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ArtSlant Week in Review: The Economics of Art, Institutionalized Critique, Jockum Nordström's Strange Brew
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Choices, choices...

An exhibition at Vertical Gallery in Chicago, entitled The Economics of Art, lays bare the workings of art reproductions and pricing, offering the viewer the choice between the original artwork and its editioned prints – in effect, shifting the conversation from concepts and aesthetics to technical considerations. This prompts James Pepper Kelly to consider a series of thought experiments, examining the issues of art and choice overload, familiarity and alienation, and the business of art marketing...


(Vertical Gallery during the opening reception for The Economics of Art; Courtesy of the Gallery.)

GUANGZHOU: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back...

As the various flavours of institutional critique have now become “institutionalised” as part of the practice of contemporary artists, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back curated by Biljana Ciric at the Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou aims to reassess the origins, methodologies and effects of this practice...[more...]


LONDON: Jockum Nordström

It’s easy to lapse into lists when discussing Nordström’s work. His subjects are so far ranging that it’s difficult to evoke the work’s sprawling nature without them. Though collage is arguably Nordström’s best-known medium, All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again at the Camden Arts Centre is a seductive introduction to the artist’s broader practice...[more...]


Conspicuous Unusable, a group show at Miguel Abreu Gallery in New York, explores what happens when a material falls from utilitarian grace, drawing attention to its sheer materiality; while an exhibition at Berlin's Neugerriemschneider, frmvsfnctnndbckgn, similarly delves into reflections on one's relation to the material world and the creative confrontation with everyday objects...


interview with


Kara Q. Smith meets up with Ala Ebtekar to talk about his multi-faceted practice, which synthesizes undulating interests, narratives, and mediums...[more...]

Show and Tell
by Christina Catherine Martinez


A young woman strikes a subtle, learned pose in a short, flippy, drop-waist tunic made of canary-yellow and white checkerboard polyester...[more...]



D*Facing Pop Symbols: An Interview with D*Face
by Daniel Rolnik


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Round #7 Juried Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our fantastic Juried Winnersfor Round 7! There's only one round left: Round #8 opens September 7! 


Tina Tahir, Juried Winner

Forty Increments, 2013, Interactive virtual wallpaper, size varies.

To see in East Hampton: Steve Joester's Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll opened August 22nd at Lawrence Fine Arts.


Posted by Natalie Hegert on 8/27/13

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