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This is it

Candice Breitz gets to the media heart of pop songs and mom with "On View"

Dead heat

Old is new again as conservatism defines museums' summer survival strategies

Not being boring

John Baldessari keeps the faith — with buoyant color — at the Legion of Honor

Don’t look back

Art in 2008 recedes like nobody's business, and it might be time to come home

Margaret Tedesco

GOLDIES 2008 winner: An approach that always includes inviting others into the fold

Xbox activism

Gas Zappers taps into gaming, photomontage, and acid-y color schemes for politicized play

Sino the times

Fall Arts Preview: Bay Area museums and galleries home in on Asia

Hunters and collectors

Two high concept shows take the meta approach to curating

Biennialmania

Bay Area Now: For regional survey exhibitions, it's location, location, location

Tech art 2.0

Wistfully hopeful, 01SJ's "Superlight" aerates a genre

Faith-based initiative

The Contemporary Jewish Museum's opening show starts at the "Beginning"

Starry-eyed and stripped

Ryan McGinley dreams of a New World

Karaoke revolution

The world won't listen -- but it will sing, thanks to the younger Phil Collins

Double talk

Give-and-take with Gilbert and George

J-pop sucker punch

With brand names and bright colors, "MURAKAMI" gets you in the gut

Staying power

In 2007, Bay Area arts were in constant flux

The reel world

Takeshi Murata at Ratio 3

Slow art movement

Olafur Eliasson makes reduced speed sexy

Double trouble

Alice Shaw and Kelli Connell get down with the looking glass

Suburban stasis

Dead-end streets are fertile ground for the makers of Colma: The Musical

No hidin’ SECA

Searching for thematic threads at the biennial exhibition

Scruff trade

Berkeley Art Museum's marvelous Bruce Nauman show locates inspirations in the hood

Looking up

Sales and salvation were art world keywords in 2006