Art & Technology

Rhizome receives $1m grant from Mellon Foundation

The funding will support two new staff positions, open-source software and future operations

Art marketcomment

Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups

Tech-led art businesses are starting to attract venture capitalist funding, with the NFT platform MakersPlace recently gaining $30m investment

Immersive, interactive and a great way to display NFTs: Falko Alexander Gallery’s expansive VR exhibition

With its first virtual venture, an emerging gallery in Cologne removes the barrier between real life and virtual reality

An important project somewhat marred by its execution: the Corning Museum's VR recreation of a lost glass drawing room in a London palace

The virtual reality programme remakes Robert Adam's 18th-century interior works and can be view on the best-selling Oculus Quest 2 headset

Clean, seamless and free from distraction: VR exhibition opens UBS corporate collection of blue-chip art to the public

Presented on Artland's virtual reality platform, the works on show are a time capsule of the downtown New York art scene—our expert panel review the experience

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Remembering Jackie Matisse, a pioneer of kite art and art in virtual reality who had a special feel for chance and the power of collaboration

She saw 'flying art' as a collaboration with wind and light and found ways to 'fly' her kites underwater and in galleries, kept in motion with blown air and mechanical reels

Designnews

Artists’ signal-jamming chandelier sculpture challenges our reliance on technology—and FCC laws

The goal of the design is to encourage interpersonal connections and promote mental health

NFTsanalysis

NFTs and colossal prices have turbocharged the art market—but has something died in this 'second renaissance'?

As people pay eye-watering crypto-sums for digital art, many see losses as well as gains in this brave new intangible world

Unfolding Shrines is some of the most ambitious augmented reality art we have seen in the last year

Our expert panel of artists and storytellers review extended reality exhibitions and events

A year of viewing art virtually: the best and worst AR and VR work created during the pandemic

Our expert panel of artists and storytellers review extended reality exhibitions and events

Can Clubhouse recreate those art world conversations we are all missing?

Our correspondent gamely makes her way through a full day of AMAA talks, NFT tips, IG debates, and more, so you don’t have to

See Spot Gun? Art installation controls robot 'dog' to warn public of its 'murderous' military capabilities

The robot's manufacturer expressed disappointment that its creation is being used to "promote violence"

Prizesnews

Knight Foundation’s $50,000 fellowship goes to five artists who find ‘creative or poetic’ ways to work with technology

Sondra Perry, Rashaad Newsome and Black Quantum Futurism are among the inaugural recipients of the annual

15 minutes of frame time: solve puzzles to bring a (virtual) Met masterpiece into your home

Our expert panel of artists and storytellers review extended reality exhibitions and events

Unreal City, an AR art tour of London, is opened to the world—with some limitations

Our expert panel of artists and storytellers review extended reality exhibitions and events

Disembodied Behaviors: an ultra-real virtual art show that sears the mind-haze of 2020's unending March back to a state of clarity

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

In the battle against antiquities trafficking, Germany develops app to identify looted cultural heritage

Government-funded image-recognition software will enable law enforcers to work with international organisations

A reference point for the art world: the Sol LeWitt estate, Lindsay Aveilhé and Microsoft deliver a richly immersive, interactive app

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

Black Lives Matter murals: Can truly public art exist on private platforms policed by private algorithms?

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

Company behind blockbuster immersive art experiences expands to New York former bank and Dubai shopping mall

French organisation Culturespaces plans fifth and sixth locations for shows of digitised paintings

The model challenge: how to capture art in 3D for augmented and virtual reality

As the art world rushes to digitise we look at the different ways to create digital renderings of works

Physically sanitised, spiritually liberating: Gazelli Art House’s Enter Through The Headset

A special guest panel offers our first review of an in real life (IRL) virtual reality exhibition, held, with extensive hygiene measures, at a London gallery

Kiki Smith, I am a Wanderer is a satisfying digital show organised without a tech team or an app

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

Our expert XR panel review the smartphone app that enables you to view the first AR artwork by the Icelandic artist

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

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

Marathon online hi-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

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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

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

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

Art marketcomment

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

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

Diaryblog

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

Watching stained glass bend the light in Austin, the artist's temple-like final work

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Art marketanalysis

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

Art marketpreview

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

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

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

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

Digital artinterview

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

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

'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

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)

Art marketanalysis

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

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

Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

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

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

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

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