Art & Technology

What is the metaverse and why does it matter to the art world? Experts weigh in and predict its future impact

A dream or a marketing campaign? All hype or all-important? The Art Newspaper’s XR panel looks at the ways the metaverse has become a part of the field

Futuristic dreams rub shoulders with everyday innovations in new Smithsonian show

‘Futures’ inaugurates the renovated Arts and Industries Building with an array of technological wonders ranging from the prosaic to the otherworldly

Maximalist magic: Marco Brambilla's Heaven's Gate plays the scale game in virtual reality

A seamless collage of film footage—at Pérez Art Museum Miami and on Oculus headsets—tells a life story through an ambitious visual tribute to Hollywood glamour

Rhizome receives $1m grant from Mellon Foundation

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

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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

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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"

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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