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Shortlist Announced for Summer 2015 Georgia Fee Residency  
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5/20/15 Posted 5/20/15

Shortlist for the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidencySummer Term 2015 We are pleased to announce our shortlist for the Summer 2015 residency. The candidates will be interviewed this coming week and the selected resident will be announced at the beginning of June. Thank you to everyone who applied, this was an exceptionally competitive round. All applications were considered and discussed at length amongst our panel and even if you did not make it this time, we encourage you to... [more]

Round 2 Juried Winners of the ArtSlant Prize  
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5/18/15 Posted 5/18/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards We are very pleased to announce our 2nd round Juried Winners! Congratulations to our winners! Round 3 is open May 15th - June 12th. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 2 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Helena Parriott Title: Dissociation 15, 2014 Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 10.5 x 8.5 inches ABSTRACT II Artist: Rachel Garrard Title: Follow, 2015 Medium: Ash on Canvas,... [more]

Round 3 of The ArtSlant Prize Now Accepting Submissions  
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5/18/15 Posted 5/18/15

Image: Round 2 Juried Winner, Rachel Garrard, Follow, 2015, Ash on Canvas, 72 x 66 inches Round 3 is officially open! Submit your work today to enter the ArtSlant Prize 2015 competition. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our brand new Amazon Art Sales Platform - not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the details. Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on our Art p... [more]

Art or Not?  
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5/15/15 Posted 5/15/15

Art or Not? Oh, hold up: it's Frieze Week in New York, the prime opportunity to catch some Art or Not action... Every week, we ask our discerning readers to play a game of spot the difference. One of the artworks described below is a genuine artwork snapped by our Senior Editor Joel Kuennen in New York this week: #1 The artist has built a set of fantastical hand-woven bird nests that will hang from the lampposts in the north end of the Park. The nests will incorporate typical nesting mater... [more]

Blockbuster Picasso  
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5/13/15 Posted 5/13/15

The record-breaking Picasso entitled ‘Les Femmes d’Alger’ on display after the auction. Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media via The Guardian A work by Pablo Picasso, the artist played by Anthony Hopkins in the 1996 film Surviving Picasso, has set a new world record as the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction in New York. Women Of Algiers (Version 0) is part of a range of works the painter created to look great in the foyers of big b... [more]

The Art World Responds to the Nepali Crisis  
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5/8/15 Posted 5/8/15

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has resonated as deeply with many in the arts community especially given the region's rich arts heritage and far-reaching cultural connections to institutions and organizations all over the world. During these times of global sadness, and as people the world around reflect on the crisis and its aftermath, we're reminded of the pivotal role of art as an expression of the inexpressible, uniting people and as an effective way to galvanize masses to action: two w... [more]

Art or Not?  
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5/8/15 Posted 5/8/15

Art or Not? Love it or hate it, the PR machine that drives contemporary art world sometimes seems to take the piss. Is this endemic of laziness, or a stroke of genius? Can spin turn the humble hoover into a work of art? Someone thinks so, because they paid a whopping $11,801,000 for one of the vacuum cleaner artworks described below... #1 In 1990 the artist staged a series of spontaneous street interventions organized in tandem across the U.S. Prefiguring the pop-up art display, the apparently desultory rep... [more]

Welcome to Local: Issue 3 of Editions  
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5/7/15 Posted 5/7/15

LOCAL Table of Contents: Lost in the Local | James Pepper Kelly Bottling Local | Edo Dijksterhuis The Place of the Museum | Joel Kuennen New York State of Grind | Darren Jones We Are All Synecdoches | Himali Singh Soin Relocating Home | Nicole Rodriguez The latest issue of Editions was inspired by the preponderance of “local” movements—particularly in food and craft culture. We so often hear this heart-warming, feel good idea that local is somehow better, more sustainable—and w... [more]

The Three Best Portrait Painters in the World?  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

Three (white, middle-aged, male) artists have been announced for the final shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London—one of the world's most prestigious portraiture painting prizes, aimed at encouraging artists to develop the portrait in their work. The entries must all be painted in oil, tempera, or acrylic on canvas or board and must be painted from a real life sitting. Matan Ben-Cnaan, Michael Gaskell, and Borja Buces Renard are the final th... [more]

ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto in collaboration with Dan Sullivan at Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

The former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan bring together ideas of tradition, leisure and collaboration in the instalation work at the Morgan Lehman Gallery, on display May 7th - June 13th, 2015. Edra Soto and Dan Sulliva, DominoDomino, 2014, Domino table with four stools, inlaid corian on jatoba wood 30 x 30 x 30 in The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qua... [more]

Art or Not?  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

Art or Not? You thought you had the art world sussed, but every once in a while it chucks you a curve ball. Sometimes art can seem like a joke. What if we took away the jargon—is the artwork still an artwork? What if we attribute those words to a different image? Every week, we ask our readers to play a game of guess who, and enjoy moment of irreverance in an often too-serious art world... What's the difference between a simple pocket organizer and a pricey painting in a gallery? See below... [more]

Digital Graffiti Festival Announces 2015 Line-Up  
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4/30/15 Posted 4/30/15

Northwest Florida's little know Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach has just announced its 27 artist line-up for its 8th edition taking place in 2015. Digital Graffiti (creating graffiti using computer software and technology) is a relatively undeveloped field, surprising considering the surge of interest in both graffiti and digital arts practices respectively. The festival elicits participants come from the fields of film, art, and music who project their art on site at Alys Beach, a luxury devel... [more]

Welcome to Brand: Issue 2 of Editions  
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4/24/15 Posted 4/24/15

Sam Rolfes, RareGIF No.40130612, 2015 Animated gif. During the Cold War the CIA secretly promoted Abstract Expressionism at home and abroad as evidence of the United States’ intellectual freedom and cultural prowess. By exporting modern art—offered as a counter-narrative to Socialist Realism—the country engaged in a complex, not to mention expensive, branding exercise, long before the term “branding” entered common use. The twentieth century strategy of creatin... [more]

Art or Not?  
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4/24/15 Posted 4/24/15

Art or Not? We're not saying that the art world is full of bull or anything, but sometimes you've got to laugh. One artist's conceptual triumph is another's conceptual fail... Each week we invite our readers to guess which of the juxtaposed images described below is a genuine artwork and which is our probable fake? This week: can you guess which of these arrangements of the marvelous sombrero hat is currently hanging on the wall of a prestigious public gallery? #1 The artist's inventions emerg... [more]

Branding a Genre: INSA's Gif-iti   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/23/15

Is it possible to trademark a whole genre of art? UK-based artist INSA has done just that, and gives an insight into the practicalities of defending your art in the digital era. In his most recent project, INSA’s Satellite Gif-iti (racking up more than 2.5 million views at the time of writing) the artist puts a behemoth brand stamp on the earth, endorsed in a 3 minute film—which sees the artist paint a carpark the size of two football pitches in Rio De Janeiro, and create a Gif from... [more]

Darlings: A New Cult of Youth in Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/22/15

The art world darling. The term’s ties to youth are not surprising, ever more now that youth in the art market doubles as a texture, a feature of desirability—a quality that is not necessarily bound to age, but to attitude. The cult of youth has held strong since the Victorians, and its associations with affection still stand. While the term darling (dear-ling) and its tender definitions may not have evolved over the past few centuries, the idiomatic media darling—the darling that belon... [more]


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