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This issue underscores the great diversity of art practices that make use of or that are proximate to the hoax. At times stinging and at other times amusing, the minor and significant impostures presented herein trace the portrait of yet another irreverent attitude that is often prized in the art world and that sometimes still manages to rouse shock.

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Family

As the basis for social organization and the primary site of socialization, the family has drawn particular attention in the visual arts since the inception of art history. As contemporary art seems well engaged in an examination of cultural practices, the family, in all its forms, is returning to the spotlight. Many artists today revisit family traditions, sites, and taboos, challenge what has been held as unspeakable by digging into archives, and invent new, intimate forms of sociability out of biographical experiences. This issue reflects on family histories as they are rewritten in contemporary art.

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