American sculptor and Conceptual artist Kiki Smith is known for looking at the human form from the inside out. One example is her sculpture consisting of a pair of life-size wax nudes: a man and a woman, dangling side by side as if crucified. The figures, with their yellowed skin, blank faces, and dr
It's not exactly accurate to call Rikrit Tiravanija a "visual" artist. As he says, "it is not what you see that is important but what takes place between people." Tiravanija does not produce works so much as situations or events. Tiravanija's art does not, strictly speaking, belong to him; it is not
Adrian Piper is a Conceptual artist who uses language, rhetoric, and visual media to create pieces that render issues such as racism and xenophobia in harshly realistic terms. Also an accomplished professor of philosophy at Wellesley College, Piper sees racism as "a visual and cognitive pathology tha
One thing we can say about Giulio Paolini's work is that it makes us think. Constantly evolving, from the geometric designs in the 1960s to the later, highly theoretical conceptual works, Paolini's art has always maintained a dynamic vitality, refusing to settle down into a comfortable, proven path.