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Art or Not?  
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11/26/14 Posted 11/26/14

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: textiles. #1 This American postminimalist artist is known for his small, subtle, intimate works. His art makes use of scale and line. His works span a range of media, from sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and artist’s books to installation and furniture. He lives and works in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and... [more]

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]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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11/24/14 Posted 11/19/14

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. Lovely Leslie, 23, hails from Minnesota: the only daughter of a lumberjack and a shampoo model, this dreamy doozy's lifelong ambition is to follow in both her daddy... [more]

Whitney Museum Will Open New Building This May  
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11/20/14 Posted 11/20/14

At its annual fall gala yesterday, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced it will open its new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district just six months from now on May 1, 2014. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will nearly double the Whitney's exhibition space and will include an education center, a theater, and a study center - all firsts for the museum. The museum's new home at 99 Gansevoort Street will also have a conservation lab and a black box gallery for f... [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]

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]

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]

ArtSlant Prize Winners Robin Kang and Edra Soto are Currently Exhibiting  
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11/14/14 Posted 11/14/14

Our 2013 ArtSlant Prize winner Robin Kang and 2014 ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto are currently exhibiting in New York and Chicago. Opening tonight at CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY in New York, Kang is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza. The exhibition brings together both artists' unique perspectives on artistic practice and production in the digital age. From the gallery: "Weaving composites of varying time, s... [more]

ICI 2014 Benefit Auction – First Look  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

ArtSlant gives a sneak peek of the Independent Curators International (ICI) auction lot for their annual benefit, powered by ARTSY. Highlights of the works available include a trompe l'oeil painting by Ryan Brown, Trevor Paglen's iconic moon image Dead Military Navigation Satellite, Analia Segal's trite painting/installation Wall on Wall, and a playfully domestic painting by Jeffrey Tranchell. Our selected images from the auction are below. The live and silent auction benefiting ICI will take place on November 17th. Steve McQueen, Barrage 6, 1998. C-print, Edition 1 of 2, 40 x 50 cm. Photo: Courtesy of Marian Goodman... [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]

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]

Allison Wade Makes Text Message Breakups an Art Form   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/10/14

Breaking up has never been easy. It's also never been easier, thanks to text messaging. In her first New York solo exhibition, Allison L. Wade presents an entire series of artworks devoted to the breakup text message. Set against painted and photographed backgrounds on differently sized canvases, each work features a single text sent during one of Wade's own romantic failures, either by Wade herself or one of her exes. They range from the tragic, "I knew you would do this to me," and desper... [more]

Who Just Donated the Largest Gift of Art to the LACMA in History?  
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11/6/14 Posted 11/6/14

Jerry Perenchio. A long-time anonymous supporter of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, entertainment mogul Jerry Perenchio, of Univision Communications, announced publicly today he would bequest almost his entire collection to the museum. The bequest includes some 47 works valued at $500 million with paintings by European masters Picasso, Pissarro, Manet, Degas, and Bonnard, making it the largest gift of art in the museum's history. "L.A. is my home, and I wanted to leave it to a museum h... [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]


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