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20150218152029-metgaleria_kairo_webre Opening recepcion on Feb 09-2015  
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Füleky Adrienn, HAász Ágnes, Péter Ágnes, Krnács Ágota, Tooth Gábor Andor/TGA, Pézman Andrea, Lux Antal, Örkényi Antal, Daradics Árpád, Koppány Attila, Czeizel Balázs, Szombathy Bálint, Bálint Bertalan, Pál Csaba, Kelecsényi Csilla, Beaty Czetõ, Drozsnyik Dávid, Sándor Edit, Gábor Enikõ, Szöllõssy Enikõ, Láng Eszter, Mayer Éva, Bózsa Evelin, Sós Evelin, Harangozó Ferenc, Repászki Ferenc, Nagy Stoica Georgeta, Nagy Géza, Olajos György, Drozsnyik István, Horkay István, Magén István, Stark István, Detvay Jenõ, Lévay Jenõ, Gábos József, Kántor József, Szolnoki-Szendrődi Judit, ifj Koffán Károly, Ázbej Kristóf, Csízy László, Lonovics László, Ország László, Papp Pala László, Szlaukó László, Barti Magdolna, Gábor Éva Mária, Tellér Mária, Fa Mariann, Hernádi Paula, Herendi Péter, Kecskés Péter, Márkus Péter, Wrobel Péter, Bátai Sándor, Paul Ter Wal, Vass Tibor, Dávid Vera, Szirmay Zsanett, Gyenes Zsolt, Koroknai Zsolt, Büki Zsuzsanna, Enyedi Zsuzsanna at MET Gallery February 9th - February 27th
Posted 2/10/15

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The Dream of the 90s Is Alive… in the Art Museum  
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2/6/15 Posted 2/6/15

The 2010s are so 90s. The decade’s enduring nostalgia moment—perhaps first identified, or at least concretized in Portlandia’s hilarious 2011 pilot—endures longer still. Look no further than this Jimmy Fallon Saved by the Bell reunion sketch, one of the most joyful things circulating the internet this week, to feel the prevailing 90s love. We’re seeing 90s allusions in fashion’s grunge resurgence—piercings are mainstream, midriffs have resurfaced, f... [more]

Art or Not?  
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2/5/15 Posted 2/5/15

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures below is a genuine art work: every Friday, ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can tell which "artwork" is the imposter invented by us. This week: which of these piles was made by an artist who has shown at MoMA? #1 This artist's installations and audio, sculptural, and kinetic works balance between failure and aspiration. A sense of resignation to the forces of decay and obsolescence runs throughout her work—most v... [more]

20150126165655-7 Gershman Y Exhibit Explores Brave New Word  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 2/6/15

http://jewishexponent.com/culture/2015/02/gershman-y-exhibit-explores-brave-new-word by Greg Salisbury .........Curator, J. Susan "Isaacs, a Delaware native who is a professor of art history and the curator of the departmental galleries at Towson University in Maryland, has since refined and expanded “And the Word Is … ” to hew closer to her original intent to demonstrate how art can provide an ecumenical examination of where and how people draw religious inspiration.".......... [more]

Art or Not?  
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1/30/15 Posted 1/30/15

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: which of the images depicting ripped apparel below is a museum-exhibited artwork? #1 This artist began exploring how gender myths are inscribed and spread, in particular through clothing fashions. Literally ripping asunder fixed ideals of beauty, his humorous, often provocative, performan... [more]

20150128004444-drapetomania LIKE IN REVELATIONS...and other such things  
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at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art January 30th - May 29th
Posted 1/29/15

(JEFFREY MCNARY) James Baldwin wrote, "The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions hidden by the answers." Few galleries of art hold true to that magnetic north like the recently opened Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard University. In this space, stories dance. Tales unfold, enlightening and reminding of the African diaspora and its hopes, dreams, visions and tears. There's heavy traffic in such endeavors, with much wreckage on the roadside and splinters o... [more]

Roaming the Megalopolis: Spotlight on Julien Segard  
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1/28/15 Posted 1/28/15

The prestigious Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, will feature French artist Julien Segard with a solo booth presentation at this year’s India Art Fair. The selection of Segard’s recent drawings promises to be a provocative insight into the social fabric of Delhi—host city of the fair—and an urban muse which Segard calls "an unsettling extreme of contrasts." Segard is fearless and scrupulous in his studies of life lived on the streets. His most recent drawings focus... [more]

Björk's Breakup Album  
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1/27/15 Posted 1/27/15

New Björk album. Vulnicura. Her ninth proper. Two main strands of conversation emerge in the public and media reaction: 1. Didn't she (and her team) deal with the whole album leak/rush release thing so much better than Madonna (and her team) did the other month? 2. It's a breakup album, isn't it? For an artist so adept at dealing with latest innovations in technology, it's perhaps interesting that the central lyrical theme of Vulnicura, chronicling her break-up with long term partner Matthew Barney, is... [more]

New Research on Private Art Collectors Released  
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1/26/15 Posted 1/26/15

Who collects art? Where do they live, how old are they, how many of them are there, and what do they like to buy? These are questions that most people who gravitate towards art as an industry have asked themselves. Now, thanks to a new report compiled by Larry's List and published by Publishers for Modern Art, Vienna, the answers are revealed. The most wide-reaching report on collectors of contemporary art, the document is based on profiles and data from around 10,000 active private collectors... [more]

Art or Not?  
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1/23/15 Posted 1/23/15

Art or not: Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures below is for realz: every week ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week, a diversion from our regular format: our Editor Andrea Alessi took these pictures at one of Kraftwerk's Amsterdam shows. Can you guess which are animatronic performers and which are real earthlings? #1 #2 Click to reveal the answer! << Last Week's Art or Not ... [more]

Art or Not?  
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1/16/15 Posted 1/16/15

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 Police of the Past. #1 The artist is a French photographer who first traveled in America in the mid-1960s on a mission to evoke the chaos and excitement of the fast-changing times. “It felt good to be young then and the 1960s glorified freedom of expression,” he writes. “The country was... [more]

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 incorporated various ma... [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 ephemer... [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 ... [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... [more]


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