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20150107094003-blowup "Swinging London" Meets Conceptual Photography at C/O's Blow-Up  
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at C/O Berlin > Berlin
2/18/15 Posted 2/18/15

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 exhibitio... [more]

20150207155217-zakkir_05 HUMANS HAVE HUNGER FOR HUMANITY, DOES DOGS (THIS IS JUST A METAPHOR YOU CAN THINK OF ANY OTHER NON LIVING ANIMAL LIKE FRIDGE, SOFA, WASHING MACHINE, AUTOMOBILES TOO) HAVE HUNGER FOR DOGITY!  LoL  
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Zakkir Hussain at GALLERYSKE - Bangalore > India
January 17th - February 27th
Posted 1/21/15

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 c... [more]

20141106181218-at_preuzmimo_bencic_still_1 Althea Thauberger Casts Kids as … Us by Blake Gopnik  
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Althea Thauberger at Susan Hobbs Gallery > Toronto
November 27th, 2014 - January 10th
Posted 1/9/15

Althea Thauberger Casts Kids as … Us Blake Gopnik, Thursday, December 18, 2014 This is a still from Althea Thauberger's video called “Preuzmimo Benčić (Take Back Benčić)", which I recently caught at Susan Hobbs gallery in Toronto. (Click on my image to view a clip.) Thauberger's work is always fiendishly complex but also reliably compelling, and this is no exception. The video is set and was shot in the Croatian port city of Rijeka, in the abandoned (but gorgeous) Rikard Benčić factory... [more]

The Tel Aviv Art Fair with Social Reach  
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11/3/14 Posted 11/3/14

Fresh Paint 7, Israel's largest contemporary art fair, which attracts more than 30,000 visitors annually, open tonight. The fair brings together the major forces of culture in the country, from galleries and institutions to established artists and curators working both locally and globally. While its exhibition model generally resembles those of other commerical art fairs—with their commercial motives, thematic sectors, and programming iniatives such as the Artists' Greenhouse, which presen... [more]

Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence Opens Show at HVCCA  
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10/20/14 Posted 10/20/14

Back from her two-month artist residency in Paris as ArtSlant's 2014 Georgia Fee Summer Artist-in-Residence, Sara Shaoul is exhibiting her recent video Erin Mahoney (Activist, Friend) at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Part of their group exhibition, The Women's Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation, HVCCA presents video artworks by seven women artists, whose works explore the intricacies of gender, human relationships, and nation-centric politics. Shaoul's pi... [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]

Harun Farocki, 1944–2014  
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8/4/14 Posted 8/4/14

Monopol magazine reported Thursday that German filmmaker Harun Farocki passed away on June 30, 2014, at the age of 70. Born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia in 1944, the Berlin-based artist was known not only for his provocative films, videos, and installations, but also his critical practice as a theorist, editor, curator, and educator. Farocki studied at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) from 1966 to 1968. He would later become editor of the Munich-based journal Filmkritik a... [more]

20140730233945-yau FRIEZE MAGAZINE: Hey Man / Amen by Txema Novelo.  
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Txema Novelo at YAUTEPEC > Worldwide Ciudad de México
November 17th, 2011 - December 11th, 2011
Posted 7/31/14

First published in Issue 146, April 2012 by Gabriela Jauregui:http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/txema-novelo/ [more]

20140424051112-image_4 Leonel Matheu at Frost Art Museum "Crossroads of the Dystopia"  
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Leonel Matheu at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum > Miami
July 12th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014
Posted 7/27/14

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/events/crossroads-of-the-dystopia-4147458/ http://wsimag.com/art/10108-leonel-matheu-crossroads-of-the-dystopia http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2014/07/leonel_matheu_weaves_a_spell_on_viewers_at_the_frost_art_museum_1.php http://www.diariolasamericas.com/vida-y-artes/leonel-matheu-expone-frost-museum-miami.html http://www.knightarts.org/community/miami/the-not-so-innocent-world-of-leonel-matheu http://www.examiner.com/article/leonel-matheu-brings-crossroads-of-the-dystopia-to-the-frost-art-museum http://thecubanartproject.com/2014/06/19/leone... [more]

20140724150029-creation_one Kuchera creates new paintings for group show.  
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Tamriko Bardadze, Edward Grad, Andrea Kroenig, John C. Kuchera, Stella Lillig, William Conroy Lindsay, Rob Ordonez, Camille Perrottet, Hans Wolf at JEANNE D'ARC > New York
August 17th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014
Posted 7/24/14

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]

20140505213706-mike_kelley_aah_youth Some Closing Thoughts on the Mike Kelley Retrospective (MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles)  
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Mike Kelley at MOCA Geffen Contemporary > Los Angeles
March 31st, 2014 - July 28th, 2014
Posted 9/1/14

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 Lyn... [more]

GIFs Are Offish Legit says Saatchi (and it’s pronounced “Motion Photography”)  
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4/18/14 Posted 4/18/14

Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery, and Google+ just announced the winners of their first-ever Motion Photography Prize. “Motion Photography” is apparently the high-brow version of a GIF, those low-brow, low-tech repeating videos long enjoyed by Tumblr gurls and basement dwelling neckbeards, and more recently, everyone. They've also already been kind of a thing in the art world—the Pittsburgh collective VIA launched its intense 2014 T.GIF tournament last month and we hosted our own... [more]

20140730232317-sm INSTALLATION MAGAZINE: The Anagram Movie Series: Still Movie by Txema Novelo  
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Txema Novelo at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil > Worldwide Mexico
April 11th, 2014 - June 11th, 2014
Posted 7/29/14

Text by Michele Fiedler http://installationmag.com/the-anagram-movie-series-still-movie-txema-novelo/ [more]

20140303235233-mj_1 A Million Little Pieces  
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Meredith James at Jack Hanley Gallery- New York > New York
March 15th, 2014 - April 13th, 2014
Posted 4/4/14

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]

20131212080534-reversedperspective_sg_e_invite Landscape as a Verb  
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Sanchayan Ghosh at EXPERIMENTER > India
December 13th, 2013 - February 8th, 2014
Posted 2/16/14

Published in http://www.artindiamag.com/quarter_02_02_14/index.html, Page 27 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]

20140204073101-lip Mosswood Exhibit of Michael Wilson's Art Assemblage  
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Susan Spencer, Michael Wilson at Mosswood Cafe and Bakery > San Francisco
February 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Posted 2/4/14

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