Ars Electronica is many things: a festival, a competition, a museum and an in-house R&D facility. Since 1979 it provides a unique platform inspiring to test new theories at the intersection of art, technology and society. The website of the platform is a parallel digital universe – once you’re in you will find it hard to get out. Full of exciting ideas on current trends in the digital world, opportunity announcements and science facts, it represents the true exploration spirit of the enterprise.
AES+F is an artist collective which gained worldwide recognition at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia in 2007. For more than a decade, works by AES+F have been showcased in signature festivals and biennial exhibitions of contemporary art around the world. Their website is a hypnotizing work of art in itself, with ever-changing videos that make you stop and stare.
MAXXI is Italy’s first museum dedicated to the period. The concept of the museum breaks with the past, moving to a whole new museographic experience, where architecture doesn’t just stand for functional space, but for setting the mood and style of exhibitions. The multilingual website sends a strong message with its visual layout, simply showcasing current exhibitions, accompanied but its architectural ensemble.
Conceived in 1996 as the Moscow House of Photography, it was the first Russian state art institution focused on the art of photography. Now it is comprised of the Moscow House of Photography and The Alexander Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia. The museum’s website is a showcase for a century’s worth of incredible recovered Russian photography, dedicated to the representation of modern art related to new multimedia technologies.
Australian-American model, philanthropist, and actress Portia de Rossi retired from the screen to launch General Public, a project which lets you experience art like never before. Instead of printing art on a flat canvas, she incorporated a new type of 3D-printing technique, called synograph, which can print the artwork with all of its tiniest brushstrokes, multiple layers and texture oddities. The website’s main page is in line with the idea of the project: cool, innovative, graphic and so very modern.
Stern Pissarro Gallery is co-owned by David Stern and Lélia Pissarro, great-granddaughter of Camille Pissarro. Based in London’s Mayfair art district, Stern Pissarro Gallery occupies a unique position in the global art scene, representing five generations of work by the Pissarro family, including Camille Pissarro and his five sons, followed by third, fourth and fifth generation. The gallery has made a full switch to PISSARRO.ART
With over 100K followers on Instagram, DIS is a streaming platform for entertainment and education — edutainment. Every video proposes something — a solution, a question — a way to think about our shifting reality, contemporary art, culture, activism, philosophy, and technology. Start your 30-day free trial and get inspired!
Everyone is familiar with Alphonse Mucha’s powerful style, and now you can get some for your coffee table. The website is run by the Mucha Foundation and dedicated to its book project. 158 pages long, including over 100 works by Mucha and his contemporaries, and five specialist essays, this beautiful book can be previewed and purchased in the online shop.
Yulia is an artist who is driven by colour, motion and capturing the excitement of now. After interning with Annie Leibovitz in New York, she put together an impressive portfolio of international brands, pursuing her own non-commercial projects on the side. Her website is a laconic and bright business card, offering an insight into her style of work.
Steve Miller is a multi-media artist, who makes paintings, screenprints, artist books, and sculptures. Through his art he explores the influence of science and technology on modern culture. In 2004 Miller was a New York Foundation for the arts painting fellow. STEVE MILLER will be a microsite showcasing his works.
Together, the Hanover and Berlin-based artists Thomas Granseuer and Tomislav Topic constitute Quintessenz. Starting out as students at the University of applied Science and Arts in Hildesheim, they developed an unmistakeable signature style. With roots in both grafitti-culture and chromatics, Quintessenz combine painting, moving image, and installation.
Thodoris is a Thessaloniki-based ceramic artist and tutor with 32 years of experience. Making and teaching ceramics is his passion and his source of happiness. His website is a way for him to collect all his work in one place, sell some of it and inform the visitors about the upcoming workshops and events.
Lightheart Dance art are the kind of people you would want to spend Sunday night with. Jeff and Kay McLean are a duo of dance photographers passionate about camping, border issues and their daughters. Their website is a harmonious mixture of beauty that surrounds them – not only in their profession, but in private life too.
Christian Schaffer and her website will make you feel like you are missing out on life. Having quit a corporate Abercrombie & Fitch career, she travels the world in search of her next temporary home, adventure, and creative projects. Her website tells a story: through stunning white-washed imagery and a domain name that fittingly emphasizes her knack for artful living.
Hilbrand Bos is a fashion illustrator and designer who lives in Amsterdam. One of his favorite projects is an ongoing collaboration with Universal Studios on the cartoon The Secret Life of Pets, for which he creates merchandise prints. Hilbrand’s website is sleek and stylish like his own drawings. In his own words, he chose a .ART domain “because it looks nice and contains only what it should – the two things that I have to offer – my personality and my art”.
Few photographers in the world have photographed as many animals in studio as Randal Ford. Animal portrait photography is captivating: putting wilderness in a human setting creates the kind of absurd and memorable beauty every artist strives for. Soon to be published in a print edition, Randal’s photos are the protagonists of his website. Ever wanted to make eye contact with a lion? Dive in.
Yugen is a radical new moving image artwork created by world renowned film director and artist Martha Fiennes, starring Salma Hayek. The work premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2018 and is now on a tour of major museums around the world. yugen.art became the first art object to have registered on Art Records, the new international standard for online art object identification developed by .ART.
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community. Its website reads like an almanac, highlighting stories, projects, and ideas from the vibrant Kickstarter Arts community.