Venice Biennale 2017: Thematic Highlights

A refreshing display of global works from artists celebrating art

Anticipation takes hold before we head to Venice for the Biennale Arte, as we consider (and wonder about) what topics will emerge. It’s easy to experience the Biennale, now in its 57th iteration, as if you’ve never seen art before. Curator Christine Macel asked each artist to be as free as possible, to celebrate the joy of making art and living it. With that, “Viva …

Interview: Digital Artist Alex Czetwertynski

The Day for Night curator on the dynamic relationship between immersive art and live music

It’s 7PM on a Friday night in Houston, and Bjork is DJing. As if this weren’t already an uncommon enough statement, what’s crazier is that hardly anyone has noticed. Not because the ethereal musician is clandestinely performing within some sort of recreation of an Icelandic forest, but because goers at Day for Night festival are totally immersed in the slew of custom-built, digital art installations …

“Joining the Dots” at Lumiere, London

An intriguing artwork projected onto the façade of a King's Cross building for the new light festival

Old mining town Durham, in northeast England, may perhaps best be known for its university and for the light festival that the city plays host to every other year. The festival, called Lumiere, is produced by Artichoke, an organization that specializes in producing spectacular art events in public spaces. Following its success in the north, Lumiere is now launching in London—for the first time. And …