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Whitney Museum Will Open New Building This May  
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11/20/14 Posted 11/20/14

At its annual fall gala yesterday, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced it will open its new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district just six months from now on May 1, 2014. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will nearly double the Whitney's exhibition space and will include an education center, a theater, and a study center - all firsts for the museum. The museum's new home at 99 Gansevoort Street will also have a conservation lab and a black box gallery for f... [more]

Claire Menegatti: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Claire MenegattiPainting Lives/works in: Los Angeles, CAWebsite: http://www.menegattiart.comTo purchase contact: Claire Menegatti Claire Menegatti lives and works from her home studio in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated in 2010 from California State University Long Beach with her BFA in Illustration. While pursuing her education, Claire worked to perfect her skills in the Figurative Arts with repetitive courses in Life Drawing, Life Painting, Costumed Figure, and Anatomy, which not only resulted in he... [more]

Jekabs Silacerps: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Jekabs SilacerpsPhotography Lives/works in: MaltaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/ishootthingsTo purchase contact: Jekabs Silacerps Born in Latvia in the beautiful city of Liepaja that lies right on the coast of the Baltic sea in the summer of 1985. Studied in Latvia as well as UK at the Kendal College, majoring in performing arts and technical production. Now a photographer and sound technician/engineer. When I got my hands on Photoshop in 2002 I started playing around, not until I got my hands on canon 400D i... [more]

Art or Not?  
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11/19/14 Posted 11/19/14

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: playing with rope. #1 The artist's "performances with rope" forged a body of work conducted in experimental arts spaces in New York and Chicago throughout the 90s. Ancient art forms of rope typing from the East such as Shinbari and Hojojutsu bear a strong influence on the erotic charg... [more]

20141118135433-uae-graffiti Dubai to Set New Guinness Record with World's Longest Mural Painting  
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11/18/14 Posted 11/18/14

Dubai is set to become the home of the world's longest collaborative mural painting. The event, officially announced yesterday by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, is planned to cover 2,180 meters along the Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Jumeirah Beach Park. The mural—refered to in the PR as a graffiti scroll—will be realized by 100 established artists, including 70 known names from outside the UAE who have... [more]

Oleg Lobykin: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Oleg LobykinSculpture Lives/works in: Silicon ValleyWebsite: http://www.lobykin.com/To purchase contact: Oleg Lobykin Oleg Lobykin has roots in a tradition of the old world craft of stone carving yet considers himself "an international man and product of globalization." He defies labels and strives to show how old and new, timeless and contemporary, familiar and unexpected elements can combine to reveal hidden truths. His work explores connections between what is known and emerging insig... [more]

Marilyn Henrion: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/18/14

Marilyn HenrionMixed Media Lives/works in: New York, NYWebsite: http://marilynhenrion.com/To purchase contact: Marilyn Henrion The award-winning works of this Cooper Union graduate and lifelong New Yorker are included in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide and have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including “Women Designers In The U.S.- 1900-2000”, published in 2001 by Yale University Press. Among... [more]

20141114103555-collis-rock-bottom-riser-2007 Art or Not? Dirty Floors  
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11/14/14 Posted 11/14/14

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 will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is... dirty floors. #1 "...uses a variety of techniques and strategies to investigate issues concerning interpretation, craft, value and labor. Everyday objects are presented etched, splattered and stained with marks of work, wear and tear. At first glance, t... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Winners Robin Kang and Edra Soto are Currently Exhibiting  
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11/14/14 Posted 11/14/14

Our 2013 ArtSlant Prize winner Robin Kang and 2014 ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto are currently exhibiting in New York and Chicago. Opening tonight at CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY in New York, Kang is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza. The exhibition brings together both artists' unique perspectives on artistic practice and production in the digital age. From the gallery: "Weaving composites of varying time, s... [more]

20140918141118-07__91714 A colorful and chaotic pastel collection  
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at Matrix Fine Art > Santa Fe
October 3rd - October 31st
Posted 11/13/14

Think of the most stunning landscape photo you have seen. Now imagine that the scene you believed was a photograph was actually a concisely accurate pastel piece, painstakingly precise in every way. This pleasant illusion is what I experienced at the “2014 Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Membership Show.” This show is a display of shockingly beautiful and realistic renderings of various subject matter, with a topic of interest to any viewer. Overall, it’s an impressive ar... [more]

20140918141632-08__91714 Artistic adventure fallen flat  
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Ren Adams at New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery > Santa Fe
October 3rd - October 31st
Posted 11/13/14

Can graphic design ever truly be considered as a fine art form? Ren Adams has taken on that question by exploring the combination of printmaking and digital media into a collection of surreal two-dimensional images called “Alchemy of Image/The Language of Information Space.” These graphic pieces are striking aesthetically, yet leave something to be desired after initial observation. Adams blends an interest in history, science, technology, art, and basically everything about the... [more]

ICI 2014 Benefit Auction – First Look  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

ArtSlant gives a sneak peek of the Independent Curators International (ICI) auction lot for their annual benefit, powered by ARTSY. Highlights of the works available include a trompe l'oeil painting by Ryan Brown, Trevor Paglen's iconic moon image Dead Military Navigation Satellite, Analia Segal's trite painting/installation Wall on Wall, and a playfully domestic painting by Jeffrey Tranchell. Our selected images from the auction are below. The live and silent auction benefiting ICI will take place on November 17th. Steve McQueen, Barrage 6, 1998. C-print, Edition 1 of 2, 40 x 50 cm. Photo: Courtesy of Marian Goodman... [more]

Tired Enough: Ya me Canse Protests in Mexico  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” — Banner carried by student protester in Mexico #YaMeCanse pic.twitter.com/se4M8lPBrX — Viva la causa! (@70torinoman) November 10, 2014 “Enough, I’m tired” (“Ya me canse”) said Mexico’s Attorney General Murillo Karam, answering questions about the stolen, murdered students from Iguala. After an hour, he was tired enough to refuse further questions concerning the new in... [more]

20141111121149-8688359927_15662ff332_z Anthony Lister Arrested in Australia  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

Established Lowbrow artist Anthony Lister has been arrested in his home town, Brisbane. The Brisbane Times reports that Lister was stopped by police in the early hours of Saturday for a random breath test, and was then arrested for 12 outstanding charges related to graffiti dating back to 2009. He was later released on bail but will reappear in court on November 19. The Australian artist, who is one of the premier names to emerge from the graffiti movement in the last decade, has a solo exh... [more]

Philly Mural Arts Program Announces Open Source  
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11/10/14 Posted 11/10/14

Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia-based organization that works with artists and communities to develop murals across the city, is collaborating with curator Pedro Alonzo on a major new initiative. Set to culminate in a "celebration" during Mural Arts Month in October 2015, Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will take place across the whole city, inviting numerous artists to paint murals around the city. Alonzo is one of the leading curators of street art in the US and has worked with major... [more]

20130121133526-zl_si Brandmauern  
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Silvia Sinha & Doris Hinzen-Röhrig at Open Studio 17 > Berlin
February 17th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013
Posted 11/8/14

Once again Photographic Artist Silvia Sinha reveals painterly qualities in her new work "Brandmauern". In her minimalistic images of firewalls in Berlin Sinha not only captures the aesthetic of her subject, she places these architectural relics in the context of an ever changing cityscape. Several works from the series are featured in the European Month of Photography exhibition at Carpentier Gallery until November 14th in Berlin. [more]


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