Contemporary art

Shanghai Biennale is more about process than product

With the theme Social Factory, the show takes a conceptual turn away from the spectacle of China’s art market

Published online: 27 November 2014

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Paul Chan, a prize-winning artist who wants to be an amoeba

Hugo Boss Prize winner explains his recent hiatus and his publishing company for “the strangest books”

Published online: 24 November 2014

In auctions, unlike in life, there are guarantees

Christie’s backed $429.8m worth of art in its record-making contemporary art sales this week

Published online: 14 November 2014

After the fall

The demolition of the Berlin Wall had immediate effects on German life. But how did it affect artists?

Published online: 07 November 2014

Art Prize winner back on view by popular demand

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has re-displayed the shadow box installation, inspired by the designs of the Alhambra

Published online: 07 November 2014

Curator removes intimate images from Paris gallery after threats received

Exhibition featuring Diane Ducruet's work part of month-long photography festival

Published online: 05 November 2014


Obrist's take-away art show heads for Paris

Hans Ulrich Obrist, the co-director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, is in talks with curators at La Monnaie de Paris (The Mint) about...

Finnish police give new meaning to granny panties

An 83-year-old flasher—that’s what Finnish police saw in Dries Verhoeven’s performance piece Ceci n’est pas mon corps (This is not...

9/11 sculpture still destined for Olympic Park

Questions have been asked about a piece of public sculpture commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York that was due to be...


An interview with the curators of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo

Charles Esche and his team (Galit Eilat, Pablo Lafuente, Nuria Enguita Mayo and Oren Sagiv) have given a series of interviews that offer fascinating and occasionally prurient insights into the process of grappling with the biennial beast in general and the Bienal beast in particular—the recruitment process, the unforgiving character of the space and their ambitions to broaden the social base of the artists who participate and the visitors who attend.