Contemporary art

Paul Chan, a prize-winning artist who wants to be an amoeba

Hugo Boss Prize winner explains his recent hiatus and his publishing company for “the strangest books”

Published online: 24 November 2014

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In auctions, unlike in life, there are guarantees

Christie’s backed $429.8m worth of art in its record-making contemporary art sales this week

Published online: 14 November 2014

After the fall

The demolition of the Berlin Wall had immediate effects on German life. But how did it affect artists?

Published online: 07 November 2014

Art Prize winner back on view by popular demand

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has re-displayed the shadow box installation, inspired by the designs of the Alhambra

Published online: 07 November 2014

Curator removes intimate images from Paris gallery after threats received

Exhibition featuring Diane Ducruet's work part of month-long photography festival

Published online: 05 November 2014

Did Marcel Duchamp steal Elsa’s urinal?

The founding object of conceptualism was probably “by a German baroness”, but this debate is rarely aired

Published online: 03 November 2014


Finnish police give new meaning to granny panties

An 83-year-old flasher—that’s what Finnish police saw in Dries Verhoeven’s performance piece Ceci n’est pas mon corps (This is not...

9/11 sculpture still destined for Olympic Park

Questions have been asked about a piece of public sculpture commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York that was due to be...

Slumber party to kick off Creative Time Fall Ball

Dedicated patrons of the arts will need to put on their dancing shoes and their good pyjamas for


An interview with the curators of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo

Charles Esche and his team (Galit Eilat, Pablo Lafuente, Nuria Enguita Mayo and Oren Sagiv) have given a series of interviews that offer fascinating and occasionally prurient insights into the process of grappling with the biennial beast in general and the Bienal beast in particular—the recruitment process, the unforgiving character of the space and their ambitions to broaden the social base of the artists who participate and the visitors who attend.