Studio Visit: Artist Refik Anadol

Where technology, data, light and space develop an interactive evolution of cinema

Refik Anadol is in the future—not from the future or thinking about it, but working within a space that many have yet to approach. The Turkey-born, LA-based artist creates immersive works that use light to explore architecture. He employs developing technologies and complex algorithms to create what he feels are an interactive evolution of film. Take “WDCH Dreams,” a 2018 work that uses the exterior …

Word of Mouth: Hobart

Modern art, pub grub, fine dining and more in the tiny island state

Whether you’re visiting Tasmania for Dark MOFO or simply to see what life’s like at the other end of the world, there’s a lot to do on this little Australian island. Hobart, the state’s capital, has a rich history despite a sometimes forgotten past and the undoubtedly inaccurate reputation that the destination was sweet but dull. Thanks to ever-changing whisky and wine industries, an exciting …

MONA

Funded and owned by a millionaire, this eclectic and exciting gallery gives back to the city of Hobart

Almost as fascinating as the remarkable art collection at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is its origin story. Hobart local David Walsh created (at a young age) a gambling system that meant he—and later, his team—would win millions on sports and horse-racing. Realizing, when coming back to Australia from a particularly successful gambling trip, that one can only bring a certain amount of …