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Art Reviews Archive

December 6, 2010
Playing It Straight

MoMA’s “On Line” celebrates, but doesn’t liberate, its subject.

November 1, 2010
The Long Arm of John Baldessari

The conceptual pioneer, subject of a retrospective at the Met, has a lot to answer for.

May 31, 2010
In the End, It Was All About You

How “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present” turned the viewer into the viewed.

May 24, 2010
Not Just Pretty Gardens

The untamed beauty of Monet’s last paintings.

May 10, 2010
The Picassos From the Basement

The Met’s enormous show of its own collection is short on Cubism—which, in a way, is a blessing.

April 19, 2010
Let’s Reconsider

I found something to like about Marlene Dumas.

April 5, 2010
Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

“Skin Fruit,” the New Museum’s show curated by Jeff Koons, highlights the cracks in the institution.

March 8, 2010
Change We Can Believe In

The Whitney Biennial is thoughtful, humanly scaled, and blessedly low on hype.

February 22, 2010

Twenty years ago, Wolfgang Tillmans reimagined what a photo could be. Now he’s doing it again.

February 15, 2010
How I Made an Artwork Cry

In Tino Sehgal’s work, the viewer gains unexpected power.

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