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Why Cobain Suicide Note Tee Isn't as Shocking as You Think  
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1/15/15 Posted 1/15/15

Commerce has never drawn a line when it comes to exhuming the grim remains of our beloved heroes and now Kurt Cobain's suicide note now has found its way onto a T-shirt design, sold on eBay by a "Nuchyk" from Thailand.It goes without saying, if you were to walk around in public with the Tee, I probably would have you down as some sort of sociopath, but the Twitter eruption of outrage yesterday into a vault of condemnation points equally to the unnerving way we fetishize our icons.Last year,... [more]

Art or Not?  
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1/10/15 Posted 1/10/15

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week, it's a bad hair day. #1 "Painted in two separate periods, this picture has a complex history. In its original state, it showed a pink-faced man, wearing a white shirt and a black suit. It was painted in a deliberately simple, naive style, using household, rather than oil paint, and incorporate... [more]

Christo’s Over The River Project May Be a Go, Finally  
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1/6/15 Posted 1/6/15

We previously reported on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s proposed project Over The River, a two-week installation over the Arkansas River (you can see a video of the 79-year-old artist white-water rafting the river here), which has been plagued by various legal challenges. Today we got word that another important hurdle has been crossed. On January 2, 2015 a federal court upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) approval of Over The River, based on their assessment of the ephemeral a... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/26/14 Posted 12/26/14

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week: Festive lights. #1 "In the 30-by-30-foot installation, participants must remove their shoes to walk on a carpet of towels that resemble prayer rugs. Gazing at an overhead thicket of neon signs, they soon realize that they are looking at hundreds of slang terms for the vagina." #2 "Stepping into the magnificently lit... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/22/14 Posted 12/22/14

This week, Artslant Pin-Ups observes the fact that the birthday of our Lord and Savior the infant Christ is fast approaching, and chooses to share with our readers a totally innocuous artwork, instead of some smut: the lovely and less-than-PG-rated Slightly Open Clam-Shell, by Georgia O'Keeffe. Definitely 100 percent a painting of a clamshell, and nothing else (what's wrong with you, man?), this beautiful, totally non-sexualized and wholesome work from 1926 is a perfect expression of just how litt... [more]

20141221130417-artslant-icon-2015 Our New Social Media Logo  
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12/21/14 Posted 12/21/14

After 7 years running, 2014 has seen some pretty hefty changes for us here at ArtSlant. We're excited to show our readership what we've been working on behind the scenes over the last months when we launch our new site design in 2015. As part of our new look, our logo has also been reworked by the talented hands of artist Deso (Broken Fingaz crew). We'll unveil all in the New Year so stayed tuned for an announcement. Meanwhile our fresh new social media icon is live! instagram.com/artslant ... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week: Errant appendages #1 This artist's hyperreal sculptures examine the fragility of the human body. Prosthetics are a frequent interest in his celebrated body of work spanning 1985-1993, which deals with the artist's personal experiences and seeks to redress the way we look at disability; the abandoned... [more]

Titus Kaphar's Portrait of Ferguson Protesters for TIME's "Person of the Year" Issue  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Titus Kaphar, Yet Another Fight for Remembrance, 2014, Oil on canvas, 4 x 5 feet; Commissioned by TIME Magazine / Courtesy of the artist and TIME On December 10, TIME released their annual "Person of the Year" issue. This year the magazine honored collective efforts over individuals, with two of the top spots going to Ebola Fighters and the Ferguson Protesters and Activists, respectively. In November, TIME commissioned the New Haven/New York-based artist Titus Kaphar to create a painting o... [more]

20141217162050-actis_eyes The Eyes Have It – Eyes in Art by Gianpiero Actis and others  
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gianpiero actis, Helen Bar-Lev, Stanley H. Barkan, Lidia Chiarelli, Adel Gorgy, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Marsha Solomon at Societa' Promotrice delle Belle Arti November 4th, 2014 - January 10th
Posted 12/17/14

The Eyes Have It – Gianpiero Acits and international aritsts explore the theme of Eyes in Art The eyes may be the window to the soul, but they are certainly our means of experiencing the visual arts. The gaze in art has been visited as subject matter for years, as the act of looking out from within the picture frame is frozen in time and revisited across the ages by those looking in. Contemporary painter and ophthalmologist Gianpiero Actis has focused his gaze even more tightly in his... [more]

Today's Illegible Google Doodle Honors Wassily Kandinsky  
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12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

We love a good Google Doodle art tribute, so we were psyched to find that today's Google Doodle honors the seminal Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky on what would be his 148th birthday. We've been staring at the Google homepage, trying to parse out distinct letters from this particularly nebulous Doodle, which appears to rework many elements from the artist's Komposition VIII from 1923 (see below). The stylized logo is pretty much illegible, but we think this is a perfect Google tribut... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/11/14 Posted 12/11/14

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: Fall leaves. #1 Nature is sustainable by design. Fuelled by sunlight everything is recycled: all waste becomes food for something else. In the new circular economy businesses and social systems are designed with principles learned from natural systems. Innovations using w... [more]

20141209154806-screen_shot_2014-12-09_at_17 Eritrea's Freedom Friday Movement Launches Graffiti Campaign  
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12/9/14 Posted 12/9/14

Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) the Eritrean activist group with members based inside the country and around the world, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutionaries, whose campaigns include automated phone calls urging Eritrean citizens to "empty the streets"—to stay at home in a safer form of protest—this weekend launched an audacious graffiti bombing campaign around the capital Amsara. They are also the group behind an illict underground newspaper, MeqaleH Forto that appeared on the city's... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/8/14 Posted 12/8/14

Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it. Dear Artslant Letters—I never thought the guys and girls who write to you were for real, or that anything like this would ever happen to me, but boy, was I wrong! About three months ago, I was on the banks of the Seine wh... [more]

Art or Not? Miami Edition  
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12/3/14 Posted 12/3/14

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: Mermaids. #1 Does fantasy truly represent escape, or is it the imprint of a larger ideological stuggle? This artists' preoccupying concern is the intersection of childhood and adult fantasy, particularly in relation to the memories contained in physical body. The iconography of celeb... [more]

20141128172244-met_galeria_meghivo_2014_webre MET Gallery opening reception  
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Lux Antal, Örkényi Antal, Daradics Árpád, Pál Csaba, Nagy Géza, Detvay Jenõ, Lévay Jenõ, Gábos József, Ázbej Kristóf, Herendi Péter, Bátai Sándor, Koroknai Zsolt, Büki Zsuzsanna at MET Gallery October 18th, 2014 - November 5th, 2014
Posted 12/1/14

MET Gallery opening reception on broadcast Civil TV 11 18-10-2014 http://indavideo.hu/video/MET-nyito [more]

20141128172244-met_galeria_meghivo_2014_webre MET Gallery Vernissage  
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Lux Antal, Örkényi Antal, Daradics Árpád, Pál Csaba, Nagy Géza, Detvay Jenõ, Lévay Jenõ, Gábos József, Ázbej Kristóf, Herendi Péter, Bátai Sándor, Koroknai Zsolt, Büki Zsuzsanna at MET Gallery October 18th, 2014 - November 5th, 2014
Posted 12/1/14

http://eventinfo.hu/cimkek/met-galeria Photos by László Varga [more]


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