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  1. Editor's Letter
  2. The Brief

    Sci-fi-influenced video art at the Moderna Museet, Malmö. Sweden; College Art Association Conference; L.A. Art Book Fair; Zona Maco art fair, Mexico City; Laura Poitras solo at the Whitney Museum, New York; 21-39 art festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

  3. First Look: Sondra Perry

    In a two-channel video installation in MoMA PS1's "Greater New York," Sondra Perry, a Columbia University-trained artist now in residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, explores domestic rituals—some traditionally African-American, some newly contrived for the camera—involving friends and family in Perth Amboy, N.J.

  4. Atlas Moscow: Refuseniks and Apparatchiks

    Artists' fiercely outrageous, often politically charged public actions galvanized the Russian cultural scene in the 1990s. Today, organizations like the private V-A-C Foundation seek to alter the urban fabric—both physical and social—in subtler, more pervasive ways.

  5. Sightlines

    Tang Museum director Ian Berry tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.

  6. Books

    Keeping Faith

    Eleanor Heartney on Charlene Spretnak's The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art: Art History Reconsidered, 1800 to the present and Aaron Rosen's Art + Religion in the 21st Century; plus related titles in brief.

  7. Between Worlds

    Painter and sculptor Joaquín Torres-García left his native Uruguay for 40 years, absorbing radical new art in Europe and the U.S., before returning home in 1934 to advocate for a School of the South, a distinct Latin American movement.

  8. That Which Pleases

    In paintings, installations, videos and extended performances, Scottish-born artist Lucy McKenzie freely appropriates images, genres and techniques, ranging from trompe l'oeil painting to detective movies to fashion and design.

  9. Street Life

    The Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1945-1999) celebrated both his cultural heritage and New York's gritty Lower East Side in paintings rife with firemen, convicts, pop icons, graffitied walls and ASL hand signs.

In the Studio: Keltie Ferris

On the occasion of her first East Coast museum solo, Ferris discusses her "autonomous" body prints and abstract paintings.

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