Playing on the pervasiveness of images of destruction and devastation in the news and in Hollywood movies, artists are making works that range from violent to chillingly disquieting
Spoofing capitalism, the art market, and China’s image abroad, Xu Zhen has developed parallel careers as artist, entrepreneur, and activist Read More
As digital tools transform the way artists find and rework images, the concept of what is fair use—legally as well as artistically—is becoming more complicated Read More
As more and more art museums showcase high fashion, their staffs are grappling with strategies for presenting it, funding it, and connecting it to their missions Read More
Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Read More
China’s younger artists are introspective, sophisticated, and hyper-aware of their identity in a globalized world Read More
Today’s Facebook comments are tomorrow’s artworks as artists harness social technology to comment on how our new connectivity is changing our culture. Read More
As Ai Weiwei continues to openly criticize Communist party policy, his international profile is rising—but so is government response. Read More
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
Omer Fast's videos are mind-blowing mergings of artifice and truth, populated by refugees, soldiers, and other characters who may or may not be acting. 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
Nudity in contemporary art is tolerated increasingly in countries where it wasn’t in the past. Read More
Garbage and garbage pickers are the subjects of Vik Muniz's work. Read More
Photographer Justine Kurland takes her camera on the road across the country to capture communes, hobos, and other subcultures that are often off the radar. Read More
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