Art & Technology

Review
Art & Technology

Cammie Staros evokes environmentally apocalyptic scenarios on the Lux Art Institute app

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers

Review
Art & Technology

Zemí Cohoba Stand: an AR experience with exceptional 3D modelling from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

News
Art & Technology

Going Dutch: teamLab to launch permanent exhibition in the Netherlands in 2024

Immersive installations by the Japan-based collective will be the centrepiece of Nowhere, a new digital art space in Utrecht

Review
Art & Technology

Vortic Collect: a promising virtual reality tool for galleries and a welcome getaway for art collectors

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

News
Cathedral of Notre Dame

New VR experience recreates Notre Dame in its former glory—and after its devastating fire

The 360 degree film Rebuilding Notre-Dame—on show in Paris—allows visitors to once again "step inside" the cathedral

Review
Art & Technology

Untitled, Art Online fair and Artland: vast data collecting capabilities and some great art

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

News
Art & Technology

Superblue experiential art centre to launch in Miami this December

New commercial venture aims to capitalise on the rise of immersive artworks by selling tickets rather than objects

News
Obituaries

Frank Popper—the historian at the forefront of art’s digital revolution—has died, aged 102

Expert in art and technology led the way in documenting the development of "virtual art"

Review
Art & Technology

Wunderkammer review: this augmented reality app is the giftshop postcard of Olafur Eliasson's work

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

Feature
Art & Technology

Three-dimensional lift off: The Art Newspaper launches reviews of virtual art

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the art world renew its engagement with virtual and augmented reality. Now is the time to give this format a critical framework

News
Art market

Brave new world: Francis Bacon triptych sells for $84.5m in Sotheby's first major live-streamed evening sale

Marathon online high-tech auction was the first of its kind attempted by Sotheby's and totalled $363.2m, boosting confidence that a top-end market still exists

Blog
Media

With museums having been off limits, could AR works find a new home—in the home?

Augmented reality art has had a potentially huge captive audience during the coronavirus lockdown. We look at the pros and cons of the technology in a domestic setting

News
Art market

London galleries launch concurrent exhibitions on AR app

New co-operative grew out of a WhatsApp group set up in March for galleries to share advice in the wake of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

News
Art market

How artists are adapting their work to virtual fairs and online viewing rooms

As Art Basel's online viewing room opens, Tracey Emin, Jim Shaw and Avery Singer speak about lockdown and creating for the digital sphere

Comment
Art market

Who are the art market's virtual winners?

As digital fatigue sets in, a little editing goes a long way with online viewing rooms—and sometimes a humble PDF with a few human touches makes a welcome break

News
Openings

Netherlands gets first 'startup' museum for new media art

Nxt Museum to open in Amsterdam on 29 August with immersive installations by pioneering artists, designers, technologists and scientists

Blog
Diary

From sunrise to sunset, you can now virtually meditate inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Texas fantasia

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Biennials & festivals

AI you ready for this? Bucharest Biennale to be curated by artificial intelligence called Jarvis

The 2022 edition will exist in virtual reality and use data harvested from universities, galleries and art centres to select artists

Analysis
Art & Technology

Extended reality: what future do AR and VR offer the art world?

Potential of new digital technologies comes to the fore as 5G connectivity expands and specialist equipment becomes more user-friendly

In partnership withThe Art Exchange

News
Art market

Untitled, Art turns to virtual reality to improve the online fair experience

The organisers are using video game technology to recreate the “element of discovery” of wandering the aisles of a physical event

News
Art & Technology

With a haunting sculpture, the Met expands its push into augmented reality

Curator provides audio narration for 3D experience of a Taíno religious figure

News
Art & Technology

Olafur Eliasson brings the Northern Lights or a blazing sun into your bedroom

The artist is releasing his first collection of augmented reality digital objects through the Acute Art app

Analysis
Art market

Frieze New York exhibitors bring a domestic touch to online viewing rooms

Why some galleries are trying to make the sterile virtual environment more homely, plus some early sales

Preview
Art market

Whisky drinking, dog walking and gardening: art dealers' plans for the alternative Frieze New York

With the "real-life" fair cancelled due to coronavirus, exhibitors give their thoughts on the event's first online viewing room experience

News
Art market

Flash sale: Darren Bader launches online platform Inventory for artists and galleries

Prices are clearly marked under each work and some are even marked down by anywhere from 30% to 90%

Feature
Social media

The art world has thrown itself into live broadcasts online—but are they any good?

Livestreaming on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Zoom has exploded in the past few months

Interview
Artist interview

Eva and Franco Mattes: ‘Technology does not create the social problems we so often criticise’

As the lockdown forces the art world to migrate online, the Italian duo, who embraced the internet in its infancy, are moving in the opposite direction

Feature
Conservation & Preservation

Digital technologies allow us to create precise copies of artefacts—but what does this mean for the idea of 'authenticity'?

Online book demonstrates the groundbreaking work by Factum Foundation to create high-resolution facsimiles but also raises questions of value

Feature
Digital art

'Born digital': the stalwart institutions that have been producing online art since long before Covid-19

As museums rush to upload online content during lockdown, we speak to some of the people who have been championing innovative digital work for years

Feature
Video games

Game on: artists turn to the virtual world of video games during the pandemic

As lockdown continues, video games are proving to be ripe territory for artists and budding curators to experiment (and play)

Analysis
Art market

How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming

Podcast

Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

Plus, Sophie Matisse on her great-grandfather Henri. Produced in association with Christie's

News
Art & Technology

If the sea destroys Venice, can digital technology rebuild it?

The Art Newspaper is co-hosting a live YouTube discussion on digital innovations and the preservation of cultural heritage on 1-3 May

Blog
Video games

Dodgy dealer offers famous fakes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game

News
Earth Day

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

Interview
Art & Technology

‘Longevity feels a bit elusive at the moment’: artist Julia Christensen explores upgrade culture in new book and postponed show

The artist has rummaged through e-waste facilities in India, and has envisioned an updated Golden Record with NASA to send into space

Feature
Video, film & new media

Reality check: is VR set to revolutionise museums?

With the Louvre revealing its virtual reality Mona Lisa, museums ponder the power of tech experiences

News
Blockchain

Artory partners with the Winston Art Group appraisal firm to offer free vetting services

The partnership is the latest collaboration undertaken by the growing blockchain-based art registry to increase “transparency” in the art market

News
Art & Technology

Leading online database to remove 600,000 images after art project reveals its racist bias

Artist Trevor Paglen and AI researcher Kate Crawford have investigated the troubling ways in which ImageNet classifies people

Review
Art & Technology

The natural world meets the virtual in Jakob Kudsk Steensen's augmented reality experience at Serpentine Galleries

Marking the galleries' first Augmented Architecture commission, explores the sights and sounds of the flora and fauna in London’s Hyde Park

Feature
Art Basel 2019

The human side of AI

How do algorithms see and shape the world? An exhibition at Basel’s HeK explores the often uncomfortable coexistence of humanity and AI

News
Art & Technology

Get the app and the church door will open to you

How often on our walks do we get to an enticing old church, only to find that it’s locked? Mobile phones provide the 'open sesame'

News
Art market

Artory bags Spotify backer in first funding round

The blockchain-based art registry announces a $7.3m group investment, following the acquisition of Auction Club and partnerships with Christie’s

Review
Book Shorts

A catalogue of break-throughs in the history of printing and books

Book collects the first illustrations, scores, maps and children's books

News
Blockchain

Blockchain-based art registry Artory acquires Auction Club database

The acquisition will make public 4,000 international auction house sale records

News
Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

News
Conservation & Preservation

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

The Calderstones are being studied, recorded and restored before their reinstallation

News
Art market

Will blockchain deliver a registry of all traded works of art?

Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market

Feature
Artist interview

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

Feature
Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

News
Antiquities & Archaeology

Google and the World Monuments Fund highlight Iraqi heritage under threat

Using drone footage, 3D models and videos, the tech giant is working with cultural institutions to make preservation efforts accessible to a larger public

News
Conservation & Preservation

How do you conserve time-based media? Museums invest in research to keep up with new technologies

Symposium on the subject to open at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts

News
Exhibitions

Douglas Coupland’s work in plastic is fantastic

The writer and artist unveils an ecological work inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a 3D-printed national portrait of Canada

News

The dark web, surveillance dolls and Van Gogh’s zombie ear: technology’s role in art debated at Boston conference

While artists and museums embrace futuristic tools, legal experts point to a number of pitfalls with cutting-edge work

Archive
Jeff Koons

Koons at cutting edge with giant stone mills: The techniques behind his creations

Koons' sculptures may look like child's play, but behind the play-doh is a long and complicated process

Archive
Christie's

Christie’s buys digital management system

Collectrium is a digital multi-tool for art collection

Archive
Barnett Newman

Menil reveals secrets of Newman’s technique

An eight-year effort to restore a major work by Barnett Newman (1905-70) has shed new light on the artist’s methods.

Archive
Cooper Hewitt

Smithsonian Design Museum reopens with array of high-tech displays

Cooper Hewitt puts can-do spirit into the house Carnegie built

Archive
Films

Let the video roller coaster ride begin : Interview with Ryan Trecartin

Trecartin’s films, created with Lizzie Fitch, trace the impact of technology on modern life

Archive
Art & Technology

(Inter)facing the future at Barbican's 'Digital Revolution'

Exploring the impact of digital technology on art, music, film and design

Archive
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley tech companies take novel approaches to art investment

Silicon Valley’s success stories are applying their non-corporate ethos to art investment, finding innovative ways of building their collections

Archive
The Art Institute of Chicago

How to avoid digital boom and bust

There are plenty of grants for new digital projects but finding long-term funding could be much harder

Archive
Digital Age

Web of intrigue: How has the 'post-internet' era changed the contemporary art world?

In the ‘post-internet’ age, digital artists are reassessing their relationship with galleries and collectors.

Archive
Digital Age

Let’s get digital with "post-internet" art

The frontier spirit of post-internet artists.

Archive
Digital Age

The digital age meets design classics at Design Miami

Galleries test the market for innovation, but there is also a wealth of Modernism on show

Archive
Digital Age

The art book digital takeover: not if but when

Art books for tablets will leave printed works as elite items

Archive
Digital Age

Digital access to Italian banks’ art

300,000 works owned by banks belonging to the Associazione Bancaria Italiana to become available to view online

Archive
Digital Age

The race to digitise the world’s heritage

Non-profit organisation has big plans to gather data from 500 sites over the next five years

Archive
Art & Technology

Art enters the third dimension as 3-D printing goes mainstream

Assessing the impact of technological advances in 3-D printers and scanners on the art world, and what it means for the future

Archive
Max Ernst

Investigating under Ernst’s surfaces at the Fondation Beyeler

Technical analysis could reveal secrets of rare Ernst plaster sculpture

Archive
Forgeries

How the detection of titanium white gave away Beltracchi

The pigment proved Beltracchi's version was inauthentic, since it was not in use at the time that the original was painted

Archive
Berlin

Web salvation for workers’ art as GDR artists are digitally rehabilitated

Shunned since the Wall fell, East German works are now catalogued on the 'Bildatlas'

Archive
Washington, DC

US could stop artists using drones

New regulations may restrict the use of surveillance technology in their work

Archive
San Francisco

How printmaking made Rembrandt an international star

New technology and growing middle class consumption opened up his works and those of his contemporaries to new markets

Archive
Rotterdam

Thieves foil high-tech security at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Seven works were stolen as unmanned overnight protection fails

Archive
Art & Technology

Who’s in the picture? Anti-terror software might tell us

Face recognition software used to spot terrorists may be the answer to identifying unknown sitters in portraits.

Archive
VIP Art Fair

The future has yet to arrive for online art fairs

VIP Art Fair expands its business model and improves technology, but big-name dealers are unconvinced

Archive
National Gallery

Books: The National Gallery’s latest Technical Bulletin makes some great discoveries

The volume is a compendium of papers presented at the Gallery in September 2009

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Art Basel

This year's Art Basel prepares to surpass last year with adjustments to layout

Art Parcours heads indoors to the city’s historic quarter, while the Messeplatz remains sculpture-free

Archive
Internet

Website could be holy grail of private market prices

Art.sy will unite would-be collectors with art and dealers they may not know—and it’s all built on trust

Archive
Digital Age

Digital display: Introducing the Adobe Museum of Digital Media

The latest venture from the creators of Photoshop is a virtual art gallery

Archive
Films

New York’s digital shorts: 'Made Here' explores artists’ relationships with the city

The web-based videos looks into the lives of performers and artists

Archive
Art & Technology

Latest online startup aims for 3D sales

The creators of a new software venture think that adding an extra dimension will get things moving

Archive
Video art

Fast forward video art

Artists love it as a medium, but are collectors and dealers too busy for time-based work at an art fair?

Archive
Art & Technology

VIP online art fair overwhelmed by early technical setbacks

Majority of dealers claim disappointment as organisers defend privacy settings and vow to overcome glitches

Archive
Piranesi

Inside Piranesi’s prisons on show at the Venice Architecture Biennale

An immersive, digital film at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini reimagines the artist’s dark fantasies as if in three dimensions

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Museums & Heritage

Museums need to go much further in adapting to the digital age

Are new media museums the future?

Archive
Frieze

The work of art in the age of cut and paste

Can the law keep up with the speed of digital appropriation, reproduction and distribution? And should it even try?

Archive
Art & Technology

Infrared-light technology gets funding boost

Technology could foresee deterioration of artworks

Archive

Ten years after the hysteria of dotcom boom and bust, the web is finally finding its place in the art market

Leaving the house has never seemed more unnecessary

Archive
Ancient Egypt

"Naked scanners" being used to research mummies

A new use for airport screening technology

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Art & Technology

An advance in iron preservation aids conservators

Work on Civil War submarine leads to pioneering technique

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Caravaggio

Technology reveals Caravaggio self-portrait

Searching for underdrawings, conservators discover the artist’s reflection

Archive
Photographs

Stopping the passage of time: Colour photography conservation

A new technique aims to prevent colour prints from fading—but is it legal?

Archive
Art & Technology

Hollywood technology used to examine new Herculaneum find

Researchers see future applications for this cross-over science

Archive
Video, film & new media

New Kinetica fair celebrates kinetic and hi-tech art

The event will be held 28 February to 2 March

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Conservation & Preservation

Cypriot wall paintings get HIV test as part of conservation strategy

Adapted antibody technique helps conservators find suitable restoration materials

Archive
Henry Moore

High-tech study could give new life to Moore’s Arch

Development in conservation of sculpture

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Forgeries

Can past nuclear explosions help detect forgeries?

The inventors of a new technique for dating paintings say it can prove whether a work was made before or after 1945

Archive
Exhibitions

MoMA stem cell exhibit dies five weeks into show

“Victimless Leather”, a small jacket made up of embryonic stem cells, was fed nutrients by tube