A Rotterdam art centre removed its colonial-era name and is renaming itself ‘The Kunstinstituut Melly,’ to honour the city’s 30-year love affair with Ken Lum’s iconic work.
Works by eight artists in the Dobell Drawing Biennial draw on dreams, history and reality. But drawing has escaped the gallery and will scribe on despite less government support for the arts.
New York’s Guggenheim Museum has acquired Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian but how can you value and own a banana and some tape?
Ten artists and collectives are on display in this exhibition, questioning ‘If the future is to be worth anything.’
Asking Australians about their favourite art and artists reveals divides between those who like traditional versus contemporary forms. But Indigenous art transcends such categories.
Artists have always created monsters to embody human fears. In this year’s Adelaide Biennial, Australian contemporary artists bring our past demons and current fears to life.
Jim Dine and other pop artists like Andy Warhol took everyday things and transformed them into magical objects. In his prints a robe could become a self-portrait, a president, or a hero.
The 1990s was once the forgotten decade of the 20th century but no longer.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection presents 64 works by European artists. Its best moments are both intimate and inquisitive.
Western media continues to sell Muslims as perpetrators of savagery, deprivation and torture. But a new exhibit by French-Algerian artist Kader Attia challenges us to see beyond these depictions.
Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton’s ferocious exploration of female power.
Helen Marten, this year’s winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
New York’s Met just announced more job cuts to balance its books as the shifting tastes and demographics make it harder to make a museum’s ends meet.
Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti used his music as an art form that provoked. This wasn’t only through politics, but also sex.
The NGV’s summer exhibition is curated to create a dialogue between Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol, and this conversation operates on multiple levels on a variety of themes, and across time and space.
Despite rhetoric positioning Australia as a clever and creative country, its artists, particularly in the visual arts, are doing it tough, and things are progressing from bad to worse. Why is that?
Many voices have united in claiming the toy giant Lego is censoring the provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. There are so many things wrong with those arguments it’s hard to know where to begin.
Shortlisted for the Turner in 1997, Christine Borland discusses the suffocating nature of the prize and its shortsighted attempts to branch out.