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The Best Exhibitions of 2005

To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions were, in their eyes, the very best of 2005.

MARTIN CREED

Edward Munch by Himself” (Royal Academy of Arts, London) This show gave me butterflies, screwed me up, and made me cry.

AA BRONSON

John Baldessari, “A Different Kind of Order” (Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna) I rarely go to exhibitions these days. Perhaps I’m too jaded. But the Baldessari retrospective was something else. Focusing on his production from 1962–84, it was notable for its curatorial indifference to the marketplace—so refreshing!—and for the large number of works never shown before.

CANDICE BREITZ

Aernout Mik, “Vacuum Room” (carlier|gebauer, Berlin/Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Saint-Gervais Genève) Yet again Mik conjured a visual scenario that felt utterly familiar (a meeting of apparently

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