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GIFs Are Offish Legit says Saatchi (and it’s pronounced “Motion Photography”)  
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4/18/14 Posted 4/18/14

Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery, and Google+ just announced the winners of their first-ever Motion Photography Prize. “Motion Photography” is apparently the high-brow version of a GIF, those low-brow, low-tech repeating videos long enjoyed by Tumblr gurls and basement dwelling neckbeards, and more recently, everyone. They've also already been kind of a thing in the art world—the Pittsburgh collective VIA launched its intense 2014 T.GIF tournament last month and we hosted our own... [more]

Finland Honors Gay Icon With Leather Daddy Postage Stamp  
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4/16/14 Posted 4/16/14

via Itella Posti I need a Finnish pen pal. This fall Finland's postal service, Itella Posti, is releasing a new series of stamps paying homage to legendary homoerotic illustrator Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland. Laaksonen's iconic hyper-masculine drawings helped give rise to fetish art and made an incredible impact on gay culture. During a career spanning from the '50s to the '70s, Laaksonen produced over 3,500 illustrations challenging sexual norms and popular tropes while giving leather... [more]

Round 2 Showcase Winners Announced  
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4/14/14 Posted 4/14/14

The Round 2 Showcase Winners have been selected. Be sure to check them all out here! Stay tuned, the Juried Winners for Round 2 will be announced next week. Round 2 Jurors: Juliette JongmaDirector, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam. Galerie Juliètte Jongma opened its doors in 2004 in the De Pijp area of Amsterdam. The gallery’s focus is on representing a wide range of national and international artists both in an early and a more established stage in their carreer. The gallery represents artists... [more]

It's Gallery Weekend Berlin Time! Feature Your Art in Our Special Edition Coverage.  
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4/10/14 Posted 4/10/14

As one of the foremost contemporary art events in Germany, Gallery Weekend Berlin lures international collectors, curators, artists, and critics in for two days and nights of non-stop art appreciation. This May fifty of the city’s top galleries will unveil their very best for a frenzied weekend of openings, exhibitions, and parties. Pop the champagne and pick up a canape! Now's your chance to feature your artwork in our Gallery Weekend Berlin Special Edition! FEATURE YOUR... [more]

Announcing ArtSlant Prize Round 2 Jurors  
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4/8/14 Posted 4/8/14

Announcing the Round 2 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014 Francesca GavinVisual Arts Editor, Dazed, London. Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused, a Contributing Editor at Artsy.net, Twin, AnOther and Sleek magazine. Gavin is the author of five books including The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound, published by Laurence King. She curated exhibitions at spaces including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris,... [more]

Bavaria Reaches Agreement with Munich Art Hoarder on Schwabing Art Trove  
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4/8/14 Posted 4/8/14

Cornelius Gurlitt, photo by Markus Hannich Officials will continue to investigate the “Schwabing Art Trove” for Nazi looted art; pieces not under investigation will be returned “without delay.” Those are the conditions of the agreement reached by Bavarian officials and Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, who’s been a focus of media attention since officials seized over 1,400 pieces (valued at $1.3 billion) from his home in Munich two years ago. The agreement was... [more]

Sotheby's Hong Kong Sees 9 Record Breaking Sales for Asian Artists  
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4/7/14 Posted 4/7/14

Zhang Xiaogang, Bloodline: Big Family No. 3, via Sotheby's A slowing economy does not seem to be stalling demand in China’s growing art market. Sotheby’s Hong Kong closed Saturday with record auction sales totaling $86 million, breaking nine records for Asian artists and bringing the auction house to some $140 million in sales in the first three days of its spring auctions. Included in Saturday’s sales was Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodline: Big Fami... [more]

ArtSlant Exhibitions: Douglas Mandry's Promised Land  
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4/7/14 Posted 4/7/14

Douglas Mandry, Montagne I (Ponction, volutes), 2013 ArtSlant Prize Exhibitions presents Douglas Mandry, the first artist to be selected for our ArtSlant Prize exhibition series, 2014. Mandry's photography is in response to the standardized representation of the landscape and the possible loss of material references in the digital era. In an effort to get closer to the process of analog retouching, his photographs are first printed, then reworked, exploiting their physical properties; the print... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Eva Bauer  
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4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

(Image: Eva Bauer, without title, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas; © Eva Bauer) Eva Bauer (b. Braunschweig, Germany) My early work was figurative – life-size wooden wall figures. Since 2002 – Concrete Art - Minimalism - Color Field. The central theme is: Color and Shapes and the infinite possibilities. In my works, I use numbers or fragments of numbers as mere forms concentrating on the interaction of colors and shapes by utilizing multiple media like works on canvas – ph... [more]

Your Favorite Disney Villains as World Leaders  
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4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

Saint Hoax is at it again, this time serving us world leaders as Disney villains. The Middle-Eastern artist (he hasn’t revealed his real name or where he lives) caught our attention when he turned world leaders into drag queens (now available as sweatshirts) and then into blow-up sex dolls. He rewrites history through visual lies, calling the work “POPlitical." In this latest iteration exploring the performativity of global politics, Saint Hoax imagines Sarah Palin as Cruella de Vil,... [more]

Watchlist Artist: Athanasios Argianas  
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Athanasios Argianas at Aanant & Zoo 4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

The work of Athanasios Argianas thrives between media. He makes objects which encode pieces of music he may have composed in the past, and designs objects to be used as structures for performances in the future and vice versa. At the last Performa Biennial, for example, he made slides of tree branches, which were treated as a score for a Theremin (a modernist protosynthesizer from the early 20th century), while at the last São Paulo Biennial he presented a sculptural structure supporti... [more]

Dogs to Diplomats: President Bush Reveals His Series of Portraits of World Leaders.  
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4/4/14 Posted 4/4/14

When we joked about Putin becoming a painter for April Fools, we considered photoshopping his face onto a photo of President George W. Bush standing next to one of his paintings. Then we decided it was too easy. Well, Bush is still a bush-league painter and it looks like the joke is still on Putin. Today on the Today Show, the former president unveiled his latest series of paintings. If you thought he may have peaked early with first exhibition of dogs, you were wrong. Bush’s series of po... [more]

Brussels Is Good For You! Get In on Our Art Brussels Special Edition  
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4/3/14 Posted 4/3/14

With one of the strongest collector bases in Europe, it’s no wonder Art Brussels makes sure it has something for everyone. Like the city's flourishing art scene, the fair brings emerging artists and galleries together with their more established peers. Take advantage of the opportunity to get your artwork noticed by our worldly readers (not to mention Belgian collectors). Spaces are now available in ArtSlant's upcoming Art Brussels Special Edition; reserve now. FEATU... [more]

News: MoMA Announces 2015 Focus on Women Artists, Gagosian to Open Yet Another Gallery, Jemima Kirke Quits Girls, and Putin Reveals His First Solo Exhibition  
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4/1/14 Posted 4/1/14

MoMA Plans Only Female Art for 2015 An Archive as Impetus performance in MoMA’s Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, 2013, where artist Xaviera Simmons read a list of demands, including to "erase sexism at MoMA" clearly made an impression on the Museum leadership. Photograph courtesy of Xaviera Simmons. To mark the 30 year anniversary of the first Guerrilla Girls protest at MoMA, Director Glenn D. Lowry announced yesterday plans to give the museum over exclusively to women artists for the entire year... [more]

Round 2 Closes Next Week, Douglas Mandry selected for the first ArtSlant Prize exhibition in Chicago  
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3/31/14 Posted 3/31/14

Just 11 days left in round 2 of the ArtSlant Prize showcase series. Submit your work for consideration by this round's expert panel: Juliette JongmaDirector, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam. Francesca GavinVisual Arts Editor, Dazed, London. Nicole RussoDirector, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Douglas Mandry, Montagne I (Ponction, volutes), 2013 ArtSlant Exhibitions is pleased to announce that Douglas Mandry has been... [more]

Georgia Fee Residency Announces Strategic Partnership with Residency Unlimited | Summer Residency Recipient Will be Announced in May  
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3/31/14 Posted 3/31/14

The resident for the Summer 2014 term will be announced in early May with shortlisted applicants to be announced in mid-April. We are also very pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Residency Unlimited (RU). Future sessions of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency will include a series of studio visits with prominent arts professionals, gallerists, and academics organized by RU. These visits will foster both a network for the Georgia Fee Resident as well as pr... [more]


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