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Ai Weiwei Receives His Passport Back After 4 Years   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/23/15

Celebrated artist and political activist Ai Weiwei has received his passport back from the Chinese government four years after it was confiscated. The silencing of Ai Weiwei at the hands of the Chinese government has been a continued occurrence, due to the artist’s open criticism of China’s communist government and the country’s controversial human rights standards. In 2005, Ai Weiwei was invited to blog on China’s largest internet platform, Sina Weibo. He used the forum to di... [more]

Art or Not?  
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7/17/15 Posted 7/17/15

Art or Not? "An intellect says a simple thing in a hard way, an artist says a hard thing in a simple way"—Bukowski once quipped. On our weekly meanderings through galleries and press releases, we seem to find that the art world is full of both. Each week, we select some of our findings and ask you to have some fun figuring out with us just what is art, what is artifice, and what is just bottles of cleaning product. This week: One of the images described below is a genuine piece and text by... [more]

We Contain Multitudes: the Hybrid Identities of Andrea Crespo   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Andrea Crespo at Hester July 12th - August 9th
Posted 7/15/15

Within the first few minutes of David Cronenberg’s 1999 movie eXistenZ, video game designer Allegra Geller is referred to as both “goddess” and “demoness.” The polarizing reaction to Geller’s games sets the stakes for the ensuing narrative—one in which “realists” fight against gamers, who, according to the realists, “deform” reality. Indeed, in immersive games like eXistenZ, players are never sure if they are themselves or their c... [more]

ArtSlant Prize: Just Two Weeks Left to Submit your Work!  
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7/13/15 Posted 7/13/15

Image: Round 4 Showcase , Zach Fitchner, Backflips, 2015 Round 4 is accepting submissions until July 24th! Submit your work today to enter the ArtSlant Prize 2015 competition. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our brand new Amazon Art Sales Platform—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the details. Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on our Art p... [more]

Did Starbucks Really Rip Off Maya Hayuk's Artwork?  
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7/13/15 Posted 7/13/15

Image via Starbucks Every artist worth their salt has their own distinctive aesthetic, and that proves especially important for graffiti and street art, where artists compete directly in the public space, not only to catch the eye of the passerby but to build an instantly recognizable identity within their community. Graffiti, after all, is all about whose tag is "up" the most in a territory. Brooklyn-based Maya Hayuk works both in the streets and the studio and her aesthetic is ubiquitous. With its pop ne... [more]

ArtSlant Editons Issue 5: Conscience  
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7/9/15 Posted 7/9/15

Are You Living The Life You Always Wanted? Do you fall asleep fulfilled with everything you've done? Are you making meaningful friendships? Spending time on your family? Giving everyday your all? If you are, good for you. Keep being you. If you, like many Americans, are poor, bored and overworked, it's time you stop living like you're dying. You may have thought of filing for bankruptcy, moving away, changing names, dealing drugs, cheating taxes... You may have even fantasiz... [more]

Durex Pope   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/3/15

How do you like your Eggs? Controversial. This may be the answer the Milwaukee Art Museum would give after its recent acquisition of Eggs Benedict by Nicki Johnson. Although, rather than a lush scooping of hollandaise drizzled over ham hock, this dish consists entirely of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 colored condoms. Many Catholics, not being the biggest fans of responsible spunk containment, have thrown in that extra delicious garnish—controversy. Even possibly going for that ultima... [more]

Art or Not?  
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7/3/15 Posted 7/3/15

Art or Not? When we're doing our weekly rounds of the world's galleries and musuems, we sometimes find ourselves baffled. The press release and the art work often don't seem to add up. And what about those fleeting encounters with the natural beauty that surrounds us, the perfect poetry of a passing moment? Every week, we ask our readers to have some fun with us and tell us, what is art, and what is not? This week, it's a foggy question. #1 A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London,... [more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Round 4 of the ArtSlant Prize Now Open!  
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6/29/15 Posted 6/29/15

Image: Round 3 Juried Winner, Devon Reiffer, Boy in Heels, 2014, Charcoal and Gesso on Unstretched Canvas, 96 x 72 inches Round 4 is accepting submissions until July 24th! Submit your work today to enter the ArtSlant Prize 2015 competition. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our brand new Amazon Art Sales Platform—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the details. Check ou... [more]

Andy Warhol's Portrait of Gay Underground Culture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/26/15

In celebration of Pride week, Christie's ran a special Warhol auction this week, making some 100 photographs and drawings available to purchase. Beyond the price tags, the works, many in the public eye for the first time, draw a passionate portrait of the underground LGBT scene of the '70s and '80s that was so much a part of the artist's life. They are a historical archive, charting a defining era of sexuality and social politics in American cities like San Francisco and New York City. Though t... [more]

Art or Not?  
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6/26/15 Posted 6/26/15

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? #1 Staged in the glo... [more]

Making a Memento: Chicago Artists Group Portrait, 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/24/15

On Saturday I go to the granite steps of the MCA with several hundred others for Chicago Artists Group Portrait, 2015. The weather’s kinda perfect: sunny, with big cadillacs of clouds rolling by every couple minutes to keep us cool. Down front Jason Lazarus, dressed all in white and holding a megaphone, paces, checks the time. Jason’s an artist/educator/proselytizer of collective action, a well-known/liked artist about town. We’re all here to become history, to legitimize our self-definitions, to e... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Round 3 Juried Winners Announced  
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6/23/15 Posted 6/23/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards Congratulations to our Juried Winners! This round's selections courtesy of Catherine Wagley, Edra Soto and Jacqueline Ferrante. Thank you to our jurors and all of the Showcase Winners from Round 3! Round 4 will be opening on Friday, June 26th. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 3 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Jan Christopher-Berkson Title: Two Black Squares With Shapes, 2015 ... [more]

Art or Not?  
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6/18/15 Posted 6/18/15

Art or Not? Art Fairs make for perfect mockery material. This year we've been trawling the art on show in and around Basel and coming across some riotus work, with equally absurd press releases, that all leaves us with belly ache. Can this be for real? Important art is often so confusing... This week: which of the works below was created by an esteemed Swiss artist who represents her country at the Venice Biennale this year, and has artworks currently for sale at Art Basel? #1 For the artist,... [more]

Round 3 Jurors and Showcase Winners Announced  
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6/16/15 Posted 6/16/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards The Round 3 showcase winners have been picked and now it's on to the juried round! Our jurors this round include our ArtSlant Prize 2014 winner, Edra Soto, L.A. Weekly Art Critic, Catherine Wagley and Associate Director of A.I.R. Gallery, Jacqueline Ferrante. They will make their selections this week, the winners of each category will be announced on Monday, June 22nd. Thank you to all who applied! Round 3 Juror Bios Catherine Wagley writes abo... [more]

Under the Radar: Terry Castle | Txema Novelo | Amy Leibrand  
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6/15/15 Posted 6/15/15

Under the Radar ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Terry Castle — San Francisco, CA Txema Novelo — Mexico City, Mexico Amy Leibrand — Columbus, OH ... [more]


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