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The massacre that can’t be erased from memory

The massacre that can’t be erased from memory

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian saw his fellow students gunned down in the square. Thirty years on, he's still reckoning with the event that 'doesn't officially exist'.

The art of money: resale royalties feed struggling artists or ‘rich widows’?

The art of money: resale royalties feed struggling artists or ‘rich widows’?

It’s hard to move beyond the cliches about poor, morally superior artists struggling against the rich and powerful who exploit and profit from their talents, but changes to re-sale laws require a more realistic view.

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to <em>Crikey</em>)

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to Crikey)

The arts is a living, breathing monster; roaring in our major cultural spaces and dingy laneways near you. Crikey is diving into the pond with the launch on Monday of Daily Review.

The art of pain: more live work that’s not for the faint-hearted

The art of pain: more live work that’s not for the faint-hearted

Demand for "performance art" is growing, but it's a painful process. For the naked models who stand for hours as crowds gawk, it's a confronting but exhilarating experience. James Elton-Pym reports.

Such is life: Ned Kelly and Sidney Nolan in Dublin

Such is life: Ned Kelly and Sidney Nolan in Dublin

The man who sentenced Ned Kelly to death would be instrumental in creating the institution that educated Sidney Nolan in famously capturing the outlaw. John Kelly looks at the legacy from Ireland.

In a world of art, advancing Australia’s fairs

In a world of art, advancing Australia’s fairs

As Australia's largest art fair opens next week in Melbourne, Crikey examines the growing importance of art fairs in an increasingly global art market. Australia is emerging as a player.