Artsy’s Favorite Free Online Courses

While you may not receive academic credit for them, there’s an abundance of free college courses available online. From a class called Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art to Archaeology at Harvard University or Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at the University of Glasgow, there are around 10,000 online courses offered by 800 universities. Each one varies in length (from a few weeks to seven months) but …

The Tricky Expectations of the Photographer/Subject Relationship

Even the language with which we describe the medium—’take’ someone’s picture, ‘capture’ him, ‘shoot’ them—implies a fraught process with an inherent power imbalance. Over the years, photographers have reconsidered what they owe the people in their frames,” Alina Stein writes in her thoughtful piece about photographers and their subjects. The relationship between the two is tricky—both morally and monetarily. For example, compensation for subjects is …

Anxiety Versus Serenity at Artsy Projects Miami 2017

Curator Elena Soboleva brings together new works by Jillian Mayer, performance art collective FlucT and more

It’s a place of opposition—natural and artificial, serene and anxious. This is the latest Artsy Projects, the continuation of a programming series that’s occupied everywhere from Brussels to San Francisco, and now opening its doors to the public in Miami for Art Week. Each location and installation addresses concepts at play in the world of art. Last year, curator Elena Soboleva tackled augmented reality, through …