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Art or Not?  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week: Errant appendages #1 This artist's hyperreal sculptures examine the fragility of the human body. Prosthetics are a frequent interest in his celebrated body of work spanning 1985-1993, which deals with the artist's personal experiences and seeks to redress the way we look at disability; the abandoned... [more]

First Look at Ólafur Elíasson's Inaugural Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

We're huge Ólafur Eliasson fans at ArtSlant. His sensitivity to site-specificity and deft hand at magical transformation through the merging of science and art is unique to say the least. Eliasson was tapped by the Louis Vuitton Foundation and their curatorial team lead by Suzanne Pagé to inaugurate Paris' newest museum designed by starchitect, Frank Gehry. Eliasson's installation Inside the Horizon—a series of mirrored, yellow columns—will also be permanently fe... [more]

Titus Kaphar's Portrait of Ferguson Protesters for TIME's "Person of the Year" Issue  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Titus Kaphar, Yet Another Fight for Remembrance, 2014, Oil on canvas, 4 x 5 feet; Commissioned by TIME Magazine / Courtesy of the artist and TIME On December 10, TIME released their annual "Person of the Year" issue. This year the magazine honored collective efforts over individuals, with the top two spots going to Ebola Fighters and the Ferguson Protesters and Activists, respectively. In November, TIME commissioned the New Haven/New York-based artist Titus Kaphar to create a painting of t... [more]

20141217162050-actis_eyes The Eyes Have It – Eyes in Art by Gianpiero Actis and others  
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gianpiero actis, Helen Bar-Lev, Stanley H. Barkan, Lidia Chiarelli, Adel Gorgy, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Marsha Solomon at Societa' Promotrice delle Belle Arti > Worldwide Torino
November 4th - January 10th, 2015
Posted 12/17/14

The Eyes Have It – Gianpiero Acits and international aritsts explore the theme of Eyes in Art The eyes may be the window to the soul, but they are certainly our means of experiencing the visual arts. The gaze in art has been visited as subject matter for years, as the act of looking out from within the picture frame is frozen in time and revisited across the ages by those looking in. Contemporary painter and ophthalmologist Gianpiero Actis has focused his gaze even more tightly in his... [more]

20141216083546-10841708_10152878753610270_1580296736_n ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it. Today’s internet-smashing pin-up is notable for the fact she has everything the modern gentleman wants: an ass that won’t quit, one that Sir Mix-A-Lot (O.B.E.) would love.... [more]

Today's Illegible Google Doodle Honors Wassily Kandinsky  
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12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

We love a good Google Doodle art tribute, so we were psyched to find that today's Google Doodle honors the seminal Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky on what would be his 148th birthday. We've been staring at the Google homepage, trying to parse out distinct letters from this particularly nebulous Doodle, which appears to rework many elements from the artist's Komposition VIII from 1923 (see below). The stylized logo is pretty much illegible, but we think this is a perfect Google tribut... [more]

Graffiti Artist Dies After Being Hit by Police Car in Miami  
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12/12/14 Posted 12/12/14

Another tragedy for the graffiti community in Miami: the Miami Herald reports that 21-year-old graffiti bomber Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez suffered a severe brain injury when he was knocked down by a detective car as he ran from a police gang unit who were attempting to apprehend him in the early hours of December 5—at the start of Art Basel Week. The incident was reported widely by the arts press. Gutierrez died at the Jackson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday night after he stopped respondi... [more]

The Met Receives Donation of 57 Artworks from the Deep South  
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12/12/14 Posted 12/12/14

A significant moment for African American artists from the Southern states: the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to the documentation and archiving of Outsider African American Art, has donated 57 works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. The works speak of a period in art history that has received little attention until now, one that began during the days of slavery in the deep South, and evolved during the Civil Rights Movement in America. The inclusion of... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/11/14 Posted 12/11/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer is revealed below. This week's theme is: Fall leaves. #1 Nature is sustainable by design. Fuelled by sunlight everything is recycled: all waste becomes food for something else. In the new circular economy businesses and social systems are designed with principles learned from natural systems. Innovations using w... [more]

20141209154806-screen_shot_2014-12-09_at_17 Eritrea's Freedom Friday Movement Launches Graffiti Campaign  
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12/9/14 Posted 12/9/14

Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) the Eritrean activist group with members based inside the country and around the world, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutionaries, whose campaigns include automated phone calls urging Eritrean citizens to "empty the streets"—to stay at home in a safer form of protest—this weekend launched an audacious graffiti bombing campaign around the capital Amsara. They are also the group behind an illict underground newspaper, MeqaleH Forto that appeared on the city's... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/8/14 Posted 12/8/14

Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it. Dear Artslant Letters—I never thought the guys and girls who write to you were for real, or that anything like this would ever happen to me, but boy, was I wrong! About three months ago, I was on the banks of the Seine wh... [more]

20140424051112-image_4 Video from the exhibition  
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Leonel Matheu at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum > Miami
July 12th - September 14th
Posted 12/4/14

http://vimeo.com/113565115 [more]

Art or Not? Miami Edition  
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12/3/14 Posted 12/3/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer is revealed below. This week's theme is: Mermaids. #1 Does fantasy truly represent escape, or is it the imprint of a larger ideological stuggle? This artists' preoccupying concern is the intersection of childhood and adult fantasy, particularly in relation to the memories contained in physical body. The iconography of celeb... [more]

Fair Flow: Wynwood Mixtape  
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12/2/14 Posted 12/2/14

Today's recommended mixtape is inspired by Wynwood: Miami's public arts district with a rich Latin American influence. London-based label Soundway are the bomb when it comes to off the track sounds from far-flung corners of the world. Founder DJ Miles Claret's Colombian Mix fuses all kinds of beats and sounds from past to present and is classic listening for an afternoon in sunny Miami. Check out our pick for your South Beach Sounds mix here! [more]

20141205192357-image-1_2 KNOX MARTIN at SELECT MIAMI  
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Knox Martin at Select Fair Miami > Miami
December 2nd - December 7th
Posted 12/5/14

SELECT MIAMINorth Shore Park7200 - 7300 Collins Ave.Miami Beach, FL Booth D10December 2 - 7, 2014LGTripp Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in SELECT Miami 2014. December 2 - 5 we will feature works by artist, Knox Martin, a renowned New York painter, sculptor, muralist, poet, and a scholar of art history who has exhibited worldwide. Using a variety of media, Martin is known for his use of vibrant colors, sensuous gestures, rhyming of metaphor and the flat picture plane. Two of his... [more]

20141128172244-met_galeria_meghivo_2014_webre MET Gallery opening reception  
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Lux Antal, Örkényi Antal, Daradics Árpád, Pal Csaba, NAGY Géza, Detvay Jenõ, Lévay Jenõ, Gábos József, Ázbej Kristóf, Herendi Péter, Bátai Sándor, Koroknai Zsolt, Büki Zsuzsanna at MET Gallery > Worldwide Budapest
October 18th - November 5th
Posted 12/1/14

MET Gallery opening reception on broadcast Civil TV 11 18-10-2014 http://indavideo.hu/video/MET-nyito [more]


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