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Zeroing in on Zero1

Mark Van Proyen examines the history of art’s encounters with technology — as played out against the backdrop of the 2012 Zero1 Biennial.

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The Photobook Renaissance

Below the radar, photobooks are embraced as an art form independent of their content, a fact ratified by museums and the market.

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Documenta! Manifesta! Monumenta!

Mark Van Proyen reports on the year’s (and maybe the decade’s) most closely watched art events.

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Art Basel 2012

Marxist simpletons scream “commodity fetishism!” Slice through the fog of “post-criticality” and there’s plenty to savor. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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SF’s Triple-Play Art Fair Weekend

From the waterfront to the Tenderloin to SOMA, it’s a city-wide celebration of visual art.

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Sacramento Airport Art Scores a Hit

The $1.3B addition to Sacramento Airport features major works by marquee-name artists. It’s the largest investment in public art in Sacramento’s history.

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Swiss Mix: The 54th Venice Biennial

This Swatch of an exhibition, ready-made for hedge-fund consumption, still held plenty to savor. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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Art of the Book @ Cantor Art Center & SVMA

For a reminder of what limited-edition fine press publishing looked like in the pre-digital age, two major shows offer a lively, literary display.

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SF’s ‘Art Mecca Weekend’: May 19-22

Can San Francisco support three art fairs — all on the same weekend? Promoters say it can. But some dealers wonder.

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The All-New Crocker Art Museum

The “oldest museum in the West” has tripled in size. Now, for the first time ever, the Crocker can really show its stuff. A list of its holdings reads like a Who’s Who of Northern California art in the post-WWII era.

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