Preview

Art & Tech 2020

Analysis
Art & Technology

Extended reality: what future do AR and VR offer the art world?

Potential of new digital technologies comes to the fore as 5G connectivity expands and specialist equipment becomes more user-friendly

In partnership withThe Art Exchange

Analysis
Art market

Frieze New York exhibitors bring a domestic touch to online viewing rooms

Why some galleries are trying to make the sterile virtual environment more homely, plus some early sales

Preview
Art market

Whisky drinking, dog walking and gardening: art dealers' plans for the alternative Frieze New York

With the "real-life" fair cancelled due to coronavirus, exhibitors give their thoughts on the event's first online viewing room experience

Feature
Social media

The art world has thrown itself into live broadcasts online—but are they any good?

Livestreaming on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Zoom has exploded in the past few months

Interview
Artist interview

Eva and Franco Mattes: ‘Technology does not create the social problems we so often criticise’

As the lockdown forces the art world to migrate online, the Italian duo, who embraced the internet in its infancy, are moving in the opposite direction

Feature
Conservation & Preservation

Digital technologies allow us to create precise copies of artefacts—but what does this mean for the idea of 'authenticity'?

Online book demonstrates the groundbreaking work by Factum Foundation to create high-resolution facsimiles but also raises questions of value

Feature
Digital art

'Born digital': the stalwart institutions that have been producing online art since long before Covid-19

As museums rush to upload online content during lockdown, we speak to some of the people who have been championing innovative digital work for years

Feature
Video games

Game on: artists turn to the virtual world of video games during the pandemic

As lockdown continues, video games are proving to be ripe territory for artists and budding curators to experiment (and play)

Analysis
Art market

How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming