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Google Glass and Segway failed because they forgot about humans

Our relationship with technology, and social media, in particular, is ripe with irony, impulse, and irrational behavior.<p>We have a love/hate with Facebook and our smartphones, which seem to offer us a mixture of both freedom and servitude. The average American spends over 50 minutes a day on the …

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Examine the Threat of Surveillance on Public Space in New Installation

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She …

Genetic surveillance: Artist sketches faces from DNA

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an artist who creates portraits of strangers based on DNA extracted from random rubbish.<p>The project is meant to raise awareness of genetic surveillance, Dewey-Hagborg says.<p>"We should be concerned because we don't know, yet, how our DNA might be used against us in the …

Want To Hide From Face Recognition? Try An Anti-Surveillance T-Shirt

With the rise of predictive algorithms and face recognition technology, we’ve been slowly sleepwalking into a dystopian world where anyone can be …

Watch Out: You’re in Ai Weiwei’s Surveillance Zone

With “Hansel & Gretel,” the Park Avenue Armory once again aims ambitiously, and at great expense, for participatory public art but settles instead for public entertainment. In this latest attempt, the subject is surveillance. Your every move is eerily recorded from above by a grid of cameras, which …

Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance

Walk down the street in New York City and your likeness will be captured on camera dozens of times. You’ll pass cameras affixed to buildings and …

Falcon Eye: The Israeli-installed mass civil surveillance system of Abu Dhabi

Details about a covert security relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates have emerged<b>,</b> revealing a high-level partnership that has …

The Role of Online Archives in Contemporary Art and Activism

<b>R</b>ecent years have seen an increased presence of the archive within contemporary art. Scholars and curators have pointed out the myriad ways that the …

Staff Picks: January 2017

<b>I</b>t’s chilly this January, but it’s always warm inside a museum, gallery, or theater! The Art21 staff has pulled together this small list of …

This Week in Art 3.6-3.12: Jenny Holzer to Exhibit at Blenheim Palace

<b>B</b>lenheim Art Foundation announced this week that artist Jenny Holzer has been selected to exhibit new works at the UK’s historic Blenheim Palace this …

This Week in Art 3.27-4.2: 100+ Ai Weiwei Installations Coming to NYC

<b>T</b>his morning, the <i>New York Times</i> announced <i>Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,</i> a series of Ai Weiwei installations coming to various sites around New York …

Mori origami robots snap together to create folding modular machines

Origami has plenty to offer the world of robotics, inspiring clever folding machines that could find their way into our stomaches and out to Mars. …

Is Instagram-Friendly Contemporary Art Killing the Market For Old Masters?

Last month an impressive untitled painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982 sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby's.<p>Regardless of the high quality of the work, that's too much to pay for just about anything ("I decided to go for it," said the buyer, Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa) and …

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Marina Abramović & Jeff Koons front new online VR gallery

Marina Abramović, Jeff Koons and Olafur Eliasson are premiering artwork on a new major virtual reality arts platform, Acute Art.<p>The three interactive works from the iconic contemporary artists were previewed at Stockholm’s Brilliant Minds this week. The VR digital gallery hopes to explore and …

Ai Weiwei Is Creeping on New York with an Army of Drones, and Instagram Is Loving It

Last year, the artist Ai Weiwei celebrated the Chinese government returning his passport by putting on no less than four exhibitions in New York, including even a thrift shop in Soho that was in fact stocked with the abandoned belongings of thousands of refugees forced to relocate to a camp on the …

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The Cremaster Cycle

View Gallery<p>From 1994 to 2002, artist Matthew Barney embarked on an artistic endeavor to create his epic five part work titled “The Cremaster Cycle”. …

Andrew Salgado "Variations on a Theme" @ One Art Space, NYC

View Gallery<p>Canada-based painter Andrew Salgado has been on the site in recent years for his figurative paintings, and we just read that Saatchi as …

Lethal Consumption and Silenced Clarinets

FERNDALE, Michigan — Often placing his work along the periphery of an exhibition space, Michael E. Smith turns the boundaries between his work and …

Review: Bill Viola at the Grand Palais | Artinfo

Related<p>Artists<p>Bill Viola<p><i>Click HERE to see ARTINFO's video tour of the Bill Viola exhibition at the Grand Palais.</i><p>While sitting at the bottom of the …

London – Giuseppe Penone: “Circling” at Gagosian Gallery Through May 31st, 2014

Giuseppe Penone, <i>Scrigno</i> (2007), all images courtesy Gagosian Gallery<p>On view at Gagosian London is an exhibition of Giuseppe Penone’s large scale …

Beautiful Collages by Raul Lazaro

L’artiste Raúl Lázaro fait de très beaux collages sur des cahiers avec des lignes verticales en utilisant des photos en noir et blanc, des feuilles à …

# Expansion and other works by Antony Gormley

<b>Antony Gormley</b> (see previous post with his spatial installations) is an English artist who investigates the body and the space that envelops it. His …

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Have you got what it takes to follow the Abramović method? – video

Victoria Bateman<p><b>Victoria Bateman:</b> I posed nude to raise questions about the depiction of women and challenge the association between the female body and sex<p>Published: 16 May 2014<p>Published: 16 May 2014<p>Serbian performance art pioneer will create a new work at city’s Pier 2/3 venue – but will the …