Art or Not? Do you ever walk into a gallery, and feel like you're missing something? Art can sometimes confuse you. But what does make something art, or not? Is it context, words, or the audience, who says what flies in the gallery? Every week, we ask our readers to stop taking the art world so seriously for a little minute and try and play a game of spot the difference.
This week: which of the unusual scenes below is documents a performance exhibited at a Welsh art institute?
Staged in the glo... [more]
International artist Tom Estes has been invited by curator Rebecca Feiner to act as Honorary Mayor of DEN-City1. Estes describes himself as a “Sci-fi inspired Carnival Sideshow Conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, DIY comic-prank approach”. Organised with Middlesex University, DEN-City1 is part of The London Festival of Architecture, a month long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice.
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AMAZING! by Andrea Marie Breiling Andrea Marie Breiling at Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University
May 16th, 2014 - May 16th, 2014
What a great and exciting show. The work was amaizng. A++ would reccommend to a friend. Andrea Marie Breiling really put together amazing painting show. She is an awesome painter and artist and is now showing with Sonce Aexander Gallery in Los ANgeles, and Galleri Urbane in Dallas Texas! Her work incorporates elemenrs of all geners and each show brings different dimensions to her trajectory and overall art conversation. Her recent solo show at Sonce Alexander Gallery was a huge success. And her Up... [more]
Crashing "Projection" by sarahdd Vincent Lamouroux at Please Do Not Enter
April 26th - May 10th
A gaggle of young adults dressed to the nines on a street corner in Silver Lake, CA, is not an uncommon occurrence. It probably happens every day for some reason or another. It’s not so common, however, when the entire street corner itself is also dressed up. At the intersection of Bates and Sunset, you can see an entire block coated in white wash. The former Bates Motel and its surroundings, including fences, barbed wire, palm trees, and shrubbery, are all covered in an organic, lime-ba... [more]
A Change is Gonna Come Solo exhibition Marco Pezzotta (1985)Curated by Bogomir Doringer *** The artistic interest from Marco Pezzotta lays in examining different systems in which our identity is being either formed or changed. We stand in those systems as individuals or as part of a group. For describing and shaping these relations Marco Pezzotta uses objects that function as tools for a narrative. They appear from another space and time, floating between digital and physical. The artist creates... [more]
Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any coincide... [more]
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.
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 cha... [more]
Zeitgeschehen in Malerei festgehalten
In der kommenden Woche eröffnet die Ausstellung: „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional in Engen.
Am Donnerstag, 25. September, wird um 19.30 Uhr die Ausstellung „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von der Künstlerin Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional des Städtischen Museums Engen und Galerie eröffnet. Die Künstlerin wird selbst in ihre Arbeit einführen. Die Ausstellung ist laut Mitteilun... [more]
Creation is a new painting series by American artist John C. Kuchera. He was born in Cleveland Ohio and has lived in New York City since the early 1980s. Creation 1,2 and 3 will be featured in a group art exhibit in Chelsea called the 20” x 20” art show. Opening reception is Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 6-8pm. 253 west 24 Street in New York City. The Art Exhibit will be on view from August 17 to September 14, 2014.
He likes to do at least 12 of each of the series to ensure... [more]
To borrow a thought from Deleuze and Guattari, art is not chaos, but a composition of chaos that makes possible a wide range of unpredictable new emotions and ideas. It pushes at the borders of the imagination, inviting new ways of seeing, and sharping our capacities for critical reflection. Truly powerful art may even change how we perceive our world, and re-situate our agency within it.
The Mike Kelley retrospective (currently on view at LA MoCA), reminds me of a quote by filmmaker David Lynch... [more]
Mega-Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is opening its first art show ever tomorrow at their headquarters in Brooklyn, featuring artists who have used the platform to fund their own projects.
They have a stellar line up including the Marina Abromovic Institute, Swoon, Heather Hart, and Jeremy Baily. A couple names we’re particularly excited to see are Leon Reid IV and Saya Woolfalk.
Reid, a public artist whose recently made a foray into 3D-printing, used Kickstarter to fund a public art installa... [more]
A Million Little Pieces by Maria Rapoport Meredith James at Jack Hanley Gallery- New York
March 15th, 2014 - April 13th, 2014
The red-and-white checked, anamorphic floor of Meredith James’s video installation Delmar, showing through April 13th at the Jack Hanley Gallery, primes viewers to expect a puzzle. The video triptych behind the green velvet curtains at the far end of the gallery doesn’t disappoint.
As a form, the triptych can be traced from the painted altarpieces of the early Renaissance to modern films. Before the now standard use of widescreen in film, Abel Gance made use of a triptych format to... [more]
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 a... [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]