Contemporary art

China’s art and artists beyond Ai Weiwei

A scholarly history of the nation’s contemporary art in its wider context

Published online: 13 March 2015

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Fair wades deeper into contemporary waters

The selling show “Night Fishing” has brought eight new galleries to Maastricht

Published online: 10 March 2015

Discomfited by video art? That shouldn’t mean discomfort

The increasing number and increasing length of video works is throwing up problems in presentation

Published online: 10 March 2015

Russia’s financial crisis has knock-on effects on cultural projects

Formerly wealthy patrons and investors are pulling funding from art ventures for which there is little government support

Published online: 05 March 2015

New magazine launched by Russian Orthodox artist association to promote contemporary Christian art

The association is already forging ties with like-minded groups in Italy and the US

Published online: 03 March 2015

Artists’ subtle critique of power opens at New York University’s Abu Dhabi outpost

The collective Slavs and Tatars ends a three-month residency at Saadiyat Island with an exhibition on princely grooming

Published online: 28 February 2015


Racy royal sculpture back on display at Macba

A controversial show that was cancelled earlier this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona is now open to the public (until...

Wong is motoring along

Earlier this week, the artist Morgan Wong threw a spotlight on urban development in Hong Kong, exploring the city-state’s colonial-era...

On the edge in Hong Kong

Guests staying at the swanky Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong, will no doubt be taken aback by a vintage twin-axel Harrington...


The Portuguese return to Macau

As Art Basel in Hong Kong rolls on, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is preparing for a solo show in China’s other special administrative region, Macau, her first in the region. At the MGM casino resort, Vasconcelos is creating 1,200 kilo piece titled Valkyrie Octopus. The work measures 35 by 20 metres and is made of more than 4,000 metres of coloured fabrics, thousands of beads, 3,100 metres of electric cable, and has LED lights placed throughout. The site-specific work deals with the Portuguese presence in Macau, which began in the 16th century and ended, officially, in 1999.