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Artist Stephen Wilkes Goes Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Stephen Wilkes’s Data Center, Olympic Village, Beijing, China (2008).Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City

While humans behave like superheroes inside the arena, outside, an army of workers move like robots, keeping the Olympics running smoothly, safely, and conveniently without dissent. Stephen Wilkes is showing his giant documentary photos of a changing China, including the construction of its newest, sleekest village, at ClampArt through September 13.