Art World

 Julian Charrière, The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories I , 2013 © Julian Charrière; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany. Courtesy DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin

Julian Charrière, The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories I, 2013

© Julian Charrière; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany. Courtesy DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin

Instead of jetting to Venice, Basel, Hongkong, or New York, you should probably stay at home and read a book, or look at Instagram if you must. Every flight bringing people to artworks and artworks to people adds to the art world’s enormous carbon footprint. Is the value of seeing art IRL really worth it? Nobody can live in the sky for ever. By Mitch Speed

 Still from Meiro Koizumi, The Angels of Testimony , 2019 3-channel video installation: colour, sound; archival materials, duration and dimensions variable

Still from Meiro Koizumi, The Angels of Testimony, 2019

3-channel video installation: colour, sound; archival materials, duration and dimensions variable

Artists once promised to take us to a place that was wild and free. Now they promise to uphold common moral decency and keep things as boring as possible. But doesn’t a sick society call for a sick art?  By Dean Kissick