In the face of planetary problems such as climate change, does national citizenship lose its meaning?
University of Sheffield
Science cannot ensure a sustainable future for the world’s population on its own. Artists are needed as well.
‘Maus’ and ‘Watchmen’ are two of the most well-known graphic novels.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn't adequately describe the medium's flexibility, diversity and potential.
A still image from Orbital Venus.
An Australian virtual reality work premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this week takes the viewer on a wild ride through space.
Berger considered how through history and visual representation the male gaze has constrained women.
John Berger's Ways of Seeing
The Marxist philosopher, art critic and novelist popularised complex ideas and helped bring art into the mainstream.
Third-year archaeology student Dominic Coe replicates a painting of rhino based on the original image in France’s Grotte Chauvet.
In an ideal world, students might visit original cave sites to see ancient paintings in their natural setting. This isn't possible, so the idea of an artificial cave set-up at a university was born.
John Sebastian performing at Woodstock © Henry Diltz Corbis
The V&A’s current exhibition, Revolution, highlights that all is not rosy from the vantage point of 2016.
Anne and Gordon Samstag dancing at home, Naples, Florida, USA, c1986.
Photograph courtesy of Mrs Florence (Robbie) McBryde.
Many leading Australian artists have benefitted from a Samstag scholarship. But who were the Samstags and what motivated them to create this legacy?
The election of a reality TV star as president crosses a new frontier.
No longer a smoke-and-mirrors spectacle enjoyed on a grand scale, entertainment is now indivisible from our daily life. From cricket matches to blockbuster shows, amusement is the name of the game.
Students ponder the meaning of Jinamoom by Peggy Griffiths at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
Jodie Hutchinson/Ian Potter Museum
Can empathy be taught to students in the healthcare professions? A groundbreaking project is using visual art to ensure they pay attention to the whole person, not just the disease.
Umberto Boccioni’s Charge of the Lancers.
War got the futurists noticed and earned them new respect.
Helen Marten © Tate
Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
Detail from Shenae & Jade, 2005, Petrina Hicks.
Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne and Michael Reid, Sydney
A new exhibition exploring the relationship between birds and humans is variously gaudy, delightful and disturbing. We sent two ecologists along to review the show.
Ahmed Cherkaoui (Morocco), Les Miroirs Rouges, 1980. Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
Cambodian art produced in the Angkorian period are among the greatest artistic masterpieces of the pre-modern world.
Fake Cambodian sculptures have infiltrated the antiquities market, where they remain unacknowledged and their production continues unabated.
The mitotic spindle inside a living cell, magnified x 80,000, captured by biomedical animator Drew Berry.
Drew Barry/Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts
When art meets the biological sciences, living matter becomes the medium. From the chaotic beauty of smallpox to poems implanted in bacteria, Bio-art investigates the boundaries of life and death.
Veterans see something very different to the medals, uniforms and poppies of Remembrance Day.
All eyes are on ex-forces veterans come Remembrance Day. We may see heroes – but no one asks them whether they want to fit that mould.
Static No. 12 (seek stillness in movement), 2009–10.
©Daniel Crooks. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
A new exhibition at MONA, curated by scientists, explores the biological and evolutionary origins of art. The show is spectacular - but it offers an overwhelmingly male perspective.
Arched figure 1993: powerful and unforgettable.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Purchase 2016 © The Easton Foundation.
The Art Gallery of NSW's summer blockbuster sparkles with famous names, including Picasso, Matisse, Turner and Rodin. But for all of its trumpeting of risk and daring, it remains essentially a rather puritanical exercise.
Why is criticism so often associated with killjoy negativity? It can convey joy as well as discrimination.
Grumpy curmudgeons, ex-artists writing about friends ... art critics here rarely help viewers understand the challenges of new work.