Oberhausen, May 2015: The world of experimental and avant-garde film and video is relatively intimate, its natives comparatively few. A visit to Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Europe’s premiere short and experimental film platform, is a step into that world; it's a place populated once a year by an international cadre with a passion for moving image's oldest and most cutting edge format. Where else can you can you drink in a late night bar confident in the knowledge that any of the other 100+ pa... [more]
Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidentSummer Term 2015
We are very pleased to announce the selection of Lara Atallah as our 2015 Summer Resident. Thank you to all applicants and a very special thank you to all shortlisted applicants who were interviewed.
Lara Atallah is a New York-based artist interested in the role of photographic archives in the construction of historical narratives. In 2013, she started an ongoing project titled Tales of a Non-Country, which looks into... [more]
Tributes have been pouring in upon the announcement of the passing of Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015), who died at home, aged 75, on Monday after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome.
“She was so young at heart,” portrait photographer Martin Schoeller was quoted in Time as saying. “She was also the most courageous photographer, never taking no for an answer, always trying to achieve her vision at all costs.”
Although her work carried across a broad canvas includi... [more]
This year's gallery representation includes 15 countries and 40 cities bringing distinguished artists, curators and collectors during September, 17-20, 2015 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave).
After three successful years, EXPO CHICAGO, under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, releases the 2015 exhibitor list of 140 leading galleries representing 15 countries and 40 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2015 exposition in... [more]
Selected grantees are architects, artists, designers, scholars, educators, curators and writers worldwide who present new and challenging ideas in the field of architecture.
Ying Xiao and Shengchen Yang, Occupy Skyscraper, 2012, New York. Courtesy of the artists. (Grantee: Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter)
An exhaustive photographic survey of modernist architect Le Corbusier’s completed architectural works, an exhibition exploring the visionary play environments created by a pioneering Fre... [more]
Art or Not? Do you ever get the feeling when you enter a gallery that you just don't get it? Does the press release befuddle you? Sometimes it seems that the art world is a big ruse, making the most of that fear of the equivocal. Every week, we invite you to raise an ironic eyebrow and identify the accidental impostor of the two images below.
This week: sandy beach—or a sabulous installation?
The focus of this year's Biennale is the implicit structures and constraints of the Biennale as an int... [more]
Shortlist for the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer ResidencySummer Term 2015
We are pleased to announce our shortlist for the Summer 2015 residency. The candidates will be interviewed this coming week and the selected resident will be announced at the beginning of June. Thank you to everyone who applied, this was an exceptionally competitive round.
All applications were considered and discussed at length amongst our panel and even if you did not make it this time, we encourage you to... [more]
$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards
We are very pleased to announce our 2nd round Juried Winners!
Congratulations to our winners!
Round 3 is open May 15th - June 12th.
Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize
Round 2 Juried Winners:
Artist: Helena Parriott
Title: Dissociation 15, 2014
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 10.5 x 8.5 inches
Artist: Rachel Garrard
Title: Follow, 2015
Medium: Ash on Canvas,... [more]
Image: Round 2 Juried Winner, Rachel Garrard, Follow, 2015, Ash on Canvas, 72 x 66 inches
Round 3 is officially open! 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 ou... [more]
Art or Not? Oh, hold up: it's Frieze Week in New York, the prime opportunity to catch some Art or Not action...
Every week, we ask our discerning readers to play a game of spot the difference. One of the artworks described below is a genuine artwork snapped by our Senior Editor Joel Kuennen in New York this week:
The artist has built a set of fantastical hand-woven bird nests that will hang from the lampposts in the north end of the Park. The nests will incorporate typical nesting mater... [more]
The record-breaking Picasso entitled ‘Les Femmes d’Alger’ on display after the auction. Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media via The Guardian
A work by Pablo Picasso, the artist played by Anthony Hopkins in the 1996 film Surviving Picasso, has set a new world record as the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction in New York.
Women Of Algiers (Version 0) is part of a range of works the painter created to look great in the foyers of big b... [more]
The devastating earthquake in Nepal has resonated as deeply with many in the arts community especially given the region's rich arts heritage and far-reaching cultural connections to institutions and organizations all over the world. During these times of global sadness, and as people the world around reflect on the crisis and its aftermath, we're reminded of the pivotal role of art as an expression of the inexpressible, uniting people and as an effective way to galvanize masses to action: two w... [more]
Art or Not? Love it or hate it, the PR machine that drives contemporary art world sometimes seems to take the piss. Is this endemic of laziness, or a stroke of genius?
Can spin turn the humble hoover into a work of art? Someone thinks so, because they paid a whopping $11,801,000 for one of the vacuum cleaner artworks described below...
In 1990 the artist staged a series of spontaneous street interventions organized in tandem across the U.S. Prefiguring the pop-up art display, the apparently desultory rep... [more]
LOCAL Table of Contents:
Lost in the Local | James Pepper Kelly
Bottling Local | Edo Dijksterhuis
The Place of the Museum | Joel Kuennen
New York State of Grind | Darren Jones
We Are All Synecdoches | Himali Singh Soin
Relocating Home | Nicole Rodriguez
The latest issue of Editions was inspired by the preponderance of “local” movements—particularly in food and craft culture. We so often hear this heart-warming, feel good idea that local is somehow better, more sustainable—and w... [more]
Three (white, middle-aged, male) artists have been announced for the final shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London—one of the world's most prestigious portraiture painting prizes, aimed at encouraging artists to develop the portrait in their work. The entries must all be painted in oil, tempera, or acrylic on canvas or board and must be painted from a real life sitting.
Matan Ben-Cnaan, Michael Gaskell, and Borja Buces Renard are the final th... [more]
The former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan bring together ideas of tradition, leisure and collaboration in the instalation work at the Morgan Lehman Gallery, on display May 7th - June 13th, 2015.
Edra Soto and Dan Sulliva, DominoDomino, 2014, Domino table with four stools, inlaid corian on jatoba wood 30 x 30 x 30 in
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qua... [more]