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2004 Stories by Kim Levin

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  • Art

    published December 28, 2004

    Subtitled "Objects for a Wunderkammer From 16th to 19th Century," this display of antique items—opulent and bizarre, natural and... More >>

  • Art

    published December 14, 2004

    You'd never guess when you enter the apparently empty exhibition space that minuscule works by 44 artists—Fischli & Weiss's polyurethane... More >>

  • Art

    published November 23, 2004

    "Iconoclastic Artist Expands Definitions of Drawing," trumpets the press release for Richard Tuttle's new installation, titled "It's a Room for 3... More >>

  • Screen Gems

    published October 19, 2004

    Was it really only a couple of years ago that we were all overdosing on video art? One white-cube gallery after another was turning into a black... More >>

  • Flowers in Chelsea From the Original Appropriation Artist

    published October 5, 2004

    Raising issues of simulation and authenticity way before they became hot, Elaine Sturtevant, who prefers to be known simply as Sturtevant, began... More >>

  • Taking a Makeshift Installation Beyond the Point of No Return

    published September 21, 2004

    This Italian-born artist's scrappy, cumulative mode—makeshift installation incorporating tacky fabric, fake flowers, toy trains, plastic... More >>

  • The Return of an Artist Who Seems to Swallow the World

    published September 14, 2004

    From her giant chair that reduced us to Lilliputian size to the minuscule mouse-hole video (in the floor at P.S.1) to bewitched projections in... More >>

  • Art

    published September 7, 2004

    Conceived on a grand scale with crystalline logic, mathematical precision, and environmental intent, Agnes Denes's grandiose visionary projects... More >>

  • Virtual Is Political

    published September 7, 2004

    New-media conceptualist Randall M. Packer moved from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., in 2000. "I was so struck by Washington as a stage set for... More >>

  • He Found It at the Movies

    published June 29, 2004

    The hook for the Whitney's large retrospective of Ed Ruscha's works on paper is photography. Not the legendary Twentysix Gasoline Stations... More >>

  • Apt Not for Rent: 2 Rms, Half Tub, Split by Cinderblock Wall

    published June 15, 2004

    This hot young Swiss artist's extreme architectural makeover inaugurated Maccarone a couple of years ago and remains unforgettable. The agile and... More >>

  • Art

    published June 8, 2004

    Building slowly from self-deprecating drawings and sculpture to an installation with a hilarious video, Kramer twists every tired cliché in... More >>

  • The Mexican (Chelsea Remix)

    published May 25, 2004

    Daniel Guzmán's double show is so laid-back that it can leave you wondering what (if anything) is going on. More effort seems to have been... More >>

  • Behind the Surveillance Cameras, Mechanisms Gone Wild

    published May 11, 2004

    Just when we'd nearly forgotten his optical-gizmo art, which has been absent for the past 10 years, Jon Kessler makes a great comeback. "Global... More >>

  • A Provocateur and Insider's Otsider From South Africa

    published April 20, 2004

    Sometimes an exhibition can't do justice to an artist. For over a decade, Kendall Geers has been acclaimed and excoriated elsewhere for his... More >>

  • Art

    published April 6, 2004

    Since 1999, this Baltimore-based artist has gone to the movies with a video camera and shot from the hip, taping blemished bootlegs of the latest... More >>

  • A Collaborative Pair's Meticulously Fabricated Installation

    published March 16, 2004

    As if picking up where Fischli & Weiss and Jeanne Silverthorne leave off, this Canadian-born couple strew the gallery with tangled electrical... More >>

  • Art

    published March 9, 2004

    She's been called "the spawn of Cindy Sherman and Buster Keaton" and has skewered aspiring art students, ambitious artists, mad housewives,... More >>

  • Reality Show

    published February 24, 2004

    German-born artist Christian Jankowski, who now divides his time between Berlin and New York, is among the best of the new species of... More >>

  • Revisiting the relics of Central European conceptualism

    published February 17, 2004

    Parallel Actions," which brings news of a dozen daring Central European conceptualists at work in the 1960s and '70s, isn't a show that looks like... More >>

  • Art

    published February 10, 2004

    With Takashi Murakami's fresh young female disciples filling two Chelsea galleries with coltish images of big-eyed pre-pubescent girls and... More >>

  • Art

    published February 3, 2004

    Richard Serra's "Sculptures from 1967 and 1968" is just seven very early works, from before he quite realized the implications of malleability or... More >>

  • Clocking Into Dennis Oppenheim's 'Thought Collision Factories'

    published January 27, 2004

    In 1982, one of the rambling constructions of galvanized ducts, tracks, and conveyor belts that Dennis Oppenheim called "thought collision... More >>

  • Crawling toward Wall Street: Dehumanization in several guises

    published January 20, 2004

    Back in 1996, before Japan's economic bubble burst, Momoyo Torimitsu's ultra-real robot salaryman crawled up Wall Street and through Grand Central... More >>

  • Lost and Found

    published January 13, 2004

    In 1991, Marc Quinn cast a self-portrait head in his own frozen blood—eight pints of it—a move that was nearly as sensational as and... More >>

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