Digital art

French art foundation unveils plans for mobile museum on board a €32m catamaran

Art Explora, set up by the tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, will launch the vessel in 2023 with a tour around the Mediterranean

Could the energy-hungry NFT undo the art world's attempts to become more sustainable?

The pandemic has encouraged the art world to embrace the digital—and its ability to reduce carbon emissions

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‘We have no doubt NFTs are art’: after selling tokenised Leonardo, Hermitage plans exhibition of born-digital works

Russian museum will look beyond the market hype to address deeper questions about "the specific possibilities of this medium", says contemporary art curator Dimitri Ozerkov

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From Atari to the No Fly List, artist Yucef Merhi uncovers the pervasive power of technology

The Venezuela-born artist’s pioneering work exploring information systems is on view in two shows in Miami

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

Lynn Hershman Leeson, digital art pioneer, traces the tangled web of virtual life

A sprawling exhibition at the New Museum, featuring early online works and recent projects exploring DNA, proves how farsighted her work has been

Vancouver Biennale opens a bridge into the digital world

Voxel Bridge, by the Colombian artist Jessica Angel, turns a venerable piece of city infrastructure into a hybrid immersive art work

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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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Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project

The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole

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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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NFTs in IRL: the rise of digital art galleries in physical spaces

Bricks-and-mortar commercial spaces are bringing crypto art to life, "providing an experience beyond the artwork living on a cell phone”

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NFTs and the 'Art' world: panic and possibility

The technology must become more diverse, says Ruth Catlow, the co-founder of Furtherfield

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What is NFT art? The Art Newspaper explains

Why people are paying millions for digital art all of a sudden

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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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Banksy-style NFTs have sold for $900,000—but are they the real deal and does it even matter?

One marketplace has already blocked the artist who goes by the name of Pest Supply

Christie’s to accept cryptocurrency for first time

The buyer of Beeple's NFT work will be able to pay with ETH later this month

NFTs: a new disruptor in the art market?

Interest is growing in Non-Fungible Tokens, which represent digital works and proof of ownership

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

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As Trump baselessly cries voter fraud, one artist surveys the rise of conspiracy theories in US politics

Cassandra Zampini's short film Media Warfare compresses four years of fake news into a harrowing 25-minute survey of America's shattered psyche

'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

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

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An AI bot has figured out how to draw like Banksy. And it's uncanny

GANksy aims to produce images that bear resemblance to works by the UK's most famous street artist

New public art project in London will show works by Ai Weiwei and Eddie Peake on Europe's largest billboard

The digital art platform CIRCA will commission a new artist every month to create a work that reflects on the year 2020

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

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

Boner Lisa? Dating app Grindr launches art section

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

What will culture be like in the next decade?

Plus, Simon Schama on J.M.W. Turner. Produced in association with Christie's

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

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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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

'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

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As the art world urgently moves online, some galleries fear digital displacement

Just as mega dealers have bought up prime real estate, so too are they dominating bandwidth in the virtual landscape

Finding room for creativity on Zoom, eL Seed creates a collaborative collage online

The French-Tunisian street artist will sell prints of the work to raise funds for hospitals in Paris and Gabes

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

Online GIF show Well Now WTF is a strong start for a net art revival

The energetic exhibition, broken up into several chatroom-like galleries, brings together a digital art community that had become dispersed in recent years

Conservators and computer scientists join forces to update older internet works for today’s browsers

Work on Mark Napier’s 2002 piece net.flag was recently completed by the Guggenheim

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

Top online museum and art tours to enjoy from home

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

New digital art fair in Paris hopes to attract tech tycoons

Cadaf Paris claims to be Europe's only fair dedicated to new media and will coincide with Vivatech conference in June

Teenager from remote Russian town draws pop superstar Billie Eilish for Vogue cover

Sixteen-year-old Nastya Kovtun is the youngest person ever to design a Vogue digital cover

Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté’s immersive, multi-media art pyramid will not come to Miami

PY1's laser and acrobatics filled show promised to be a trip "through space and time" but was a box office disappointment during its premiere in Montreal this summer

Paris digital art venue Atelier des Lumières is a hit, and expanding abroad

French museums operator Culturespaces has launched a space in South Korea and is planning another in Bordeaux in 2020

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Will the market for artificial intelligence art take off?

With no auction precedent and little primary market data, Christie's sale of a work made by an algorithm tests demand

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Who needs artists? Rise in works made by artificial intelligence raises real questions for the art market

A new portrait produced by an algorithm, expected to sell for around $10,000 at Christie’s this month, prompts new debates over authorship

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

From Abramovic to Kapoor: how artists are making VR a reality

Pair are the latest big names to step into the sixth dimension, with their first works using VR tools on show at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair

State of the art in Dubai

Works at Art Dubai mirror city’s vision of high-tech future

Kuwaiti artists awarded inaugural Art Jameel commission for new Dubai culture complex

Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub will create a light-up botanical garden linking both wings of the Jameel Arts Centre

Art in the age of the internet: from democracy and dialogue to a new dystopia

One of the largest historical surveys in the US traces the history of the world wide web

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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

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Christie’s buys digital management system

Collectrium is a digital multi-tool for art collection

Rising contemporary art stars from on and off the net

Outstanding new talent from the international art world, in the physical and digital realms

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