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]
EDITION Chicago: What's in a Multiple?
At EDITION Chicago Gan Uyeda muses on multiples, value, and the designations of "art."
Just on the basis of massiveness, EXPO CHICAGO’s top-tier art fair on Navy Pier could be expected to have pervasive and rippling effects through the art system of Chicago, and ripple it does. Museums line up stardusted blockbusters to coincide with the fair, galleries arrange collector-centric city tours, and the city’s Cultural Affai... [more]
Just on the basis of massiveness, EXPO CHICAGO’s top-tier art fair on Navy Pier could be expected to have pervasive and rippling effects through the art system of Chicago, and ripple it does. Museums line up stardusted blockbusters to coincide with the fair, galleries arrange collector-centric city tours, and the city’s Cultural Affairs department antes up sponsorship for a gallery crawl shuttle. For the second year running, one of the EXPO ripples will be EDITION Chicago, a kind of mini... [more]
Britt Julious takes in EXPO's vernissage
At Marc Foxx Gallery, photo by Britt Julious.
For the first year, it was fitting for EXPO CHICAGO to take place at Navy Pier, land of cheap concessions and carnival-like rides. Vernissage, the opening night party, slightly reeked of stale popcorn thanks to Skinny Pop popcorn bags strewn across abandoned break tables and popcorn kernels littering the pristine carpeted grounds anchoring each fair booth. It was a fitting tribute to the location and the spirit of the fair as it stands in 2014. This is not like the more controlled, more glitzy,... [more]
“The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn.” T.S. Eliot
From graffiti art covering a burnt-out chapel in a Hollywood blockbuster, remnants of a mural etched on a designer shirt, graffiti is a commonplace influence found in popular culture, a far stretch from the underground where it originated. But, recently, there's been a spate of recent lawsuits involving street artists lately, accusing marketers,... [more]
If any image could be counted as a badge of honor amongst photographer artists, it would be the navel gaze of photographing one's own camera. Like countless others before him, David Benjamin Sherry has also photographed the tool of his trade in all its glory. Among the twenty-nine photographs on view in Climate Vortex Sutra at Salon 94, the artist’s traditional large-format camera is shown as a quiet still life upon its tripod—its bellows left extended as if focused precisely on any numbe... [more]
ArtSlant is very pleased to announce that Manus Groenen's exhibition, Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript will be on view today at EXPO CHICAGO's vernissage at Navy Pier, and throughout the weekend. You can find us at Booth #103. Cryptographics is curated by Manus Groenen, curator with Locatie Z, an art critic and a member of the Fontys Art Collection project team in the Netherlands.
Many thanks to our jurors, Patricia Courson, Audrey Illouz and Maiza Hixson for their attention and involvement with th... [more]
With the opening words “By art is created that great Leviathan,” Thomas Hobbes launches readers into his seminal work of political philosophy, Leviathan, in which he imagines the State as a great aggregation of the masses into a singular societal body. Drawing its title from Hobbes’ treatise, LA-based artist Glenn Kaino’s exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery’s Elizabeth Street location indicates an ambition for superstrata-level political commentary. Despite the impossible loftine... [more]
Image courtesy of Johanna Nuutinen
Call for Artists: Pixels of Identities - SpainInternational experimental video-art festivalDeadline: September 30, 2014
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short films to include in the next 2014 exhibition:
Pixels of Identities, international experimental video-art festival which will be held in the prestigious Museo de Almeria in Almeria (Spain) on October 10, 2014 in collaboration with MECA Mediterráneo Centro Art&iac... [more]
Just over a year ago, Triple Canopy set out to make bets on the future in words and images. We convened a summit of veritable world leaders to rival that of the UN General Assembly, with a slightly lesser portion of autocrats and human-rights violators. Sculptors and sci-fi writers, poets and economists, activists and coders were invited to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, and asked:Which future do you want to see realized?How precisely can you describe it?What demands might this future make on the present? These prompts birthed fifty days of lect... [more]
Mungo Thompson fancies himself clever. He thinks that public affirmations of private struggle are curious, and can’t wrap his pretty little middle class head around the idea that they might be empowering.
He likes Bruce Nauman’s neon spiral form… he likes the idea that it takes up a commercial vehicle to advertise non-commodity slogan. He thought it would be cute to rifle through self-help books and AA 12-step guides, pick out phrases, and pay somebody to fabricate neon spiral aff... [more]
The current exhibition at Abstract Expressions Gallery in Mount Holly, New Jersey, titled Twice Abstracted, offers a view of two distinct ways of approaching abstraction.
Adel Gorgy is part of a select group of contemporary photographers who chooses to concentrate on abstraction. Recent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and other top venues have highlighted this developing trend. Gorgy has been creating solid, accomplished abstractions since before this trend was identified.
For years,... [more]