Christian Marclay

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Review: The Clock

"In Switzerland they had brotherly love," he says. "They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
Time pieces
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
Linde Wing Contemporary Art

The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing

A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
Playing catch-up
By GREG COOK  |  September 23, 2011

The Globe vs. The MFA

The Boston Globe's need for a public editor — a reader's advocate of the sort employed by the Globe's corporate parent, the New York Times — once again becomes painfully clear.
Sometimes, even accuracy is misleading
By EDITORIAL  |  August 26, 2011
The Globe, The Clock, and the Flip-Flop: How To Fail at Arts Coverage

The Globe, The Clock, and the Flip-Flop: How To Fail at Arts Coverage

24 hour party, people? Seriously, what is the Globe arts staff smoking?On Tuesday, the broadsheet published a piece by Geoff Edgers -- the Globe's designated...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 19, 2011

Wax Museum

If you don't cringe, at least a little bit and maybe a lot, when you see Sean Duffy's Burn Out Sun (2003) — a sculptural starburst of crisscrossing LPs bearing the immortal Sun Records label — then you probably aren't much of a record fan.
 Cringe worthy
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 15, 2011
flip flop list

Summer buffet

"Nature/Artifice" at the RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street, Providence, through February 2010) feels summery, but it's not like lite beach reading. I think it has to do with the one-room show's crisp, fresh feel and the platform full of flip-flops.
'Nature/Artifice' at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2009


Variations and themes

The technique of the artist isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you see a work — at least not a successful one.
“Webs, Loops, and Skeins” at the RISD Museum  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 14, 2006

Super graphics

There must be a better word than “graffiti” to describe the site-specific, often text-embracing, street-smart art of the intrepid artists who use their environment as their canvas, plastering buildings, street signs, decaying walls, and skinny lamp posts
“SPOTHUNTERS,” Ryan McGinness, and Christian Marclay
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 22, 2006