contemporary art

12.17.18

Internal Stress

Qiu Yang's beautiful photos capture the surprising results when mechanical stress is applied to plastic products.

9.20.17

How New Zealand's Millennial Artists are Confronting Generational Stigma

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.

7.28.17

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.

6.27.17

This Artist Recreates Memories With Photographic Collage

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

6.27.17

Meet the Artist Making "Daggers" for Spiritual Protection

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

6.17.17

These Flower-Inspired Rorschach Tests Will Leave You Feeling Grounded

What do you see in these flowers?

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6.14.17

These Graphite Sketches Personify the Beautiful Disorder of the Internet

Since high school, Jeanette Hayes has archived hundreds of thousands of images from the surface web.

6.4.17

From Coca-Cola Douching to Crocodile Dung, Illustrating History’s Shocking Contraception Methods

8 colorful illustrations by Sarah Alinia Ziazi illustrate our cultural misconceptions.

5.23.17

Street Artists Remix Old Masterpieces

Partnering with Fat Free Art, Sotheby's tasked street artists with creating new work inspired by very old paintings.

5.18.17

Maurizio Cattelan Is One of Art's Greatest Mysteries

The renowned artist is as enigmatic as his controversial work.

5.14.17

On Being Kara Walker's Daughter

Octavia Bürgel writes about growing up with a noteworthy, Black, female, artist as her mother.

5.12.17

Weijue Wang’s Plush Pink Boob Sculptures are Deceptively Precious

The artist's 'Boobroom' debuts at StARTup Art Fair in San Francisco.

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