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Gillian Wearing

Hope for Scope? Slideshow and Commentary

by Whitney Kimball on March 7, 2013
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Let’s face it: bejeweling a horse does not exactly inspire riveting dialogue. But some people seem to like it, and this is Scope, so at this point, we’ll take it. It’s one example of the fair’s congenial goofball luster, and there’s no point in trying to make it something it’s not.

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Gillian Wearing: “People” at Tanya Bonakdar

by Will Brand on June 6, 2011
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“I drink menstrual blood, straight from the source.” So opens one of the interviews in Gillian Wearing's show at Tanya Bonakdar, an emotionally exhausting but exceptionally fruitful examination of portraiture and catharsis. Wearing has long been interested in portraiture — its aesthetics, its effect on the subject, its ability to reveal and conceal — and this show feels like a natural progression of that, containing some of her best work to date.

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I use the word “Crabmeat” a lot

by Will Brand on June 6, 2011
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Advertising is getting scary good. Intel’s latest gambit is the Museum of Me, the fanciest Facebook data visualizer to date. It shows they know one crucial fact: everybody wants their face on a wall.

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