wave UFO has touched down among the bamboo... More >>

  • Ship Shape

    published April 15, 2003

    The structure may have been a lot more labyrinthine at the 2002 Liverpool Biennial, where some visitors panicked, pounded on the walls, and never... More >>

  • Material Girl

    published April 1, 2003

    Her shimmering installation of cut electrical wire in the 2000 Whitney Biennial was so flagrantly beautiful that nearly everyone ignored it. It... More >>

  • Off the Wall

    published March 4, 2003

    Who says there are no second acts? In the art world, second acts are often best. Philip Guston pulled the old switcheroo on abstract... More >>

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