As children, we were great devourers of the arts, of experiences and time. As adults, we’ve customised our life around devices, subjects of the great curation.
The high priestess of suburban etiquette returns, this time offering a safe path around the smug fartknockery of an art exhibit.
In 1980, photographer Mike Emery saw a China that was unknown to the West. He was able to immortalise a time of renewal, re-examination and eventual rebirth.
With Hollywood forever enthralled with possibilities of digital effects, reducing the age of actors (or bringing others back from the dead) firmly places us at a weird (hyperreal) crossroads.
Art not only enriches our lives, it can be deeply informative. Art from ancient times is often a window through which we can learn about life, culture and the belief systems of people who lived thousands of years ago.
MS Paint might be a relic of bygone technology, but one Sydney artist has chosen to immortalise his hometown in that dead medium.
Tumblr’s blanket ban on adult material has been truly felt in the sexual subcultures that proudly used it for exposure.
With the release of a new book that purportedly teaches people to be wittier, Gretel Killeen can’t help but wonder: is wit something that can be learned?
As awful as it is to realise, we’re yet to realise the extent of abuses that governments cover up. One organisation is measuring the architecture of these otherwise quiet abuses.
Over in Canada, patients are treated with a heavy dose of free art. Considering the true value of the form against our everyday ailments, more of it, I say.
As Australians enter a discussion about advertising space on the Opera House, it is Banksy that has already spoken on the issue.
We might have recently lost Mirka Mora, but to me, she is inexorably linked to the past, and the memories of home that never waver.
In times of short attention, art seems to be a passe institution. However, the more things change, the more we should covet the methods of the old masters.
After a recent wave of images that look like the renaissance went viral, I’m wondering if it is actually art, or we’re just framing that way.
The image of North Korea finally meeting the South at the bargaining table was a historic one. But within the frame, there are small, important details.
After decades of decay, a movement in Newcastle brought the town back to life. Now developers and the council have killed it again.
Last week, the Manchester Art Gallery took down a 19th-century image because it depicted nudity. The naked truth applying our rules to the past is censorship. Nothing more.
Abstract art is a wonderful form, beset by confusion. Sure, it looks good and all, but what exactly are we looking at? We tasked Anne Spencer to fill in the mental gaps.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Our reaction to those responsible for sexual abuses in Hollywood has been admirable, but misguided. We should still enjoy art for art’s sake.
Yes, there is now a ferry named Ferry McFerryface, and yes it’s ours. But, to those who aim criticism at the decision clearly don’t get Sydney.
Beyond art school and into the art world, the aphorism ‘in it to win it’ is oft-repeated. But through the many applications funded on last dollars, I’ve realised that there’s something else at play.