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ArtSlant Week in Review: Caitlin Cherry's Art-War Machines, What's Up With Mana Contemporary?, Know Hope's Heartfelt Message
Weekly Update

The Brooklyn Museum under attack...

Recent Columbia MFA graduate Caitlin Cherry is using art as ammunition. With paintings poised to be hurled from an array of Renaissance replica weaponry, Cherry creates an odd vision of a fantastic destruction of the rote Western canon of art history, within a museum that is undergoing massive changes. ArtSlant writer Colin Sundt takes the opportunity to examine the lines of defense within our cultural institutions...

In the coming week ArtSlant editors will send you their picks for the season right to your inbox: it is Fall Previews Week!

And this week marks the final round of the ArtSlant Prize. Enroll your artwork for a chance to be considered for the ArtSlant Prize exhibition in Miami!


(Caitlin Cherry, Dual-Capable Catapult Artcraft "Your Last Supper, Sucker" , 2013, Oil on canvas with wood and rope construction , 72 x 96 x 120 in. /overall dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist / Photo: Brooklyn Museum.)

BALTIMORE: Nathaniel Mellors, Jimmy Joe Roche

Upon first look, the works of Mellors and Roche seem to be paired together purely for aesthetic reasons. Bright neons, sinuous shapes and textures, glitches and pixels abound. It is not until I left the Front Room exhibition space at the Baltimore Museum and turned the corner did the underlying conceptual premise of the two artists’ work begin to fall into place...[more...]


CHICAGO: Mana Contemporary

What defines a space if not its imagined intentions? Or, more literally, when does the projected image of a site’s ideal function supersede its realization, and become the very thing it projects? Such is the case with Mana Contemporary, an elaborate multi-use art center currently being renovated in Pilsen’s industrial Cermak corridor...[more...]


In Berlin, Bryndís Björnsdóttir reviews At the Outset, an exhibition which purports to examine the "afterlives" of objects that have become detached from the ideological contexts in which they were originally conceived. And James Thompson stays home to review Print Error: Publishing in the Digital Age, a somewhat disappointing online exhibition sponsored by Jeu de Paume...


interview with


Charlotte Jansen elicits a heartfelt and revealing interview with Tel Aviv-based street artist Know Hope...[more...]

Fall Previews 2013


Our Fall Previews 2013editions are coming out this week, featuring our editor's choices for the major ArtSlant cities in the U.S. and Europe: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Amsterdam, and Brussels...

Berlin Art Week
September 17-22


Next week find out what's going on during Berlin's most exciting week of the year: Berlin Art Week!

EXPO Chicago
September 19-22

Also next week, EXPO Chicago returns for its second year and ArtSlant's Chicago team will be on the scene...



ArtSlant STREET launches NEXT WEEK!

Ever Honest: Inside the Work of Nicholás Romero
by Rhiannon Platt

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Round #8 Now Open!

This is it! The last round of the 2013 ArtSlant Prize! Round #8 is now open; get your entries in before September 15th!


Sheila Cameron, Juried Winner

Original Super Power, 2013, Acrylic, ink, Graphite on Birch Board, 18 x 18".

Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles invites you to an Artist Talk on Sept. 15 at 3pm in conjunction with the Living Apart Together exhibition, September 14 - October 19. Please RSVP.

Herbert Murrie is pleased to announce his upcoming exhibition at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, from September 16 - October 14, with a reception on September 20.


Posted by Natalie Hegert on 9/10/13

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