Gunpowder, grass, jasmine, pine, pollution, and patchouli are some of the odors wafting around galleries, museums, and studios these days as artists incorporate scent into the esthetic experience. Read More
With artists increasingly involving the public in the creation of work, curators and museums have embarked on a quest to define, display, and collect participatory art. Read More
A new generation is making street art that is conceptual, abstract, and even sculptural in nature. Read More
The practice of drawing from life models is growing in popularity. Read More
Turning the tables on art-historical tradition, more women artists are depicting the naked male body. Read More
Blending fact, fantasy, and a dose of social commentary, artists are charting the world in new and unusual ways. Read More
The work of artists from Arab and North African countries is thriving, complex, and increasingly visible on the international scene. Read More
Butterflies, honeybees, and even centipedes are turning up in artwork—and, in some cases, helping to make it. Read More
More and more artworks exist not as objects but as ephemeral events—a conversation, a thunderclap, a slow-motion kiss—that insist viewers take part. Read More
Inspired by the ecological crisis, artists are seeking to connect with nature on a personal level—listening to glaciers, talking to plants, or taking biospheres for a walk. Read More
Street art—including stickers, posters, murals, graffiti, and even 3-D sculptures—is making its way into mainstream galleries and museums. Read More
Performance art, gallery openings, Dumpster-diving for junk to turn into art—all of it is happening in an online world populated by computer-generated beings called avatars. Read More
Artists around the globe are turning Socialist Realism on its head, layering the once-potent tool of propaganda with irony and nostalgia. Read More
New-media artists are cloning BlackBerries, generating 33 instant messages a minute, and downloading works to iPods, PlayStation Portables, and cell phones. Read More
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