Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticit... [more]
Given that we are in the zombie month of August when most galleries are closed, your faithful correspondent decided that it was time to go and check out some permanent public art: Daniel Buren’s 1986 installation Les Deux Plateau, apparently more commonly known as Colonnes de Buren. I’m assuming that for such a worldly audience as ArtSlant’s, these titles need no translation.
But what is it? Well, it’s a grid of 260 candy-stripped columns, in a grid of candy-stripped lines in... [more]
Last month after Athens, I had the opportunity of visiting the exhibition titled No Country for Young Men which deals with Greece in its 7th year of economic crisis. The show can be visited until 3rd August at BOZAR, one of the most important art centres in Brussels. We advise you to see the show...
Curated by Katerina Gregos, the show named after the novel by Cormac McCarthy and the movie directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, makes us encounter the products of young and prominent artists regarding the economic crisis... [more]
There you see a design office from Antwerp, the peaceful Belgian city, though found boring by some people it is famous for its dance theaters, dance companies, museums, art and design galleries. Its name is Studio Job.
Graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in Antwerp in 2000. Their impressive designs, one of a kind or limited edition works, the projects of the duo usually consisting of bronze founding or laser-cut inlaying are like a powerful n... [more]
Art-Athina (International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens) took place on 15-18 May at Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium) for the 19th time in Athens. Collecting the Images of the Sensible: Artworks from Turkey’s Collectors curated by Beral Madra and me besides the collection titled Pistoletto Rist by Daskalopoulos were two of the parallel events of the fair.
Being one of the cities experiencing the impact of the economic crisis most dramatically in Greece, Athens had the depressing atmosp... [more]
Art and the Environment in East-Central Europe is an editorial project born from interviews and other forms of interaction with artists and cultural producers concerned, in one way or another, with the idea and the material reality of what goes by the name of the "natural environment." In the different pieces collected within this project, the term "environment" unfolds into a broad variety of concepts and artistic practices that do not, and should not, become homogenized. A survey rather than... [more]
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Acts of drawing are sometimes summed up as dirtying the paper delicately,1 but Ayesha Sultana’s drawings in Outside the field of view, her first solo at Experimenter, Kolkata, mounted from the 9th of May to the 26th of June, are anything but delicate. Sultana ‘dirties’ the paper vigorously and obsessively, while reining in her mark-marking within perfectly geometric shapes. Nine graphite drawings of various si... [more]
CHICAGO — OxfordDictionaries.com recently announced that ‘selfie’ is their new Word of the Year, moving it beyond sanctified slang in the Urban Dictionary. Defining it as a “photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website,” Oxford Dictionaries notes that usage of the term ‘selfie’ increased by 17,000 percent in the last year. The Selfie Theory posits that as we increasingly live in public... [more]
Installation view of “Depression” at Francois Ghebaly Gallery. All images by the author for Hyperallergic.
LOS ANGELES — It was 4:20pm when I walked into Depression and encountered Andrea Ursuta’s piece “Stoner” (2013). A batting-cage ball-throwing machine creaked on, spun once, and died before it could eject anything from its quarantined-off belly. It is located inside a larger batting cage. There is no entrance. There is no bat to play with. Stones are... [more]
For eons of time mass consciousness has been under the illusion that politics is the control center for world affairs, that presidents define the destinies of both countries and people and we the public are subject to its wavering discourse. We have been led to believe that media sets the trend for cultural standards of how we should feel and think and that the answer to true happiness lies in upholding the values embodied by the majority and the most popular in our circle of influence.
This new page is under construction for a while as I add very old works scanned from slides. I'm also choosing a few for sale and print here at this site, and am minded for catalogues and a new book page deadlines. I'm Trying to get the photography done without too much slowing down.
Two peices are going to show early next year in the Bienale Di Palermo in Palermo, Sicily and Florence Italy. I think artists who've been admitted all get an award and there's a competition for a prize. ... [more]
Among Belgium’s many private collections, one of the most impressive is definitely Annick and Anton Herbert’s. Focused on minimal and conceptual art from 1968 to 1989, it is internationally respected and of a museum-like quality. Indeed, various institutions (Eindhoven’s Van Abbemuseum, Barcelona’s MACBA, Austria’s Kunsthaus Graz…) have already dedicated exhibitions to it. Since June 2013, the collection has also found a permanent dwelling in a former industrial building in... [more]
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No Longer Empty's "If You Build It" has been, hands-down, the most exciting visual art event Harlem has experienced in modern history. Taking place at the future home of Broadway Housing Communities' Sugar Hill Apartments, the long-anticipated architectural project has attracted as many admirers as the spectacular art currently nestled inside.
Designed by world-class architect, David Adjaye, the building is Broadway Housing's seventh U... [more]