Now an accomplished pre-teen, VOLTA returns this week for its twelfth year in the Basel art fair line up. From June 13–18, under the domed roof of the city's Markthalle, the fair for "new international positions" brings together nearly 70 galleries stemming from 21 countries.
We're always grateful when we can consume art with context—especially at an art fair. Thus, in partnership with VOLTA and GalleryLOG, we're pleased to share this advance look at the processes and inspirations of five e... [more]
Broadcast on the ikonoTV’s live stream and shown in selected venues worldwide, the on-air exhibition Digital Canvas (May 2016) will present a curated selection of outstanding video works by international artists whose research focuses on new media techniques and digital art.
The exhibition will be accessible by every viewer via SmartTV, satellite, or web streaming with any device connected to the Internet www.ikono.tv. In addition, it will be broadcast during special screenings and eve... [more]
A special one-night art/music event hosted by 111 Minna Gallery, de Young College Night and Nexus ArtReach. Saturday, March 28th 2015 from 7:30 p.m. till Late Night at 111 Minna Gallery SF.
(Submission Deadline: March 12th 2015)
We are currently seeking interdisciplinary artists from San Francisco Bay Area colleges/universities and community artists to participate in Art/Music In A Different Light, honoring SF Legendary DJ’s past and present early beginnings at 111 Minna Gallery Theme Description... [more]
BODY and SOUL, the 2015 Kreft Juried National Exhibition (March 24-April12), will examine and illustrate the relationship between these two entities. Coupling them immediately suggests pairs of opposites: physical and metaphysical, flesh and spirit, earth and heaven. How do we live in the body and yet recognize and celebrate the soul? How is one manifested through the other? What do they tell us about the nature of human personhood? What might it mean to be “soulful”?Prints, drawings, p... [more]
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2015. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.
The department seeks candidates who are practicing artists with strong conceptual and historical grasps of contemporary issues in the field of experimental Media Art. Deeply addressing approaches as diverse as long-form Narrative... [more]
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... [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... [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 explai... [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 and t... [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... [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... [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/WORKSD... [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... [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 of 1900s... [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