Art or Not? Every week, ArtSlant invites our readers to have a chuckle at the surreal stretches of the art world: is it the artists, the concept, or the way it is marketed to us, that makes an artwork authentic? Are artists masterful alchemists or masterful tricksters?
We turn the art spin back on itself: this week, we roam the fairs and galleries during Armory Week in search of the absurd. Can you guess which of these Furbies is currently for sale by a major NYC gallery?
"Art’s relati... [more]
What is history but what we write about history? Our culture, our very civilization, is based around our written records. Cultural importance, longevity, and influence are invariably granted to those about whom the most words have been written.
In honor of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8), you can help write more words about women in the arts, and therefore substantially improve the visibility of women on the most accessible and widely used reference tool we currently use on... [more]
Shot simply and in his typical parodic style, Banksy's latest project to go viral is a short video that sees the anonymous street artist and activist enter the Gaza Strip. It is the first work the British artist has completed in the Palestinian territory, but in 2005 nine pieces of his art appeared on Israel's West Bank barrier.
The two minute video is titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination"—a satirical reimagining of an aspirational travel ad. It ends with... [more]
Colombian music represents an amazing amalgamation of cultures and climes—and just as Colombian art is in the spotlight at ARCOmadrid, Colombia's musical infusions are another cultural industry that is beginning to garner international attention. Big bands like Grupo Bahía, Puerto Candelaria, and others here combine afro-caribé and neo-jazz with many other influences, rhythms, and instruments to brew a uniquely Colombian sound.
We've collected a few of our favorites below for w... [more]
Art or Not? Sometimes the art world just wants to have fun. Or so we'd like to think. Every weekend, with our tongues firmly in cheeks, we invite our readers to a game of spot the difference.
This week: construction sites. Which of the artworks described below is by an artist whose accolades include the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim Museum?
“I don't want to exhibit something to someone any more. I want to do the reverse: I want to exhibit someone to something."
The summer session of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is now accepting applications. All applications must by submitted by Friday, April 3rd at Midnight Pacific Time. To apply, click on enter Residency to the right of your ArtSlant Profile.The Summer 2015 residency will take place July 1st - August 31st, 2015. It includes a monthly stipend of $1000 USD and airfare to and from Paris. The residency takes place in Le Marais neighborhood of Paris. Studio space is not provide... [more]
Lord, just give me sign! by Carole P. Kunstadt 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
January 22nd - May 14th
by BECKY BATCHA
"So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount.
The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly."
Read more at http://www.ph... [more]
Art or Not? The art PR world: love it or hate it, it's a dab hand at spin. Each week, ArtSlant asks our readers to indulge us in a game of spot the difference.
This week: empty galleries. Which of the images described below is judged to be a genuine work of art, by an artist who has won a prestigious art prize?
Lights go on, lights go off—sunshine and rain, and then back to beginning to repeat endlessly. I do not know what the artist was thinking about when he made it, but to me i... [more]
EXPO CHICAGO has announced that their large-scale program, IN/SITU, will be curated by Louis Grachos. Grachos has curated the likes of Do Ho Suh and Tom Sachs as the ED of The Contemporary Austin. EXPO VIDEO will be curated by Alfredo Cramerotti who runs the MOSTYN gallery, the largest publicly funded contemporary art institution in Wales.
See the Full Release below:
Bringing together more than 20 regional curators during EXPO CHICAGO, Sept. 17–20, 2015, The International Exposition of... [more]
In her first solo museum exhibition, West Valley College art department chairwoman Kathryn Arnold explores the concept of language and the ways in which language interprets what we experience.
Aptly titled, "The Impact of Language," the exhibition opens on Valentine's Day at the Triton Museum of Art and runs through March 29. In this exhibit, Arnold showcases about a dozen works, including large-sc... [more]
Language Explored in Kathryn Arnold’s Solo Show By Melissa McKenzie http://www.santaclaraweekly.com/2015/Issue-8/language_explored_in_kathryn_arnolds_solo_show.html If someone is characterized as “short,” “chipper” or “stubborn,” it will immediately implant an image about the person being described. Although not often contemplated, there are strong implications associated with language. And, despite there being no standard of what the line is for “... [more]
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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a new technology, photography, was in its nascent stages. Primarily used as a scientific, documentary tool, it would take decades before artists began experimenting with it as a source of creative work. Early photographs by Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Eadweard James Muybridge and others hinted at the possibilities of the medium. Eventually, artists like Man Ray and Ansel Adams found a way to express their own personal visi... [more]
C/O Berlin recently moved to its new home, the Amerika Haus, a 1950s architectural trademark that saw little of the vicious consumerism and booming hedonism that characterized the so-called "Swinging 60s," yet plays perfect host to an exhibition centered on the era. C/O's current exhibition Blow-Up revolves around Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's iconic 1966 film of the same name. Photography’s ability to picture reality is challenged both in the movie, as well as in the exhibiti... [more]
We are very excited about the participation of ArtSlant Prize Winner 2013, Robin Kang, in the upcoming JustMad Feria de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid. JustMad is presenting a new section called Just Brooklyn where seven galleries from this New York borough will be participating. Opening February 24th until March 1st, there will be a special program of events for BK dealers and non-profits as a way to enhance intercultural experiences and promote a dialogue with regards to the influence of cult... [more]