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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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

20141128172244-met_galeria_meghivo_2014_webre MET Gallery Vernissage  
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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 October 18th - November 5th
Posted 12/1/14

http://eventinfo.hu/cimkek/met-galeria Photos by László Varga [more]

Art or Not?  
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11/26/14 Posted 11/26/14

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: textiles. #1 This American postminimalist artist is known for his small, subtle, intimate works. His art makes use of scale and line. His works span a range of media, from sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and artist’s books to installation and furniture. He lives and works in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and... [more]

Riot Lust in Ferguson: Setting a Stage So Life Can Imitate Performance  
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11/25/14 Posted 11/25/14

Circus and warfare are the metaphors that have ceased to be metaphors in Ferguson, Missouri. On November 24, 2014, a grand jury decided not to allow a police officer to be tried for the murder of an unarmed teenager. It was expected, not only because of the malicious, embedded, conscious racism that characterizes the police department and state government—one that the world has watched reiterate itself for the previous three months—but also because they told us so. School was cancelled pree... [more]

Thanksgiving Special: If Famous Artists Had Been Allowed to Play with Their Food  
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11/24/14 Posted 11/24/14

San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein created this perfect collection of multi-meat-ia works inspired by famous artists such as Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock, among others. For Thanksgiving Special, Rothstein is offering prints of the 10 plates she created using traditional Thanksgiving fare, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to support SF-Marin Food Bank. Yum. Happy Thanksgiving! Piet Mondrian Jackson Pollock Mark Rothko Julian Schnabel Georges Seurat A... [more]

Claire Menegatti: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Claire MenegattiPainting Lives/works in: Los Angeles, CAWebsite: www.menegattiart.comTo purchase contact: Clair Menegatti Claire Menegatti lives and works from her home studio in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated in 2010 from California State University Long Beach with her BFA in Illustration. While pursuing her education, Claire worked to perfect her skills in the Figurative Arts with repetitive courses in Life Drawing, Life Painting, Costumed Figure, and Anatomy, which not only resu... [more]

Jekabs Silacerps: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Jekabs SilacerpsPhotography Lives/works in: MaltaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/ishootthingsTo purchase contact: Jekabs Silacerps Born in Latvia in the beautiful city of Liepaja that lies right on the coast of the Baltic sea in the summer of 1985. Studied in Latvia as well as UK at the Kendal College, majoring in performing arts and technical production. Now a photographer and sound technician/engineer. When I got my hands on Photoshop in 2002 I started playing around, not until I got my hands on canon 400D i... [more]


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