Contemporary Art

Prodger's 33-minute film features shots of seemingly mundane aspects of life, including these sneakers

Charlotte Prodger Claims This Year’s Turner Prize With Film Shot on iPhone

The Glasgow-based artist’s diaristic ‘Bridgit’ examines the fluidity of queer identity

The animatronic mask is situated directly across from the traditional 1588 Armada portrait, which depicts a far more polished version of Queen Elizabeth I

What Did Elizabeth I Actually Look Like? This Artist Has a Suggestion

Mat Collishaw’s ‘Mask of Youth’ presents realistic depiction of the Tudor queen, explores her savvy command of public persona

"Propped" 1992

Jenny Saville Takes Title of Most Expensive Living Female Artist

Her 1992 nude self-portrait "Propped" sold for $12.4 million. But the record-breaking price lags behind the amount paid to the men's holder of the title

Visitors interacting with the art at Tania Bruguera's new show

This Art Exhibition Is Guaranteed to Make You Weep

Tania Bruguera's new show at London's Tate Modern includes a room spritzed with an organic compound to stimulate "forced empathy"

iPad art

Westminster Abbey’s Newest Window Was Designed by David Hockney—on an iPad

It was commissioned in celebration of Elizabeth II’s reign

Domed skylights offer tantalizing glimpses into the Amos Rex museum's sprawling underground galleries.

Helsinki's New Subterranean Art Museum Opens Its Doors

The Amos Rex Museum is located beneath Lasipalatsi, a 1930s shopping center known as the ‘Glass Palace’

It’s often difficult to tell “where the art ends and the building begins”

Swiss Institute Reimagines Duchamp’s Readymades for the Modern World

The exhibition asks visitors to revisit the objects in their daily life that are often taken for granted

“Today, they started to demolish my studio ‘zuo you’ in Beijing with no precaution,” the long-time dissident wrote on Instagram

Authorities Raze Ai Weiwei’s Beijing Studio

The contemporary art giant is known for his caustic criticism of the Chinese government

Adieu (Remix) by Georg Baselitz, 2006

The Topsy-Turvy Worldview of Georg Baselitz

Upside-down paintings are part of a 60-year survey of the German painter and sculptor, who makes a return to the Hirshhorn

A light installation by visual artist Edward Raffel titled "Rafter Dance" from the 2017 Rooms to Let: CLE event.

Vibrant Art Installations Infuse New Life into Abandoned Houses in This Cleveland Neighborhood

Hit hard by the recession, Slavic Village is slowly making a comeback with the help of artists and neighborhood groups

This Colorful Exhibition Was Made for Instagram

Artist CJ Hendry's latest house-like installation assigned each room a distinct color

Many of the pieces in "Brand New" are simply decontextualized products and ads, like these works from Joan Wallace, (left) The Pool Ladder Painting No. 2, 2004, and Jeff Koons, New! New Too!, 1982.

Are You Buying What These Artists Are Selling?

The absurdity of American commercialism is laid bare in the Hirshhorn’s latest exhibition

"Scenes From the Collection" emphasizes modern and contemporary art in its exploration of Jewish identity

The Evolution of Jewish Identity Takes Center Stage at Revamped Jewish Museum Exhibition

The redesigned permanent exhibition highlights a rotating selection of artifacts spanning 4,000 years of history

Lubaina Himid

Why Lubaina Himid's Turner Prize Win Is One for the History Books

The 63-year-old, Zanzibar-born contemporary artist becomes the oldest person and first woman of color to win the prestigious award

Indonesia Gets Its First Contemporary Art Museum

The inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara features 90 works by 70 artists

Mark Bradford's installation Pickett’s Charge at the Hirshhorn spans almost 400 feet and consists of eight canvases measuring 12 feet tall and more than 45 feet long.

Mark Bradford’s Paintings Scratch at the Surface of a Conflicted America

The Hirshhorn Museum hosts the artist’s first solo show in Washington

“I wanted to speak back to the memory of Amite, to let him know we’re still doing this work”— traditional salmon fishing as well as basket weaving, says Jordan Bennett.

How This Artist's Archival Discovery Sparked High-Tech Art

A photograph from a Smithsonian archives piqued Jordan Bennett's creativity; his work is part of a new exhibition that explores technology and tradition

Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough to Atlanta by Kara Walker, 2005, 
from the portfolio Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

How Kara Walker Boldly Rewrote Civil War History

The artist gives 150-year-old illustrations a provocative update at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Rick Araluce's The Final Stop, installed at the Renwick Gallery, is a world unto itself.

At This Spectral Subway Platform, Trains Approach But Never Arrive

An otherworldly art installation debuts at the Renwick just in time for Halloween

FIU Blackboards by Joseph Beuys,1977-1979, now on view at the Hirshhorn.

What a Pair of Empty Blackboards Can Teach Us About Art and Social Change

Can art alter the course of history? Should artists even try? Joseph Beuys said yes and yes

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