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20160729164026-ccsport_ngbk-_23_molteni Playing for Justice: contesting/contexting SPORT   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Pascal Anson, Aquahomo, Imtiaz Ashraf, Queerfitness Berlin, Berlin Bruisers, Cassils, Pirate Cinema, Zsuzsi Flohr/The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club, MAnuElA cOvInI, David Crespo, Les Dégommeuses, Tristan Deschamps, Estelle Fenech, Caitlin D. Fisher, Discover Football, Open Games, Antoni Hervas Cortes & Panteres Grogues, Barbara Gruhl, Jason Hall, Tabea Huth, Justin Jorgensen, Brian Kenny, Lola Lasurt, Julia Lazarus, Albert Markert, Marthe’Oh, Tara Mateik, Marisa Maza, Dayna McLeod, Stuart Meyers, David Miguel, Frank J. Miles, Maximilian Moll, Marc Ohrem-Leclef, Tanja Ostojic´, Max Pelgrims, Llobet & Pons, Guerreiras Project, Boxing Queers, Kathrin Rabenort, Rafucko, Gabriele Fulterer & Christine Scherrer, Saul Selles, Marc Serra, Coral Short, Grrrls* Can Skate, Julia Smit, Spielaufbau, Katja Stuke, Ilaa Tietz, Alexa Vachon, Tools for Action/Artúr von Balen & QueerSport/ Z¹eljko Blac´e, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Tom Weller, QueerSportSplit & Zagreb at Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) July 9th - August 28th
Posted 7/28/16

I lost sleep when Portugal beat France to win its first-ever European Cup football championship this month. Not from nerves—despite living in Portugal, I had no skin in the game—but from the unremitting cacophony of car horns and vuvuzelas invading my apartment. Up for celebrating, I joined the impromptu party of waving flags, sticky splashes of Super Bock, and staccato football chants. I fell asleep to sounds of revelry, comforted by the fact that even in troubling times, such overpowe... [more]

20160727224338-balloon_dog Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Michael Green   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/27/16

Portland-based Michael Green blends conceptualism, surrealism, and capitalism to create work that asks questions unique to our new digital world. His satirical GIF based on Jeff Koon’s Balloon Dog achieved global internet fame in 2014 when he put it on eBay in an attempt to make it the most expensive GIF ever sold. The original Koons sculpture had recently sold for $58 million so Green’s reaction became a perfectly timed comment on the value—both monetary and intellectual—of digital art more generally. Green uses th... [more]

20160725091356-99500 In 1,000 Text Paintings, Betty Tompkins Proves Words Are As Provocative As Porn   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Betty Tompkins at Gavlak LA July 16th - September 3rd
Posted 7/25/16

The media floods us with words and images aimed to categorize women. In Betty Tompkins’ new Los Angeles exhibition Sex Works / WOMEN Words, Phrases and Stories, the artist best known for her Fuck Paintings repaints some of these common labels, creating a feminist space for her pieces to expose and confront everyday sexist language and representations. On the walls of GAVLAK Gallery, 1,000 small textual paintings hang salon-style, presented as a cohesive installation. Their texts are derived from resp... [more]

20160629142205-fromage The Necessity of French Cafés: Rue de Charenton   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/29/16

The Necessity of French Cafés is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, who is undertaking her residency in Paris during June and July 2016. Lisa will build this blog as a digital archive of essays, photographs, excerpts of narratives, and other relevant manifestations of the project. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. It is 2:34 am. I write from my home on Rue de Charenton, a lovely neighborhood in t... [more]

20160721093821-adjusted_0028 The Necessity of French Cafés: Le 138 & Café Le Rouquet   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/18/16

The Necessity of French Cafés is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, who is undertaking her residency in Paris during June and July 2016. Lisa will build this blog as a digital archive of essays, photographs, excerpts of narratives, and other relevant manifestations of the project. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. “…for as soon as I was out of bed I hopefully took notebook an... [more]

20160718095214-screen_shot_2016-07-12_at_3 Gallery Guide Rant: Wear Your Backpack on the Front and Don't Be a Jerk to Security   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/18/16

This season, in partnership with ARTS.BLACK, ArtSlant is publishing a series of essays on security, guards, labor, and privilege in museum spaces. Previous installments: • Series introduction, and “Security // An Evidence Locker” | Sarah Rose Sharp • “No Photos Please: Finding Respect and Value in Museum Communities” | Adriel Luis • “The Trappings of a Museum Guard Grind” | Andre Torres In my experience, when you tell someone that you’re a g... [more]

20160713101613-bd960b6d2b77e769a262fcf0ced464d3d6af8070_m Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: davidope   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/13/16

Budapest-based davidope (aka David Szakaly) is one of the best known GIF artists on the planet. The Tumblr page he started in 2008 became an inspiration for a generation of net artists that followed him. The extent of his sweeping popularity is best illustrated when you type “GIF,” or “animated GIF,” into Google images and his work appears at the top of the page. While many might not recognize his name, they are likely familiar with his distinctive aesthetic. His most fami... [more]

20160711182837-norman-top-01 These Chicago Curators Are Expanding the Cultural Conversation from the Inside Out   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/11/16

Chicago—despite being famously referred to as The Second City—has made critical contributions to American jazz and blues music, architecture and design, theater, and visual art, proving time and again that this city can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes as New York and London as an influential center of cultural production. Crucial to both the historic and present dissemination of this artistic legacy are the city’s cultural institutions. With arts spaces ranging from tradit... [more]

20160707150748-ulusal_zindelik___national_fitness İnci Eviner in Retrospective: “There Is No Woman, Only Symbols, Images, and Representations”   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Inci Eviner at Istanbul Modern June 22nd - October 23rd
Posted 7/7/16

Only in silence the word,only in dark the light,only in dying life:bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky. —The Creation of Ea Ursula K. Le Guin, Tehanu İnci Eviner is a gatherer: she collects the memory of crowds, unearths folk narratives, and retells their stories in her own language. She is a hunter: she traces misogyny, detects hierarchy, and targets it with the tools of a unique feminist visual lexicon. Although she doesn’t specifically identify her work as feminist, E... [more]

20160705122217-14376216233_d09734db77_k The Trappings of a Museum Guard Grind   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/5/16

This season, in partnership with ARTS.BLACK, ArtSlant is publishing a series of essays on security, guards, labor, and privilege in museum spaces. Previous installments: • Series introduction, and “Security // An Evidence Locker” | Sarah Rose Sharp • “No Photos Please: Finding Respect and Value in Museum Communities” | Adriel Luis When I arrived in New York on September 11, 1995, to stay at my grandfather’s house in Staten Island, I really didn&... [more]

20160705153156-ivan_iannoli_installation_shot_3 Looking at, and Through, Photography   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ivan Iannoli at Bass & Reiner Gallery June 10th - July 9th
Posted 7/5/16

Ivan Iannoli uses photography as a catalyst. He uses its unique scientific, artistic, and mechanical histories: as the standardization of the width of a film negative begat photographic paper sizes; as precut acrylic sheets fit perfectly into manufactured frames; as the industrial revolution set into motion the uniformity of items that were previously made to order. He taps into the ways in which artists before him have advanced photography beyond its material constraints—in the way that, sa... [more]

20160629115421-untitled_1_mama_gallery_ren_hang_800 Ren Hang Fights Censorship and Taboos with Edenic Nude Photography   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ren Hang at MAMA Gallery June 18th - July 23rd
Posted 6/29/16

A photograph is rarely seen as an act of rebellion these days. Hundreds of billions of images are taken and circulated around the world each year. But under China’s censorship laws, Ren Hang’s outdoor nudes are radicalized. What We Do is Secret, Hang’s new exhibition now on view at MAMA, features striking photos the artist had to risk his reputation to take. Hang sometimes has to run from police when shooting. The Beijing-born artist, who usually photographs his friends naked has bee... [more]

20160629161433-si_lewitt_web_03 Sam Lewitt's Temperature-Raising Intervention Is More Than a Hot Take   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Sam Lewitt at Swiss Institute June 8th - July 24th
Posted 6/29/16

The temperature in New York had reached the low 80s when I schlepped downtown for Sam Lewitt's Less Lights Warm Words at the Swiss Institute. Entering the gallery, which is nestled between the frenzy of Canal street and SoHo, it immediately became clear that the title of Lewitt’s intervention was a massive understatement. Dispersed throughout the otherwise serene gallery space are large-scale copper heating circuits connected to the tall ceiling with loosely hung black wires. Dominating t... [more]

20160629184801-8 Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sabrina Ratté   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/29/16

Montreal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté makes stunning electronic environments that recall (or predict) an era where society has perfected a clinical, aesthetic beauty at the cost of fleshy emotion. That is not to say her work doesn’t inspire feelings. It affects you on a primal level because these places feel like they exist deep within our collective, aspirational unconsciousness. There is a calm spirituality and reassuring familiarity here that, ironically, often only serves to e... [more]

20160628104222-shiokava_install_1 Made in L.A. 2016: Wipe Your Feet on the Way Out   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Kelly Akashi, Huguette Caland, Rafa Esparza, Lauren Davis Fisher, Todd Gray, Joel Holmberg, Margaret Honda, Arthur Jafa, Eckhaus Latta, Laida Lertxundi, Adam Linder, Guthrie Lonergan, Rebecca Morris, Shahryar Nashat, Silke Otto-Knapp, Gala Porras-Kim, Sterling Ruby, Aram Saroyan, Kenzi Shiokava, Daniel R. Small, Wadada Leo Smith, Martine Syms, Kenneth Tam, Labor Link TV, Mark Verabioff, Dena Yago at Hammer Museum June 12th - August 28th
Posted 6/27/16

Cracked and imperfect, resting atop a section of otherwise crisp white marble floor, is a carpet of gridded reddish dirt. At the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, in a biannual exhibition tasked with representing local creativity, a portrait of the region’s artistic practice takes shape—installed alongside the very firmament from which it was excavated. The earth, the grit, the material of the city—literal and imagined—makes its way into the museum. “It's a dynamic moment in... [more]

20160615143634-005 From Kitchen to Gallery, Ferran Adrià Unpacks the Tools of Creativity   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ferran Adrià at Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture March 10th - July 3rd
Posted 6/15/16

In a culinary world populated by stars, Ferran Adrià is the uncontested sun, the center of the universe. The Catalan chef who started off as a dishwasher at Barcelona’s Hotel Playafels, joined the El Bulli kitchen staff at 22 and only eighteen months later became head chef. From 1994 onwards, the year the restaurant received a substantial investment, El Bulli’s reputation as a place for experimentation grew. It held three Michelin stars and ranked first in the World’s 5... [more]


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