Digital Age

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

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Inside the 'world's first NFT residency': two artists, Tinie Tempah, and a mansion on the French Riviera

What happens when a rapper, a painter and an art fair director get together in a swanky hotel to make digital art?

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

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Jobs for the boys…why I'm starting to feel old amid the new art world order

The thrusting land of NFTs and tech nomads favours the young—and has yet to shake off the old ties of nepotism

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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

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The cost of a single tulip bulb surged to the same price as a mansion 400 years ago: are NFTs the ‘tulipmania’ of the 21st century?

Similarities between the new digital technology craze in the art world and the surge in value of tulips in 17th-century Holland suggest that it could all end in (real) tears

Miss an exhibition at Tate or the Hayward Gallery? Catch up on shows from the past on new digital platform for the 'phygital era'

New virtual initiative theVOV also aims to generate funds for the creative sector, potentially unlocking "new streams of income"

Has the drop in visitors changed museums forever?

Exhibitions editor José da Silva breaks down the results from our Visitor Figures 2020 survey and digital expert Chris Unitt explains how museums have pivoted to digital

Marina will release 'digital manifestation' of The Abramovic Method on WeTransfer with aim of reaching 70 million people

Artist continues efforts to bring performance art to the masses as she collaborates with file-sharing platform and its editorial arm, WePresent

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Who is Beeple? The art world disruptor at the heart of the NFT boom

From concert designer to sell-out artist, we talk to Mike Winkelmann about making millions and selling with Christie's

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Mapping the pandemic’s digital deluge: one academic is trying to collate the online projects of every single museum

Chiara Zuanni wants to capture the outpouring of online art offerings both as an archive of the Covid-19 era and as a source of inspiration for art organisations all over the world

Social media replaces fairs as the third most successful sales channel for galleries in 2020, study reveals

Websites have replaced walk-ins as the second best way to sell art, but staying in top position is outreach to existing clients, according to Artsy Gallery Insights 2021 Report

From mummies to mosques—new Google Arts & Culture initiative brings Egypt’s archaeological treasures to the masses

New online platform aims to turn traditionally scholarly subject into something "easily digestible and fun to explore"

Auction houses have finally entered the Amazon age—and I’m addicted

I thought I’d kicked my online art and antiques buying habit but too much lockdown screen time has been my undoing

'Instagram makes you feel part of the art world—but it's a lie': artist Rachel de Joode on art and the digital

Berlin-based multimedia artist talks about her new works on show at London's Annka Kultys Gallery

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The Art Newspaper at 30: how has art criticism changed in the digital age?

Through blogs, websites and social media, there is more writing than ever on the arts. But whether it adds meaningful insight, or just noise, is a matter of debate

Ben Luke. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Online market place for art continues to grow as new digital fair announced during Frieze week

Daata fair is dedicated to video and digital works and aims to reach collectors who “simply don’t have the patience” to watch films at real-life fairs

Boner Lisa? Dating app Grindr launches art section

New "Circle" feature invites users to share their art and photography on the LGBTQ site

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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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has gained almost 200,000 social media followers since lockdown began—here's how

We speak to the museum's social media manager Claire Lanier about her digital engagement strategies in the age of Covid-19

DIY curating: UK galleries mount virtual shows on lockdown using new digital tool

Art UK's Curations initiative enables “anyone anywhere with internet access” to create an exhibition using the national image database

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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

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)

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

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

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

Olafur Eliasson wants us to see the world differently through his new Instagram animations

The Danish-Icelandic artist is releasing the participatory social media project in celebration of Earth Day

Three arty things to do at home this weekend

From the Getty's challenge to re-create masterpieces using three items to Firstsite’s activity pack with Antony Gormley and Gillian Wearing

Tasmanian museum live streams 'human canvas' whose artist-designed tattoos are worth €150,000

Tim Steiner, whose entire back is covered in an ink piece created by Wim Delvoye, will sit in the empty Mona museum until the end of April

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Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

The top six hashtags to follow now as the art world moves onto social media

The museums of Modern art in New York and San Francisco are leading the way on promoting digital content on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Top online museum and art tours to enjoy from home

Here are the best digital initiatives to feed your need for art

Heritage on the edge: new Google project reveals climate change damage to Unesco sites

Digital visualisations gathered for online exhibit will be a “blueprint” for heritage managers planning climate adaptation in the future

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A million Artsy user account details exposed in large-scale hack

Compromised data included account holders’ names and email and IP addresses

New watercolour database could help experts combat climate change

Global digital resource provides valuable environmental documentation from an age before photography

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Dealers turn to digital apps to help close sales

Apps such as FaceTime and WeChat are shifting how collectors choose to buy

Tate outsources artist biographies on its website to Wikipedia

The museum does “not have the resources to create biographies for every individual” in its collection, spokeswoman says

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

The Munch Museum in Oslo publishes more than 7,600 drawings online for free

Digital catalogue raisonné of the artist's works on paper expected to continue into other media

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

Facebook censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as 'pornographic'

Nude statue is latest artwork to be deemed inappropriate by social media giant

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Chinese art world goes fur crazy for cats on WeChat

Feline-themed group is providing a talking point for artists, curators and administrators

Photo shows that made history

As a new book surveys landmark photographic exhibitions, museums are only starting to catch up with the digital revolution of the medium

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.

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

The frontier spirit of post-internet artists.

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

The art book digital takeover: not if but when

Art books for tablets will leave printed works as elite items

Digital access to Italian banks’ art

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

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

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New owner plans digital future for Phaidon

Leon Black says art publisher to launch digital products

Latest online startup aims for 3D sales

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

Digital display: Introducing the Adobe Museum of Digital Media

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

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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?

Congress approves $100,000 for pilot digital project

Digital Promise non-profit will develop electronic education programmes

Snap to grid: a user’s guide to digital arts, media and cultures

New technology does not change anything except the context of art

What are museums doing to collect, store and show internet art?

Ossian Ward investigates European and US perspectives and the issues of conservation and ownership

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