Art or Not? "An intellect says a simple thing in a hard way, an artist says a hard thing in a simple way" Bukowski once said. The art world is full of both. Each week, we ask our readers to have some fun figuring out what is art, what is intellect, and what is just potted plants.
This week: One of the images described below is the perfect artwork for a health goth's home. Can you tell which?
The Cuban artist's temporary installation El huerto di mi abuelita (2008) is a Proustian ouevre e... [more]
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Art or Not? Ever stepped into a gallery or institute and thought to yourself, you cannot be serious? Without the "textual bikini" of art PR, does the naked artwork have any shape or is the joke on us? Every Friday for a laugh, we challenge you to figure out which image with its description has been forged by the ArtSlant team.
This week: One of the below is a the result of a wear and tear of a gallery's floor, while the other is very realistic art work exhibited in a gallery space. Can you tel... [more]
Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidentSummer Term 2015
We are very pleased to announce the selection of Lara Atallah as our 2015 Summer Resident. Thank you to all applicants and a very special thank you to all shortlisted applicants who were interviewed.
Lara Atallah is a New York-based artist interested in the role of photographic archives in the construction of historical narratives. In 2013, she started an ongoing project titled Tales of a Non-Country, which looks into... [more]
"As a gallerist, I am looking for work that elicits both an emotional and an intellectual response---Hendrik's works accomplish this by creating an aura of mystery. The imagery is powerful as you explore the depth of his castings and as your viewing moves around the pieces. He clearly has moved well beyond the decorative-"--Tom Riley (www.rileygalleries.com) [more]
Tributes have been pouring in upon the announcement of the passing of Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015), who died at home, aged 75, on Monday after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome.
“She was so young at heart,” portrait photographer Martin Schoeller was quoted in Time as saying. “She was also the most courageous photographer, never taking no for an answer, always trying to achieve her vision at all costs.”
Although her work carried across a broad canvas includi... [more]
This year's gallery representation includes 15 countries and 40 cities bringing distinguished artists, curators and collectors during September, 17-20, 2015 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave).
After three successful years, EXPO CHICAGO, under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, releases the 2015 exhibitor list of 140 leading galleries representing 15 countries and 40 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2015 exposition in... [more]
Selected grantees are architects, artists, designers, scholars, educators, curators and writers worldwide who present new and challenging ideas in the field of architecture.
Ying Xiao and Shengchen Yang, Occupy Skyscraper, 2012, New York. Courtesy of the artists. (Grantee: Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter)
An exhaustive photographic survey of modernist architect Le Corbusier’s completed architectural works, an exhibition exploring the visionary play environments created by a pioneering Fre... [more]
Jung-woo Ha, "Our Town" 17.9" x 12" Oil marker on paper, 2015 (left) The artist and his work (right)
Jung-Woo Ha, Friends, Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea, installation
Jung-woo Ha, the gifted and accomplished award-winning Korean actor and director reveals another side of himself in his current solo exhibition, "Friends," at Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea. His suite of 23 pen and ink drawings and paintings on paper were all completed in 2015. They are mostly portraits, depicting a wide range of personalities, but, more importa... [more]
Art or Not? Do you ever get the feeling when you enter a gallery that you just don't get it? Does the press release befuddle you? Sometimes it seems that the art world is a big ruse, making the most of that fear of the equivocal. Every week, we invite you to raise an ironic eyebrow and identify the accidental impostor of the two images below.
This week: sandy beach—or a sabulous installation?
The focus of this year's Biennale is the implicit structures and constraints of the Biennale as an int... [more]
Shortlist for the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidencySummer Term 2015
We are pleased to announce our shortlist for the Summer 2015 residency. The candidates will be interviewed this coming week and the selected resident will be announced at the beginning of June. Thank you to everyone who applied, this was an exceptionally competitive round.
All applications were considered and discussed at length amongst our panel and even if you did not make it this time, we encourage you to... [more]
Art or Not? We live in an image-centric culture, and yet, words are powerful—especially when spat out of the engine of the art world, the press release. Does text add value? Are they taking the piss? The more art you see, the more it destablizies your notion of what it is. Every week, ArtSlant asks our discerning readers to participate in our tomfoolery, and ask you, is it art, or not?
This week: Which of these pavement pictures described below is, in fact, a print for sale?
$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards
We are very pleased to announce our 2nd round Juried Winners!
Congratulations to our winners!
Round 3 is open May 15th - June 12th.
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Round 2 Juried Winners:
Artist: Helena Parriott
Title: Dissociation 15, 2014
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 10.5 x 8.5 inches
Artist: Rachel Garrard
Title: Follow, 2015
Medium: Ash on Canvas,... [more]
Image: Round 2 Juried Winner, Rachel Garrard, Follow, 2015, Ash on Canvas, 72 x 66 inches
Round 3 is officially open! Submit your work today to enter the ArtSlant Prize 2015 competition. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our brand new Amazon Art Sales Platform—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the details.
Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on ou... [more]
By S. Nicole Lane
Ta Prohm Trees, Gallery 2, Nancy Lu Rosenheim
“I sat there, my heart beating fast, shaken by what had happened.
The destruction of life and the boundless mystery of the content of softness.”
-Magdalena Abakanowicz, Statements (1979-94)
Knotted hair, tornadoes, log cabins, and pig sties, are (to name a few) the nouns which Nancy Lu Rosenheim applies to her work—trees of heaven, band aids, and sticks are stated as materials and the list goes on. Oddly enough, this specific dict... [more]