Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticit... [more]
Recently, a “Stereotypes of the Netherlands” map made its rounds on the Internet, describing how the Dutch conceptualize their small country’s terrain. Down south, in the middle of Brabant’s “Catholic Carnival Country,” a short distance from “Dumb People, Great Beer” (apologies, Belgium), is the technological oasis of “Philipstown,” so named for the diversified technology mega-corporation. If the city is known for innovation in technology and indu... [more]
Where to begin with Mr. Loks' bizarre and pretentious screed celebrating the giant green butt plug that was recently erected in Paris and his prissy and presumptuous scolding of the people who were righteously offended? I hardly know where to turn in this sea of verbal diarrhea, with this big green THING bobbing about like an obscene buoy… En garde! Thinking of Joan of Arc, I will wade in and start by saying that just because one knows what such an obscene implement is, does not mean that we use one, nor that we watch hardcore pornography; nor is thi... [more]
An exhibition of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs, currently on view at the University of Toronto’s Art Centre, presents its audience with a large volume of stills taken by the poet between 1953 and 1996. Approximately 150 images hang on the walls of We are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996), representing some of Ginsberg’s most intimate documented moments that capture and immortalize an instance in time. The viewer’s re... [more]
Photo: Rita Taylor
The Sculpture Practicum program offers practical experience in the areas of tool maintenance and safety, woodworking with hand tools and heavy equipment (table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, miter saw), metal working and metal casting (bronze and aluminum), kiln firing (electric, gas, raku, salt), various ceramic techniques, and video production and post-production.
Visual Arts Sculpture Practicum
Starts January 12, 2015. Apply by November 12, 2015.
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Banff Research in Culture 2015
Program dates: June 1, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Application deadline: December 10, 2014
Faculty: Alex Hartley, Astra Taylor, Nina Power
Organizers: Imre Szeman, Eva-Lynn Jagoe
The word demos names ‘the people’, and thus democracy is, at its most basic constitutive level, the shared power of people thinking and acting. Democracy is grounded upon the capacity of the people to narrate and decide the shape of collective life. But the ‘democracy’ we experience and live with today has devolved into pr... [more]
Digital Narratives, a multi-platform, interdisciplinary, creative production residency
We invite applications from all writers who wish to use interactive technologies and associated digital concepts to explore, push the boundaries of, and create new forms of innovative narrative.
Starts May 4, 2015. Apply by December 10, 2014
Who Should Apply
Canadian and international writers from all literary genres should apply. This includes (... [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 will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.
"Installations of miniature sculptures constructed with materials such as collected dust particles, polymer clay, and dead insects satirize the contemporary condition of individuals trapped in the world of their own making. For his rec... [more]
Why Patti Loves Paris and Paris Loves Patti
On the adoration of Patti Smith, who performs tonight at the Fondation Cartier with John Cale
The answer as to why is, on a certain level, very simple: it’s that, as you might be able tell from the title of the piece, they are consumming one another in an ouroboros-like clinch of mutual appreciation. Everybody loves to be loved after all, and why not? When it works in two directions it can be a wonderful thing. So what? >>
There's something new happening at FIAC this year. Not exactly the quickest to catch on to a trend, the Parisian art fair has created its own satellite, with a focus on introducing new art and artists from the international scene through a showcase of 68 galleries from 14 countries. Judged by a selection panel of art historians and curators, the tangential fair's emphasis is on supporting the underdog—not only the up-and-comings, but also "outsiders" and artists who have been overlooked h... [more]
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!
Only 6 more days to enter the Illustrators 57 Call for Entries!
Join the premier showcase for illustrators! All accepted entries will be reproduced in full color in the Illustrators 57 annual and included in the exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, on displayJanuary 7 - February 28, 2015. A selection of 40 works will tour US colleges through June 2015, the 33rd educational traveling exhibition. Accepting entries through October 27, 2014 at mi... [more]
Is it possible that there is someone out there, in the admittedly rather narrow demographic of folk who read this and other art related material, who hasn’t heard of Paul McCarthy’s forceful insertion of a thirty foot high inflatable replica Butt Plug into one of Paris’ most desirable addresses?
And yes, in case you were wondering, there is a fair chance that this puerile level of double entendre will continue throughout. If nothing else it gives me, the humble writer, a chance... [more]