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The Grandfather of Black British Photography's Apartment Is the Exhibition  
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2/12/15 Posted 2/12/15

Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK, is planning an ambitious undertaking: they want to move an artist’s whole flat into the gallery. And they need your help. There are precedents to this type of project—Song Dong’s landmark 2009 installation, Waste Not, springs to mind, as does Dawn Kasper’s reconstruction of her studio at the 2012 Whitney Biennial—but the subject of this project and the contents of his archive are not only of artistic interest, but also cultural, sociological... [more]

Kanye in Context: Genius, Twat, or Both?  
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2/10/15 Posted 2/10/15

It’s been a fantastic 48 hours for Kanye haters. After (almost) gatecrashing Beck’s acceptance speech at The Grammys, Westie (as he affectionately lets me call him) claimed the award show disrespected artistry by not handing the Award to Beyoncé (again). Media shit storm. Highlights: Elle posted a photo of hiphop’s Will and Kate: Jay Z and Beyoncé, looking “horrified.” In an open letter to Mr. West on her Facebook page, Shirley Manson from the 1990s asked for... [more]

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 > Worldwide Budapest
February 9th - February 27th
Posted 2/10/15

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Kehinde Wiley Brings His Portraiture to Life for Fashion Week  
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2/10/15 Posted 2/10/15

Kehinde Wiley normally paints sumptuous portraits of people of color in heroic poses drawn from classical portraiture. The popular New York artist has an upcoming solo show at the Brooklyn Museum called A New Republic which will present 60 paintings and sculptures from the past 14 years. We're really excited for the exhibit and were pleased to see some synergy between New York Fashion Week and Wiley. Wiley finds most of his models on the street, casting everyday people into iconic moments. Of... [more]

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]

20141025105515-gw01 Winogrand sucked a sad epic poem right out of America onto film  
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Gary Winogrand at Jeu de Paume > Paris
October 14th, 2014 - February 8th
Posted 2/5/15

Jack Kerouac wrote in the introduction of Robert Frank’s paradigm-shattering book ‘The Americans’ that Frank sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film; if this is true then I would argue that Garry Winogrand pulled, cajoled and yes, sucked a sad epic poem right out of America with the excess of a film-junkie. This sadness is not only evident in many of his pictures but it also belies his ebullient, brash and often abrasive public image. The full 1977 video recording from Ric... [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 visibly in her minimal cubes made of confetti, which decompose during the pe... [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 > Worldwide Philadelphia
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]

20150201225503-ng-2015-dora-budor-017 Digital Vampires and Alien Seduction: Artist Talk by Dora Budor Tonight  
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2/1/15 Posted 2/1/15

Tonight in London, at 18.30 GMT: artist Dora Budor gives a lecture on "digital vampires, a-historicity of the perfect CGI image, use of special effects in film in relation to their fictionalized histories and the labor of the undead, the wet body of film and its viral behavior, alien seduction, DNA splicing of the cinematic body." Dora Budor, The Architect's Plan, His Contagion and Sensitive Corridors, Courtesy New Galerie and Aurelien Mole The talk is in conjunction with an online and IRL exhibition presented by experimental moving image platform TANK TV. Budor has been a resident for... [more]

20150115103607-achia_anzi_untitled__foam_concrete____fibreglass___iron___wood Faraway In The Land Of Nod BY Archana Khare-Ghose | January 30, 2015  
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Achia Anzi at Threshold Art Gallery, C 221 Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi-110017 > India
January 18th - February 24th
Posted 1/31/15

"Distance", a marble milestone installation, as part of the exhibition "Land of Nod" by Achia Anzi (Achia Anzi/ Threshold Art Gallery) Achia Anzi It’s such a beautiful and brilliant concept that its best explanation can come only the one who has created it. That’s the Israeli artist Achia Anzi. We ask him to elaborate on the title of his exhibition – and in fact, the exhibition itself, which is called the “Land of Nod”. Explains A... [more]

Art or Not?  
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1/30/15 Posted 1/30/15

The real artwork is #1 [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, performances and interventions in the public... [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 > Worldwide Cambridge
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]

20141224190258-garcia_frankowski_reconstructed_composition_3_206_x_106_2014 Enunciating Nothingness  
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Garcia Frankowski, Pavel Kiselev, Xie Molin, Aoto Oouchi at Intelligentsia Gallery > China
January 24th - February 21st
Posted 1/29/15

Radical. Indiferent. The Black Square went from reflecting upon the world, to creating its own world. Radical obliteration led to a complete denial of all previous attempts at reducing, abstracting, synthetizing ‘something’. The Black Square marked the beginning of an end, and an end as a new beginning. Its urgent, imperfect surface was the blueprint of nothingness. With it, nothingness was graspable, within reach. The Black Square was nothingness as a project of aesthetic self-repre... [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 foc... [more]

20150112203829-opening_collage Awesome addition to the neighborhood  
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Ken Silver at FotoFoam > New York
January 15th - February 4th
Posted 1/28/15

Slick plexiglass, superb printing, and meticulous attention to detail dominate this thoughtfully curated exhibit. The clean and modern space really showcases the artists' work and makes for a pleasant viewing experience. Looking forward to more! [more]


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