'Tis the season, as they say, to make merry -- to spike and quaff egg nog, to unearth crates of broken ornaments, to wrap overpriced boxed sets in radioactive tinsel. It is also the season, unfortunately, to suffer through traditional and more recent versions of Christmas carols you were already sic ... More >>
Nontrivial pursuits, 1990s edition
Ken Johnson's 'Are You Experienced?'; George Kroenert at Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Catch whats new in art at the Whitney Biennial
Charles Ray, a Californian artist who has been active for about 35 years, mostly makes sculptures. Their formidable weight, fragility and cumbersomeness means they don't travel as much as they might, and there have never been many of them--a few a year, perhaps, with long gestation periods before th ... More >>
Over the past decade, Andrew Kuo has become the sort of energetic, omnipresent New Yorker who appears, like magic, wherever you may be. I last encountered him in the backstage guts of Terminal 5, a ghastly cement nightclub in the hinterland of the West 50s. It took a few days before I even thought t ... More >>
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Huge toy meets flea-market ladythe unsettling sculpture of Charles Ray and Duane Hanson
Performance art and the rise of contemporary photography
If there's no iconic image, does an artist's work risk becoming fuzzy in the mind?
Our critic has a few ideas about how to put the new Museum of Modern Art in order
'Duane Hanson: A Survey of His Work From the '30s to the '90s'