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 plasticity and abi... [more]
Art or Not? Most of the art we feel is impressive is the art that doesn't feel possible. The corollary seems to be that the art that doesn't feel probable should also impress us: but when we see improbable art, our usual reaction is something like "I could have done that." The inevitable infuriating response "but you didn't, did you?" loops us back to the start. Is an artistic action enough in itself? What would all those could-have-been artworks look like?
This week: art, or knot?
(Or art and kno... [more]
One of the best things I read about the status of art in the public space this year was written by Edo Dijksterhuis, covering Taturo Atzu's rooftop intervention on Amsterdam's oldest church: "It becomes like urban furniture, not something people notice. No one seems to care about monuments or how they’re perceived, whether they’re perceived at all. It takes a conscious effort to really see them again."
This really made me think: public art is a huge commitment, but it's true—i... [more]
Michael Heizer once wittily described the Fall art season as the art world equivalent to duck hunting season, with collectors and viewers returning from their summer homes hungry for new art experiences. While it might seem a bit of a stretch, and maybe a little deprecating to the artist ducklings, there is some truth to that feeling of anticipation we have of wanting to see what is going on after the dog days of August.
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2008, Oil and paper on canvas, 78 3/4 x 94 1/2... [more]
Fall Previews: EU, Middle East
Top Picks from Europe and the Middle East | The ArtSlant Team
It's time to emerge from our summer carapace and get on the gallery trail again. ArtSlant's editors and writers have been feverishly filing away press releases and RSVPing to Facebook events to plan the next month of exhibition openings—and we're here to help. Before the fairs kick off, we're easing you back into things by picking out the shows we think are worth... [more]
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RSVP for ACTIVATE on September 18!
Chicago Loop Alliance and Curator Cheryl Pope will be transforming Wabash Ave. from Monroe to Madison into an all-American varsity aesthetic that includes an astroturf runway, track and field floor, and a suspended t-shirt installation. The event will feature interactive performances, immersive art, and live styling from over 20 Chicago fashion designers and artists. Questi... [more]
Since the dawn of ancient civilizations, inspiration has been a divine matter. The artist's ability to create was originally believed to come from the gods or was, perhaps, thought to be whispered in the wind. Centuries in, it became understood that everything around us was food for imagination, and that artistic magic was not just in the wind, but could be whispered from one of us to another.
Summer 2015: Twelve young men from the Youth Shelter of Westchester embarked on a visual adventure with international ar... [more]
The competition is open to photographers both amateur and professional, based in the UK, minimum age of 18 years old.
There is no submission fee however, entrants are required to be a member of the LPC group and attend at least one group event before 30 September. Please read the group description page. Selected photographers also need to pay a £30 participation fee.
5-8 selected artists will exhibit at the Bond House Gallery
Fall Previews - U.S.
It's that time of year! After a nice long vacation, gallerists across the world are reading their fall line-ups. The first two weekends in September may be the most art-packed weekends of the year.
Our second Fall Previewcoming out next week will take the guessing out of where to go, what to see by previewing the must-see exhibitions across the U.S.A. Sent directly to our subscribers, Fall Previews is a perfect place for your art to rise above the din and get noticed.
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This is your chance to display your talent and be part of the amazing line-up already confirmed for the second edition of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, which starts on November 1st 2015, and runs until January 31st 2016.The Wrong is very happy to announce HOMEOSTASIS LAB. The unlimited public pavilion open to all artists wanting to participate in The Wrong, and who are not participating in any of the other pavilions.HOMEOSTASIS LAB hosts, for the complete period of the biennale, the very best... [more]
Moira Roth, Sheldon Nodelman, Harold Cohen, Phel Steinmetz, and David Antin. Photo: Fred Lonidier.
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Art Historian—19th Century: Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Visual Art
To begin July 1, 2016Application deadline: December 1, 2015UCSD Visual Arts DepartmentDivision of Arts and HumanitiesMandeville Center 03279500 Gilman DriveLa Jolla, CA 920... [more]