Pussy Riot's Riot
Following a tumultuous week of performances protesting the Olympics in Sochi, Russian punk band Pussy Riot released a music video criticizing Vladimir Putin and the Sochi Winter Games. Titled “Putin will teach you how to love the motherland” (above), the video includes footage of the band being beaten with horsewhips while trying to stage a performance in front of an Olympic sign. In their lyrics, the female activist group criticizes Putin for using the Olympics... [more]
Corcoran College of Art + Design and its Gallery of Art, once boasting a commitment to its three “C’s” – collection, college, community – will soon have none.
The prestigious Washington D.C. institution announced yesterday night that its college, buildings, and expansive, world-renowned collection will be divvied up between the National Gallery and George Washington University as Corcoran collapses under financial distress.
In an official statement, Corcoran l... [more]
At ARCOmadrid, opportunity meets Iberian indulgence. The fair opens to professionals on Wednesday and to the mass public on Friday. See what everyone's talking about!
ArtSlant's ARCOmadrid Special Edition arrives in your inbox on Wednesday, featuring a sneak preview of gallery offerings, particularly this year's #FocusFinland.
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We are very pleased to announce theRound 1 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014!
Jeremy E. SteinkeGuggenheim Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee, New York.
Francisco Rovira RullánDirector, ROBERTO PARADISE, Puerto Rico.
Juliette DesorguesAssociate Curator, Programme Coordinator, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Round 1 of the ArtSlant Prize is underway and will stop accepting submissions on February 27th. Be sure to enter now to be part of the first round showcas... [more]
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In Sanchayan Ghosh’s second solo at Experimenter, Kolkata, Reversed Perspective: 3 Conjunctions, from the 13th of December to the 8th of February, the viewer can chart his or her course in many ways, both physically and mentally.The landscape of Birbhum is deconstructed and re-imagined via a wooden truss studded with red LEDs; there are dropdowns marked with images of Blossom Theatre, the artist’s ongoing... [more]
Through the 15th of March 2014 any artist who has been living in Berlin for a minimum of six months is invited to apply for the Berlin Art Prize. A panel of judges active in the cultural field will select 30 nominees. All nominees will be awarded with a place in the group exhibition as well as inclusion in the catalog.
The three winners, selected from the 30 nominees, will be further awarded with prize money, a trophy created exclusively for the occasion by the artist Markus Selg, and a one-mo... [more]
Art Nerd LA is pleased to announce we’re a media partner with this year’s PHOTO INDEPENDENT art fair April 24-27, 2014 at the Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA! We’ll be talking about the fair, hosting another round of young art collectors tours and believe another whiskey tasting is in order! If you are an emerging photog looking to get your work shown to a great audience at a great time in Los Angeles (i.e.: during Paris Photo).
PHOTO INDEPENDENT is seeking fine art photograph... [more]
A new San Francisco startup is making its mark with an art gallery outside the traditional setting – in train cars.
WanderArt is building a mobile app for public art that’ll let users share the street art they find, and they’re hoping to get the word out by bringing works by local Bay Area artists to BART cars. By filling all six of the ad spaces in the cars with six different artworks, they’re aiming to create mini moving galleries on the rails, which, if you ask this regular B... [more]
It Was For the Children
Photo of Simon Metke, 33, by Jana G. Pruden via Edmonton Journal
Edmonton resident and small time weed dealer Simon Metke had no idea he was in possession of a stolen ancient Persian artifact valued at $1.2 million, so just chill out. Canadian officials raided Metke’s apartment late last month, and (according to the Edmonton Journal) Metke was just sort of like, woah, “What the heck is going on?”
“There’s like 20 RCMP officers flooding my... [more]
Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin is proud to present its first solo exhibition with Belgian artist Stijn Ank (b. 1977) entitled diSTANCES.
Ank’s body of work can be considered as an extensive research into the relationship between matter and void and the various ways in which contemporary sculpture can be defined in relation to its surrounding space. Because of the hypothetical and non-referential nature of his pieces Ank simply numbers them chronologically, avoiding giving them titles and... [more]
Sun Tunnels (1976) via CLUI
Photographer, videographer, and sculptor Nancy Holt, 75, passed away Saturday in Manhattan after fighting a long battle with Leukemia.
Holt, best known for her monumental sized sculptures in Southwest, was one of the first, and most notable, pioneers of the Land-art movement of the 60s and 70s. She was a rarity in her time, both as a woman in an art world still largely dominated by men and as an artist eschewing the gallery for on-site installations. Over her fif... [more]
This year ArtSlant’s Armory Arts Week coverage gets even bigger as the opening of the Whitney Biennial joins an already packed art calendar. Contemporary art lovers need no introduction to these crucial New York institutions, and it’s safe to say that March will find all eyes on Manhattan. There’s no better time to get your artwork seen in one of ArtSlant’s most popular Special Edition series!
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Whitney Biennial and Armory Arts W... [more]
What are States of Mind, if not the union of our bodies and souls, our thoughts and emotions? Our states of mind form the essence of our connection to the world, ushering us through each moment in our lives.
Remembrances, lapses, feelings, thoughts confessed or repressed… States of Mind invites you to stroll through a House, a metaphor for our unconscious, in which each room, salon or chamber, represents a section of our brain, the image and representation of our soul.The House as an a... [more]
Galerie Fons Welters is proud to announce Jennifer Tee’s solo exhibition ‘Heart Ferment’. Tee’s sculptures and installations hover between their concrete forms and the anticipation of a moment in which these forms could be activated, or animated in some kind of ritual meditation. Her artistic practice foregrounds the need for both opposition and balance, in order to make sense of the material world and the inner soul. Take for example the titles of a series of ceramic urn... [more]