Art Review – April 2021


Art Review is one of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazines, dedicated to expanding contemporary art’s audience and reach. It believes that art plays a vital role in inspiring a richer, more profound understanding of human experience, culture and society today.

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Future visions, NFTs and how to navigate a technocapitalist world

Most of us have had to engage with technology in novel ways over the past 12 months as it dominates how we communicate and map our world. How much of this is here to stay, and will the way art is produced and experienced change as a result?

In this issue J.J. Charlesworth dives headfirst into the overheated hype surrounding NFTs to find out if anything is going to stick. Martin Herbert reads the warnings implicit in Pakui Hardware’s explorations of bio-power. And Sarah Forman enters the delusional, multimedia world of Chinese artist Lu Yang, navigating the fields of performance, 3D avatars, videogames, and Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.

Also in the issue…

Mark Rappolt talks to Mika Tajima about a body of work that fuses the traditional, the contemporary and the futuristic as the New York-based artist explores the psychic and bodily effects of a life lived under a technocapitalist regime. Juliet Jacques looks back to a historical technological turn in the form of celebrated Austrian painter Maria Lassnig’s largely forgotten experiments with moving image, newly restored and released this month. Plus an interview with the Brooklyn-based artist Win McCarthy.


From our critics around the world, reports from New Delhi, Singapore, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Berlin, Paris, New York, Cologne, and reviews of the latest publications in art, fiction, design and material culture.

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