Contemporary art

Street art versus Fifa

In the run-up to the World Cup, protest graffiti filled Brazil’s walls with potent expressions of discontent

Published online: 02 September 2014

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Airtime for Latin American artists

PBS’s contemporary art series starts its newest season with a look at a Mexican photographer

Published online: 01 September 2014

News in brief from Brazil

From construction delays at Inhotim to curators' attack on ‘vain’ work in Niemeyer space

Published online: 01 September 2014

Olafur Eliasson's riverbed transforms Louisiana

Rock-strewn, site-specific work unveiled in Danish museum

Published online: 21 August 2014

Debate, ridicule and claims of unoriginality overshadow Sydney public art

Three permanent works due to be installed will cost the city AUS$8m

Published online: 20 August 2014

Cardiff prize show isn’t afraid to talk politics

The sixth edition of Artes Mundi includes work by artists responding to recent conflicts

Published online: 14 August 2014


Video all-nighter in London

Nightowls roaming the streets of London this evening (20 September) will spot video art dotted around the capital, in the windows of...

Polish artist's peckish pieces

The phrase “You are what you eat” takes on new—and slightly nauseating—meaning in the artist Martynka Wawrzyniak’s latest body of work....

Artists not wanted

Well artists, you had a good run. It’s not easy working in today’s art world, as the artist Bob and Roberta Smith knows. Perhaps that’s why...


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.