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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: http://www.menegattiart.comTo purchase contact: Claire 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 resulted in he... [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]

Art or Not?  
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11/19/14 Posted 11/19/14

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: playing with rope. #1 The artist's "performances with rope" forged a body of work conducted in experimental arts spaces in New York and Chicago throughout the 90s. Ancient art forms of rope typing from the East such as Shinbari and Hojojutsu bear a strong influence on the erotic charg... [more]

20141118135433-uae-graffiti Dubai to Set New Guinness Record with World's Longest Mural Painting  
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11/18/14 Posted 11/18/14

Dubai is set to become the home of the world's longest collaborative mural painting. The event, officially announced yesterday by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, is planned to cover 2,180 meters along the Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Jumeirah Beach Park. The mural—refered to in the PR as a graffiti scroll—will be realized by 100 established artists, including 70 known names from outside the UAE who have... [more]

Oleg Lobykin: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Oleg LobykinSculpture Lives/works in: Silicon ValleyWebsite: http://www.lobykin.com/To purchase contact: Oleg Lobykin Oleg Lobykin has roots in a tradition of the old world craft of stone carving yet considers himself "an international man and product of globalization." He defies labels and strives to show how old and new, timeless and contemporary, familiar and unexpected elements can combine to reveal hidden truths. His work explores connections between what is known and emerging insig... [more]

Marilyn Henrion: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/18/14

Marilyn HenrionMixed Media Lives/works in: New York, NYWebsite: http://marilynhenrion.com/To purchase contact: Marilyn Henrion The award-winning works of this Cooper Union graduate and lifelong New Yorker are included in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide and have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including “Women Designers In The U.S.- 1900-2000”, published in 2001 by Yale University Press. Among... [more]

20141114103555-collis-rock-bottom-riser-2007 Art or Not? Dirty Floors  
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11/14/14 Posted 11/14/14

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 will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is... dirty floors. #1 "...uses a variety of techniques and strategies to investigate issues concerning interpretation, craft, value and labor. Everyday objects are presented etched, splattered and stained with marks of work, wear and tear. At first glance, t... [more]

Tired Enough: Ya me Canse Protests in Mexico  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” — Banner carried by student protester in Mexico #YaMeCanse pic.twitter.com/se4M8lPBrX — Viva la causa! (@70torinoman) November 10, 2014 “Enough, I’m tired” (“Ya me canse”) said Mexico’s Attorney General Murillo Karam, answering questions about the stolen, murdered students from Iguala. After an hour, he was tired enough to refuse further questions concerning the new in... [more]

20141111121149-8688359927_15662ff332_z Anthony Lister Arrested in Australia  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

Established Lowbrow artist Anthony Lister has been arrested in his home town, Brisbane. The Brisbane Times reports that Lister was stopped by police in the early hours of Saturday for a random breath test, and was then arrested for 12 outstanding charges related to graffiti dating back to 2009. He was later released on bail but will reappear in court on November 19. The Australian artist, who is one of the premier names to emerge from the graffiti movement in the last decade, has a solo exh... [more]

Philly Mural Arts Program Announces Open Source  
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11/10/14 Posted 11/10/14

Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia-based organization that works with artists and communities to develop murals across the city, is collaborating with curator Pedro Alonzo on a major new initiative. Set to culminate in a "celebration" during Mural Arts Month in October 2015, Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will take place across the whole city, inviting numerous artists to paint murals around the city. Alonzo is one of the leading curators of street art in the US and has worked with major... [more]

Art or Not? Mattresses  
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11/6/14 Posted 11/6/14

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 will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: mattresses. #1 "the artist, born in Glasgow, 1982, uses public space in this series of street interventions, where the artwork becomes part of it's background, barely perceived by the hurried commuter. Discarded every day objects and household items appear t... [more]

The Tel Aviv Art Fair with Social Reach  
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11/3/14 Posted 11/3/14

Fresh Paint 7, Israel's largest contemporary art fair, which attracts more than 30,000 visitors annually, open tonight. The fair brings together the major forces of culture in the country, from galleries and institutions to established artists and curators working both locally and globally. While its exhibition model generally resembles those of other commerical art fairs—with their commercial motives, thematic sectors, and programming iniatives such as the Artists' Greenhouse, which presen... [more]

Art or Not?  
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10/29/14 Posted 10/29/14

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 will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: old school parties. #1 "Internationally known for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. His photography career began in the 1980s when he first showed his artwork in New York City gallerie... [more]

BBC to Broadcast "The Art That Hitler Hated"  
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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 hidden f... [more]


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