The visceral hideousness of a ruined country has now reached the art world, as the Syrian Civil War rages on in Julie Mehretu’s staggering tableau.
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.
Brussel sprouts, rotten fruit in a drawer, lederhosen kink. It seems the more creative an artist is, the more creative they are with their habits.
Gabino Iglesias is a man of hustle and naked invention. We spoke to him about his new book ‘Coyote Songs’, his process, and the genre he established for himself.
‘The rise and fall of the little voice’ tells the story of Little Voice, a prodigious talent who falls into the company of 20th-century divas to escape her wretched home life. On show now at the Darlinghurst Theatre, it is a must-see.
MS Paint might be a relic of bygone technology, but one Sydney artist has chosen to immortalise his hometown in that dead medium.
We spoke with Tyehimba Jess, the Pulitzer Prize winner who inverts the poetry of hip hop and reflects on black culture.
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.
This morning, Stan Lee, the grand old man who created countless universes, left us. However, to dorks like me, his work will forever remain, and thusly, he shall too.
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.
You might not know my name, but you might understand my struggle. I’ve donated my life to writing, and don’t think I regret it every day. That doesn’t mean I’ll quit.
After one AI-created artwork sold well above the original estimation at auction, the art world believed that this “children’s painting” was nothing more than a blatant rip-off.
As Australians enter a discussion about advertising space on the Opera House, it is Banksy that has already spoken on the issue.
We asked author, editor, journalist and friendly neighbourhood spider-dude Robert Whyte to tell us about some of the books that inspired him to become a writer.
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.
In the past, as I’ve been prone to overindulging on photo-apps. But I’ve reformed my ways. Really. A bit. Sort of. Can you just stand in the light a bit better, please?
I have a morning ritual. Get up, look out the window. My cat has the same routine. For reasons unknown to either of us, I started documenting it.
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.
Banjo Patterson’s classic Australia poem retells the tribulations of an impossible pursuit. So, I wrote the millennial version of it.
The name Hercules is famous the world over. He’s been a cartoon, an adhesive pitchman a punchline to an Eddie Murphy joke. But what did he actually do? Well…