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Body as Material in the Surveillance State   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Laura Poitras at Whitney Museum of American Art February 5th - May 1st
Posted 2/22/16

In a world moving at increasing speeds toward virtual realities and encroaching technologies, it can be difficult to remember the body. It is not until we are sick, do we understand our sense of heath; not until injured or arthritic can we visualize the joint or tendon; not until hair falls out do we wonder how it ever stayed in. It is the decay of the material of our body that makes us human and remember that we are. It is the body that I think about when considering the work of documentary fi... [more]

The F Word Screening at Miami Art Week  
11/23/15 Posted 11/23/15

ArtSlant are proud to be partnering with director Robert Adanto as media sponsor for The F Word during Miami Art Week 2015. On Saturday, December 5, at 1pm, ArtSlant and the International Fine Arts Consortium are sponsoring a special screening at The Coral Gables Art Cinema. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with artists Kate Durbin, Leah Schrager, and Katie Cercone. Documenting the experimental practice of 4th Wave Feminist performance through interviews with a new generation of feminist ar... [more]

The Best B Movies About the Art World   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 8/23/15

When art and artists appear as a subject in cinema, it's typically in the form of a too lengthy/too sexy biopic (think: Mr. Turner or Frida) or a hyperbolic thriller that suffuses the cliché of scintillating glamor with filthy corruption (The Thomas Crown Affair, anyone?) The big screen is always attracted to prurience, but there are some movies in the straight-to-dvd crate that, whether they present artifice or archetype, deserve to be revived for the morsels of wisdom they impart abou... [more]

Dedicated to Mary Ellen Mark: The Compassionate Photographer  
5/29/15 Posted 5/29/15

Tributes have been pouring in upon the announcement of the passing of Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015), who died at home, aged 75, on Monday after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome. “She was so young at heart,” portrait photographer Martin Schoeller was quoted in Time as saying. “She was also the most courageous photographer, never taking no for an answer, always trying to achieve her vision at all costs.” Although her work carried across a broad canvas includi... [more]

Vikings and Panthers: A Parisian Subculture in Photographs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Gilles Elie Cohen at Addict Galerie February 5th, 2015 - April 25th, 2015
Posted 4/9/15

There’s a weed smokin’ bass thrumming pill poppin’ party ashin’ whiskey drinkin’ boy in the back. P’tit Jean lights a spliff and takes a swig and says, “get me into trouble now.” A hard won laughter heats the door knobbin’ dance floor as skirts swirl with sex, limbs long and longing, and spit stings songs. For a hot sec there is no silence and no fight. This is a document of Paris in the 80s—but it could be New York or London or even Bombay... [more]

Interview with Hito Steyerl: "The medium is an information filter"  
4/7/15 Posted 4/7/15

Amsterdam, April 2015: “If you want to know what art looks like in 2014, go and see Hito Steyerl’s satirical video installations,” Ben Luke of the Evening Standard wrote last year when reviewing Steyerl’s show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. And right he is. Few artists have the Zeitgeist by the balls the way the German artist does. Her video works deal with technological evolution, the production and reproduction of images, and the power relations invol... [more]

Morning Star: Marshall Scheuttle Photographs Las Vegas in a New Light   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 2/19/15

Las Vegas-based photographer Marshall Scheuttle explores the American landscape, documenting archetypes of American youth and the narratives which develop around them—exploring our place and identity within the world. Borderland, his first body of work, focused on the individual and their surroundings; his latest project, Morning Star, turns its attention to the specific dynamic of Las Vegas, in response to the stories he uncovered in his earlier series. Scheuttle shoots analogue using a large-format 8 x 1... [more]

Araki: An Exhibitionist Looking Death in the Eye   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Nobuyoshi Araki at Foam - Fotografie Museum December 19th, 2014 - March 11th, 2015
Posted 12/22/14

In the film After Life (1998) by Kore-eda Hirokazu the recently deceased end up on a minimalist film set. In this purgatory they discuss and improvise with their fellow travelers until they have decided on the ultimately defining moment of their lives. They re-enact it and then pass over to whatever paradise or nothingness may be waiting for them. One by one the dead come to terms with what they’ve left behind. Except for one, who can’t decide. That guy could have been Nobuyoshi Ar... [more]

A Photographer Captures a Dying Tradition at the Del Mar Racetrack   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 12/16/14

New York based photographer Eric Chakeen (a former assistant to Ryan McGinley) shared some of his shots from his latest project, And Away They Go, which documents the life at the Del Mar racetrack—a place Chakeen visited often growing up in San Diego. Here, the photographer gives ArtSlant his personal perspective on the complex social atmosphere at one of California's most historic sports venues. The Del Mar racetrack opened in 1937. It was a huge part of Hollywood in its halcyon days... [more]

In Pictures: Rio's Baile Funk Culture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 11/9/14

Baile Funk and Rio De Janeiro are inseperable kin; the unmistakable bassline sounds thump over the hillside favelas of the city, most of which have been pacified as part of a governmental iniative that began in 2008. From Rocinha to Cantagalo each Baile has its own particular flavor, an intense mix of sex, rhythm and hedonism. It's not just the unmistakable "Um Cha Cha Um Cha" that is an intergral part of Rio, but its ambience and aesthetics, that epitomize in many ways the Brazilian spirit. Fren... [more]

BBC to Broadcast "The Art That Hitler Hated"  
10/29/14 Posted 10/29/14

In 2012, Bavarian Police raided a pensioner's apartment in Munich. There, they discovered 1,000 paintings by artists such as Klee, Chagall, Monet, Picasso, and Matisse—painting missing since the Nazi era, when many significant works were looted from Jewish homes with the intention of relocating them for display in Hitler's Führermuseum: a super-museum of Ayran approved art, with a wing dedicated to the infamous "degenerate art,"­ abhorred by Hitler. The artworks were kept hidde... [more]

The Other Side of Fashion Week  
9/30/14 Posted 10/14/14

Congrats to my very talented friends, Salome Oggenfuss and Sandra Isacsson and their crew for their "The Other Side Of Fashion Week" documentary - a compassionate, fascinating, and amusing exploration of the offbeat, outerskirts side of Fashion Week. I've shot fashion week at Bryant Park in NYC before and always found some of the most interesting stories on the sidelines, with the quirky photographers. In a great spotlight on this film in Dazed and Confused Magazine, the fashion photographers... [more]

Displacements: the real and surreal photographs of Kati Horna   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Kati Horna at Jeu de Paume June 3rd, 2014 - September 21st, 2014
Posted 6/30/14

Despite being at the forefront of documentary photography during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s and the Mexican Surrealist movement of the 1940s, Hungarian-born Kati Horna (née Deutsch) has remained relatively unknown outside of her adopted country of Mexico. Yet the art world has an ever-growing appetite for unearthing overlooked or forgotten perspectives that wind alongside the dominant Western masculine narratives of the twentieth century, and Horna is a perfect candidate. The focus... [more]

Pablo Bartholomew: Time Regained   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Pablo Bartholomew at Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai) April 5th, 2014 - May 2nd, 2014
Posted 4/18/14

Pablo Bartholomew’s The Calcutta Diaries at Sakshi Gallery takes you back in time: literally, through photographs taken in the city in the ‘70s, and artistically, from a time when photojournalism was a hallmark of magazines like LIFE and National Geographic. Its transition today into the gallery space elicits two stories, one of a lost Calcutta—its very name has changed—and one of the place for contemporary photojournalistic photography itself. In an age of pre-digital d... [more]

Fall Preview – Photography in New York City  
9/9/13 Posted 9/9/13

The quantity, caliber and diversity of photography exhibitions in New York City this fall is remarkable. For students of the medium a curriculum could be developed and if I were tasked with building the syllabus I would start with the youngest generation and click backwards. Geographically speaking, that would mean beginning in the Lower East Side, passing through Chelsea and a few uptown galleries, before concluding at the Metropolitan Museum. Is it coincidence that the exhibitions become increa... [more]

Cinema Paradiso to Screen Pearls on the Ocean Floor  
4/13/13 Posted 3/22/13

Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary examining the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. This unflinching and incisive study, featuring interviews with art luminaries Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Parastou Forouhar and others, captures the uncertainty of this momentous time in Iran's history. Speaking with grace and honesty, these brave women express what is seldom seen in wester... [more]

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