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ArtSlant Prize Round 6 Jurors Announced - Enrollment Ends 9/25  
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9/23/14 Posted 9/23/14

Round 6, the final round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase ends Thursday, September, 25th. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-founder, Co-directorNuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo -NuMu- Buró de Intevenciones PúblicasProyectos Ultravioleta suelta To apply, sign in to your ArtSlant account and go to y... [more]

Being John Malkovich: Artist Recreates Classic Photographs with John Malkovich's Face  
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9/23/14 Posted 9/23/14

Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014 Photographer Sandro Miller just face swapped 35 seminal photographs with John Malkovich's face. Get it? John Malkovich is the greatest actor of all time who can convincingly embody any role like no other. The only thing more shocking about seeing Malkovich's face on John Lennon's naked body is that no one has done it before. Brilliant. The forthcoming exhibition, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, is not just a creepy tribute to ou... [more]

The Art of the People's Climate March  
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9/22/14 Posted 9/23/14

photo courtesy of Stephen Melkisethian Over 400,000 took to the streets in New York City yesterday for the People’s Climate March, what’s being hailed as the largest demonstration against climate change in world history. Just two days before the U.N. convenes its Climate Summit, demonstrators hoped to send a clear message to world leaders that they must act assertively to combat climate change. Stretching through central Manhattan from its starting point on the west side of Central Pa... [more]

A Retreat into the Chicago of EXPO  
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9/21/14 Posted 9/21/14

Images by Britt Julious. For perhaps the first time ever, EXPO Chicago felt like a "place to be" and a "thing to do." This writer was quite shocked to find the aisles overrun not just with budding art enthusiasts and art school kids finding themselves in the works, but with everyone else. You know, the people we neglect to consider when measuring the success of an art fair. These aren't the big spenders and thank goodness. It's always refreshing to be around the folks who don't think of art in... [more]

Business as Usual: EXPO CHICAGO Art After Hours  
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9/20/14 Posted 9/20/14

The Morgan Green Line stop facing West. Images by Britt Julious. Outside of the School of the Art Institute's Sullivan Galleries, I ran into Mia DiMeo, one of the publicists for EXPO CHICAGO. I told her about this column and the changes I noticed in EXPO CHICAGO last night for the Vernissage. The most noticeable change, of course, was the fact that people seemed at ease. On the second night of the EXPO CHICAGO experience for Art After Dark, that feeling was again recognizable. Mickalene... [more]

Showcase Winner: Wei Xiaoguang  
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9/20/14 Posted 9/20/14

(Image: Wei Xiaoguang, I Think It's Gonna be Important No.2, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 52 x 68 x 2 inches; © Wei Xiaoguang) Wei Xiaoguang (lives in New York) My recent paintings contain elements of well-known images, figures, texts, visual art genres and digital collage. One can take Photoshop-Realism as a tag but it is not all about that. With the illusionistic space that I constructed through different ways of representation, I hope my works can do something to change my viewer’s p... [more]

No Glitz, No Glam, Still Good. Britt Julious at EXPO CHICAGO  
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9/19/14 Posted 9/19/14

Britt Julious takes in EXPO's vernissage At Marc Foxx Gallery, photo by Britt Julious. For the first year, it was fitting for EXPO CHICAGO to take place at Navy Pier, land of cheap concessions and carnival-like rides. Vernissage, the opening night party, slightly reeked of stale popcorn thanks to Skinny Pop popcorn bags strewn across abandoned break tables and popcorn kernels littering the pristine carpeted grounds anchoring each fair booth. It was a fitting tribute to the location and the spirit of the fair as it stands in 2014. This is not like the more controlled, more glitzy,... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lightning Bolt Wonder  
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9/16/14 Posted 9/16/14

(Image: Lightning Bolt Wonder, Earth Angel Heart, 2014, Digital © US Art Alliance) Lightning Bolt Wonder (b. 1978, Theidalles) A practicing Warrior Shaman of light, LBW is an old soul whose wisdom stems from having lived many reincarnated lives, including most recently those of an Orca, Frog, Spider and Ant (many times). Orca's Wisdom includes: Creator of the Cosmos, having the ability to convert raw matter into stars, planets and more. Freeing the soul from the physical body, controlli... [more]

Curator's Open: First Peek at Our Show at EXPO Chicago  
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9/15/14 Posted 9/15/14

Voynich Manuscript. image via Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library We've never done this before. This year we launched our first-ever Curator's Open, where we asked you to use our massive database of art to curate our booth at EXPO Chicago. We then handed over the submissions to an expert jury of curators to decide which show we should put on. They selected Amsterdam-based curator and critic Manus Groenen's show "Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript." Featurin... [more]

The Modernist House That’s Fighting for Its Life on Twitter  
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9/12/14 Posted 9/12/14

Its neighbors are trying to demolish it, but this modernist house in Raleigh, North Carolina is waging its own war... on Twitter Tweet thy neighbor as you would have her tweet you… unless she’s Gail Wiesner. Oakwood Modern House, the fun loving, Craftsman-style referencing, side-facing-front-door-having dream home of Architect/Owner Louis Cherry and his wife Marsha Gordon, has been fighting a now year-old existential battle with its traditionalist neighbor Gail Wiesner, who’... [more]

Theodore Darst Takes Over. Announcing ArtSlant’s First #Instaresidency  
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9/12/14 Posted 9/12/14

We’re pumped to be doing our first #Instaresidency, where we hand over our Instagram to an artist for a week and let them sort out the rest. First up: digital artist and filmmaker Theodore Darst. Darst first caught our attention through an exhibition, Only Real, in 2014 and then on Instagram with his dynamic animations playing with form, depth, and Macklemore. Using a range of digital software programs from CINEMA 4D After Effects to Photoshop, Darst abstracts his subjects through addin... [more]

Seagram Building Picasso Safely Removed After 55 years  
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9/9/14 Posted 9/9/14

Pablo Picasso's 1919 Le Tricorne was removed from the Four Seasons in New York on Sunday The Picasso is safe, but it’s gone. Following lawsuits, restraining orders, and some good all around public outrage, Picasso's 1919 Le Tricorne was removed Sunday from the Four Seasons in the Park Avenue Seagram Building, where it had hung for over five decades. Using a 23-foot-long tube custom built for the project, a 20-person team from the New-York Historical Society successfully removed the maste... [more]

Athens Street Art  
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9/9/14 Posted 9/9/14

In Greece, you can see the acronym A.C.A.B. written along with the graffiti dating from 2008, the beginning of the riots against the violent behaviour that resulted in the death of a teenager at the hands of a police officer. "All Cops Are Bastards" is a common hymn in the anarchist-friendly neighbourhood of Exarcheia in central Athens which, incidentally, is the last place you can expect to see any; it's a commonly held belief that Exarcheia is a "no-go" zone for police - and you really can't wond... [more]

The Margaret Atwood Book You'll Never Get to Read  
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9/5/14 Posted 9/5/14

Word of Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library made the rounds this summer when the artist launched her 100-year-long project to build a library literally from the forest floor up. Future Library is back in the news again after it was announced this week that the first author to contribute a new work to the library will be none other than Man Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood. Paterson is known to think big—on a geological or even astronomical scale. She embedded a cell p... [more]

VIDEO: Christo Goes White Water Rafting  
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9/4/14 Posted 9/5/14

We've had our eyes on Christo's Over the River Project for several years (Christo's been working on it now for twenty years), and every so often we get updates from the OTR squad on the project's various legal battles and incremental successes. The two-week project, which proposes to install a series of fabric panels over the Arkansas River in Colorado, has already received permission from the Federal Government, Colorado State Parks, the State Land Board and Fremont County, Colorado, but faces chal... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Gregg Simpson  
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9/3/14 Posted 9/3/14

(Image: Gregg Simpson, Coast Pattern 2, 2008, oil on linen, 16 x 20 x 2 inches; © Gregg Simpson) Gregg Simpson (b. 1947, Ottawa, Ontario) I grew up in the rainforest environment of the west coast. I work in the tradition of abstract surrealism. My paintings and drawings combine automatism with elements of landscape and the figure. They are improvised from simple charcoal outlines and then combined with the direct application of paint onto raw canvas. The meaning of the forms changes with ea... [more]


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