On Saturday September 20 at EXPO CHICAGO we invited a number of artists to come by the ArtSlant booth for an interview—but rather than your standard artist interview, we did things a little differently. Drawing inspiration from the Voynich manuscript and curator Manus Groenen's Cryptographics exhibition, our interviews took on the form of something like a cross between a tarot session and chance operations. Presented with a series of picture cards, vaguely grouped by loose association with the section... [more]
We've had our eyes on Christo's Over the River Project for several years (Christo's been working on it now for twenty years), and every so often we get updates from the OTR squad on the project's various legal battles and incremental successes. The two-week project, which proposes to install a series of fabric panels over the Arkansas River in Colorado, has already received permission from the Federal Government, Colorado State Parks, the State Land Board and Fremont County, Colorado, but faces chal... [more]
David Bowie Is, coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in just a few weeks, is unprecedented to the extent that it is the first massive solo show the MCA has ever given to a musician. But as James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling discusses below, he was drawn to the exhibition because Bowie emulates the blending of media, the crossing over of disciplines he finds so relevant to contemporary artists’ practices.
Darling was kind enough to sit down with me this month and ex... [more]
Monopol magazine reported Thursday that German filmmaker Harun Farocki passed away on June 30, 2014, at the age of 70. Born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia in 1944, the Berlin-based artist was known not only for his provocative films, videos, and installations, but also his critical practice as a theorist, editor, curator, and educator.
Farocki studied at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) from 1966 to 1968. He would later become editor of the Munich-based journal Filmkritik a... [more]
A collaboration of two young artists from Russia and the UK are organising a digital show to exhibit video and sound works to a Moscow audience. The concept of the exhibition is to explore the relation between illusion and reality through different perspectives and forms. We aim to encourage a dialogue between international young artists and the growing Russian contemporary art scene. This show offers an opportunity for emerging artists to share their ideas outside of their own country's borders and t... [more]
But What Does it All Mean?
An Exploration of John Randall Nelson’s “Polka Dots For Holly Solomon”
By Kristin Bauer
“To be or not to be: that is the question.” It may be terribly cliché to begin anything with the aforementioned Shakespeare quote, so overly referenced, adapted and turned over in our modern society that it has been rendered virtually meaningless. However, in discussing the recent body of work, Polka Dots for Holly Solomon, by artist John Randa... [more]
In 2013, I continued to explore the intricacy of patterns, and stylized presentations which were neither naturalism nor pure abstraction, as means to express distilled concepts and emotion; at the mean time, I did make a couple paintings which were purely abstract work and figurative painting. I also continued to develop works on the theme of a reoccurring motif - white dresses, which to me, were both highly individual and impersonal, simultaneously free and constrained. Finally, a variation of the whi... [more]
CALL for Applications - CROSSBREEDS 2014 - Platform for artistic positions in between
Im_flieger - Artists Association
firstname.lastname@example.orgAnita KayaPhone: +4369912790279
www.imflieger.netIm_fliegerBerggasse 187201090 ViennaAustria
Deadline: January 6, 2014 Theme: Welcome to the time collage!
CROSSBREEDS 2014June 2–8, 2014CALL FOR PROJECTS/... [more]
Walking into Hiroshi Sugimoto's Accelerated Buddha, currently on view at Fondation Pierre Berge/Yves Saint Laurent through January 16, one encounters works by Sugimoto and a curious miscellany of artifacts curated by himself and Emmanuelle de Montgazon. The significance of the exhibition's scope is readily apparent. We see Sugimoto not only exhibiting in a new medium (video installation piece Accelerated Buddha) but also juxtaposing works in his private collection as a commentary on religious and... [more]
Magmart | video under volcano, the well known international videoart festival, has becomed biennal, so the next edition will start on autumn 2014, to end on spring 2015. But in the meanwhile, we don't stop to hard work for international videoart.
After the great success of 100x100=900 Project - launched to celebrate the 50th of videoart - we are now on the run with a new, exciting project, ready to replay and lick the success of 100x100=900.
The previous project was focused on the narration... [more]
Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards, 'What Will They See of Me'
Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Film and Video Umbrella
The Jerwood/ Film and Video Umbrella Awards, 'What Will They See of Me', are a collaboration between Jerwood Visual Arts and Film and Video Umbrella in association with Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
JVAFVU.Awards@fvu.co.ukCaitlin SmithPhone: 020 7407 7755
10 days left till the end of the open call for participation in The Old School residence
10 days left till the end of the open call for participation in
The Old School residence,
Gorna Lipnitsa – Ritual art, August 2013.
Ritual art, 2013by The Old School Residence -- Gorna Lipnitsa, BulgariaCameramen&video processing: Rosen VergilovMusic : "Promises" by Emilian Gatsov - Elbi, http://secondbody.net/
INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN ART RESIDENCE “THE OLD SCHOOL”, Gorna Lipnitsa, Augu... [more]
Early submission deadline: May 24, 2013
Late Submission deadline: May 31, 2013
Entry Requirements: Work encompassing all styles and genres from emerging and established artists are encouraged in this exhibition. Examples include, but are not limited to paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, performance, video, etc.
Works must meet the theme of ‘Take a Deeper Look.’ Works should aim to express to the viewer a sense of what the artist is feelin... [more]
Deadline: April 15, 2013
The International Artist Show PooL Art Fair is now reviewing applications from artists interested in showing their work in New York. All media encouraged: Photography, video, short films, digital, architecture projects, drawing, Installation, performances All to be included in the next editionOrganizer: Frere Independent (501c3)Director of Exhibitions : Thierry Alet, Artist & Founder, Pool Art Fair
OpeningMay 10th 2013 Flat Iron Hotel 9 West 26th St... [more]
Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event
MAKE A ONE-MINUTE ABSTRACT VIDEO
ADD IT TO THIS GROUP http://vimeo.com/groups/poprallyabstract
SEE IT AT MoMA APRIL 7 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT showclix.com/event/AbstractCurrents
In conjunction with the exhibitions Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print, PopRally invites you to channel your own ideas of the abstract through video!
Create a one-minute video exploring abstract forms of any kind, then follow the direct... [more]