contemporary art


Can VR Change the Way We Engage with Contemporary Art?

Terminus at the National Gallery feels like an acid-trip into a sci-fi comic.


New Zealand's Young Artists are Fighting Anti-Millennialism

Are millennials equally lost and lamentable the world over? A recent trio of forward-looking exhibitions in New Zealand suggests that youth remains a truly international—and consistently problematic—art-world obsession.


How To Start An Art Collection As a Young, Broke Person

It's not impossible! We asked some experts for tips.


Making Art From the Decaying Suburban Dream

Australian artist Ian Strange photographs the foreclosed homes of Ohio's Rust Belt.


Curating Africa Beyond the Clichés

A new exhibition seeks to bring contemporary African art to the fore—and there's not a tribal mask to be seen.


6 Female Artists Demonstrate Pottery's Subversive Potential

A group show in London responds to a ceramics exhibit staged at the Whitney Museum in 1981.


Immersive Installation Explores Sleep Culture and Insomnia

With pink light and pillows, artist Matthew Bird curates the perfect night’s sleep.


Mona's David Walsh Unveils Plans for New Hotel

Spend a night at the Museum of Old and New Art.


Meet the Artist Making "Daggers" for Spiritual Protection

Lucien Shapiro fuses gems, minerals, and love to make spiritually protective art weapons.


This Artist Recreates Memories With Photographic Collage

Paul Anthony Smith turns photographs into pointillist representations of social constructs.


Revel in These Hyper-Realistic Portraits of Working Class Western Australia

Marcus Beilby paints pubs, pie shops, train stations, and delis. His artworks are a (vanilla) slice of life in Perth.


This Performance Artist Is Also a Candidate for Space Travel

Artist Astronaut Sarah Jane Pell explains why every space program needs a creative perspective.