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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 "Stepping into the magnificently lit... [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 litt... [more]

Our New Social Media Logo  
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12/21/14 Posted 12/21/14

After 7 years running, 2014 has seen some pretty hefty changes for us here at ArtSlant. We're excited to show our readership what we've been working on behind the scenes over the last months when we launch our new site design in 2015. As part of our new look, our logo has also been reworked by the talented hands of artist Deso (Broken Fingaz crew). We'll unveil all in the New Year so stayed tuned for an announcement. Meanwhile our fresh new social media icon is live! instagram.com/artslant ... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

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: Errant appendages #1 This artist's hyperreal sculptures examine the fragility of the human body. Prosthetics are a frequent interest in his celebrated body of work spanning 1985-1993, which deals with the artist's personal experiences and seeks to redress the way we look at disability; the abandoned... [more]

First Look at Ólafur Elíasson's Inaugural Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

We're huge Ólafur Eliasson fans at ArtSlant. His sensitivity to site-specificity and deft hand at magical transformation through the merging of science and art is unique to say the least. Eliasson was tapped by the Louis Vuitton Foundation and their curatorial team lead by Suzanne Pagé to inaugurate Paris' newest museum designed by starchitect, Frank Gehry. Eliasson's installation Inside the Horizon—a series of mirrored, yellow columns—will also be permanently fe... [more]

Titus Kaphar's Portrait of Ferguson Protesters for TIME's "Person of the Year" Issue  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Titus Kaphar, Yet Another Fight for Remembrance, 2014, Oil on canvas, 4 x 5 feet; Commissioned by TIME Magazine / Courtesy of the artist and TIME On December 10, TIME released their annual "Person of the Year" issue. This year the magazine honored collective efforts over individuals, with two of the top spots going to Ebola Fighters and the Ferguson Protesters and Activists, respectively. In November, TIME commissioned the New Haven/New York-based artist Titus Kaphar to create a painting o... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

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. Today’s internet-smashing pin-up is notable for the fact she has everything the modern gentleman wants: an ass that won’t quit, one that Sir Mix-A-Lot (O.B.E.) would love.... [more]

Today's Illegible Google Doodle Honors Wassily Kandinsky  
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12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

We love a good Google Doodle art tribute, so we were psyched to find that today's Google Doodle honors the seminal Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky on what would be his 148th birthday. We've been staring at the Google homepage, trying to parse out distinct letters from this particularly nebulous Doodle, which appears to rework many elements from the artist's Komposition VIII from 1923 (see below). The stylized logo is pretty much illegible, but we think this is a perfect Google tribut... [more]

Graffiti Artist Dies After Being Hit by Police Car in Miami  
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12/12/14 Posted 12/12/14

Another tragedy for the graffiti community in Miami: the Miami Herald reports that 21-year-old graffiti bomber Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez suffered a severe brain injury when he was knocked down by a detective car as he ran from a police gang unit who were attempting to apprehend him in the early hours of December 5—at the start of Art Basel Week. The incident was reported widely by the arts press. Gutierrez died at the Jackson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday night after he stopped respondi... [more]

The Met Receives Donation of 57 Artworks from the Deep South  
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12/12/14 Posted 12/12/14

A significant moment for African American artists from the Southern states: the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to the documentation and archiving of Outsider African American Art, has donated 57 works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. The works speak of a period in art history that has received little attention until now, one that began during the days of slavery in the deep South, and evolved during the Civil Rights Movement in America. The inclusion of... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/11/14 Posted 12/11/14

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: Fall leaves. #1 Nature is sustainable by design. Fuelled by sunlight everything is recycled: all waste becomes food for something else. In the new circular economy businesses and social systems are designed with principles learned from natural systems. Innovations using w... [more]

Eritrea's Freedom Friday Movement Launches Graffiti Campaign  
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12/9/14 Posted 12/9/14

Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) the Eritrean activist group with members based inside the country and around the world, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutionaries, whose campaigns include automated phone calls urging Eritrean citizens to "empty the streets"—to stay at home in a safer form of protest—this weekend launched an audacious graffiti bombing campaign around the capital Amsara. They are also the group behind an illict underground newspaper, MeqaleH Forto that appeared on the city's... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/8/14 Posted 12/8/14

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. Dear Artslant Letters—I never thought the guys and girls who write to you were for real, or that anything like this would ever happen to me, but boy, was I wrong! About three months ago, I was on the banks of the Seine wh... [more]

Art or Not? Miami Edition  
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12/3/14 Posted 12/3/14

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: Mermaids. #1 Does fantasy truly represent escape, or is it the imprint of a larger ideological stuggle? This artists' preoccupying concern is the intersection of childhood and adult fantasy, particularly in relation to the memories contained in physical body. The iconography of celeb... [more]

Fair Flow: Wynwood Mixtape  
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12/2/14 Posted 12/2/14

Today's recommended mixtape is inspired by Wynwood: Miami's public arts district with a rich Latin American influence. London-based label Soundway are the bomb when it comes to off the track sounds from far-flung corners of the world. Founder DJ Miles Claret's Colombian Mix fuses all kinds of beats and sounds from past to present and is classic listening for an afternoon in sunny Miami. Check out our pick for your South Beach Sounds mix here! [more]

ArtSlant Prize Exhibition Opens 12/3  
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12/1/14 Posted 12/1/14

ArtSlant Prize Exhibition at Aqua Art Miami Aqua Art Miami, December 3rd-7th, is hosting the ArtSlant Prize exhibition this year. Come find us and amazing works from Edra Soto, Adam Douglas Thompson, Anastasia Samoylova and Oren Pinhassi as well as a very special exhibition from the Georgia Fee Resident, Sara Shaoul. Check out our full Basel guide here. Aqua Art Miami is known for being one of the most exciting boutique fairs during the Art Basel Miami Beach blitz. Locate... [more]


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