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20150305114038-screen_shot_2015-03-05_at_11 No Need to Be Anxious, Neil Patrick Harris—the Paintings Are All Right   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at The Armory Show March 5th - March 8th
Posted 3/5/15

As I was walking around the Armory Show preview on a slushy Wednesday afternoon, I overheard Neil Patrick Harris say, like a self-assuring mantra, “This is not going to make me anxious” as he walked into the fair. I empathized, ridden already with the anxiety of two hours' worth of art-gazing and glad-handing behind me. Fairs are bound in anxiety for a lot of reasons. They are sheer feats of organization, for one, but it’s the clash of cash and creation that makes them uneasy... [more]

20150304142748-juliana_huxtable_nuwaubian Security Breach: A Surveillance Love Affair at the New Museum Triennial   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Nadim Abbas, Niv Acosta, Sophia Al-Maria, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Shadi Habib Allah, Ed Atkins, Olga Balema, Frank Benson, Sascha Braunig, Antoine Catala, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, José León Cerrillo, Onejoon Che, Tania Perez Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verena Dengler, DIS, Aleksandra Domanovic, Casey Jane ELLISON, Exterritory, Ane Graff, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Eloise Hawser, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lena Henke, Lisa Holzer, Juliana Huxtable, Geumhyung Jeong, Renaud Jerez, K-HOLE, Shreyas Karle, Josh Kline, Eva Koťátková, Donna Kukama, Firenze LAI, Oliver Laric, Li Liao, Rachel Lord, Basim Magdy, Nicholas Mangan, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Ashland Mines, Shelly Nadashi, Eduardo Navarro, Steve Roggenbuck, Avery K. Singer, Martine Syms, Lisa Tan, Luke Willis Thompson, Peter Wächtler, Guan Xiao at New Museum February 25th - May 24th
Posted 3/4/15

Why do we need agents, the 00 section? Isn't it all rather quaint? Well, I suppose I see a different world than you do, and the truth is that what I see frightens me. I'm frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do not exist on a map, they aren't nations. They are individuals. So before you declare us irrelevant, ask yourselves—how safe do you feel? —M, Skyfall The question: how safe do you feel? How safe do we feel in a world where technology has been absorbed? Wh... [more]

20150303124745-empire-state-header-2_abb72bb8-f0fa-46ce-a314-72dae58cd4ef Beyond the Fairs: 10 Shows to See in NYC This Week   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/3/15

At last, Armory Arts Week has arrived. From the Armory Show to VOLTA NY to Scope—one might easily get lost planning visits to every fair (our Fair Guide can help with that!). But if ten art fairs aren't enough to divide your attention this week, galleries and museums around the city have set their exhibition clocks to chime with the Armory Show and its satellites too. New exhibitions will be opening citywide this week to capitalize on the art world's Manhattan descent. There are a thousand to... [more]

20150302110224-tas-14 Armory Arts Week: Your Guide to the Fairs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/2/15

With the Armory Show each March comes the orbit of satellite fairs, each with their own set of opening parties, special projects, lecture series, performances, and "happenings." To help make sense of it all, we present The Guide—your one-stop doc for a week's worth of logistics, highlights, and unmissable Armory Week events. Click on the fair icons for additional information about location, dates, admission fees, etc. Culturunners photomontage by Azra Aksamija, ©Art Jameel and... [more]

20150302142540-20150302013730-ida_kvetny Exclusive Video Interviews from GalleryLOG with VOLTA Featured Artists   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/1/15

VOLTA is Armory Week's invitational contemporary art fair uniquely dedicated to solo projects. In association with GalleryLOG and VOLTA NY, ArtSlant presents exclusive video interviews with six featured artists from VOLTA NY. Click on the link to watch the interview or find more information about each artist. Ida Kvetny Galleri Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, booth C4) VOLTA NY 2015 Dustin Yellin Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles, booth B1) VOLTA NY 2015 ... [more]

20150225142952-4 Has the Net Made Us More Nervous?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 2/25/15

A handful of the UK’s young artists have nervousness on the brain—or so it seems, judging by a recent crop of artistic endeavors discussing 21st century anxiety. Among current examples are Helen Carmel Benigson’s solo show Anxious, Stressful, Insomnia Fat at Carroll/Fletcher, London; Rosamund Lakin’s cyberchrondriac film First Opinion at Modern Art Oxford and "This is not a Symptom," a South London Gallery lecture series on the micropolitics of nervousness, facilitated by artis... [more]

20150223132253-_ Fractal Realities: A Look at Lala Abaddon's Amazing Photo-Weavings   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Lala Abaddon at Castor Gallery February 26th - March 29th
Posted 2/24/15

Mixing painting and weaving with 35mm photography, Brooklyn-based artist Lala Abaddon creates intricate woven works that “create space and time within a stationary moment” through her use of color and contrast. By cutting printed photographs into hundreds of strips, which she then weaves together, Abaddon creates a deconstructed collage of worldly experience, exemplifying alternate realities of chaos, color, and the universe. Her work dives into the cerebral components of human connection wit... [more]

20150223150008-2 Preview: MENAM at Armory 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 2/23/15

Middle East-centric shows are having a moment in American museums, but the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean (MENAM) focus at this year’s Armory Show (March 4-8) will mark the first time a fair in the US has brought a large showing of art from the region to a commercial environment. Curator Omar Kholeif and focus partners Edge of Arabia and Art Jameel have selected a handful of galleries, each of which will feature a maximum of two artists, balanced between modern and contemporary.... [more]

20150103152323-pl049_qf_wiley_kw-pa12-033-shantavia-beale-ii-crop_428w Kehinde Wiley's Empire of Vulnerability   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum of Art February 20th - May 24th
Posted 2/20/15

“Kehinde Wiley is everywhere right now,” said Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, as the small press tour began. This was not an exaggeration by any means; Wiley garnered recent attention when his paintings appeared as backdrops in Fox's Empire, a highly stylized melodrama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong that collages black stereotypes while positioning black bodies into a King Lear-like drama, and for his fashion week photoshoot with New York Magazine. Wiley has been an art star since the mid 2000s when his masterf... [more]

20150216094040-in2306_03_cccr Tick, Tick, Bang: On Painting in The Forever Now   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Brätsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Charline von Heyl, Mary Weatherford, Michael Williams at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) December 14th, 2014 - April 5th
Posted 2/16/15

Between 1942 and 1963 Dorothy Canning Miller was the curator of the highly perceptive and ultimately influential Americans shows at the Museum of Modern Art. Beginning with Americans 1942: 18 Artists From 9 States and ending with Americans 1963, Miller presented the work of artists such as Hyman Bloom, Robert Motherwell, Jay DeFeo, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Lee Bontecou, and Frank Stella—artists who would ultimately be the defining contributors to the mid-century American art historic... [more]

20150210104239-titus_portrait6_kubiatnnamdie Titus Kaphar Pulls Back the Curtains on Racial Injustice Past and Present   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Titus Kaphar at Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street January 15th - February 21st
Posted 2/10/15

If 2014 is to be remembered by one social narrative in America, it’s the involvement of law enforcement in the black community. The world was still mourning the death of Trayvon Martin when NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his promise to end the often abused, racial profiling police tactic known as stop-and-frisk; Michael Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson by a cop—so were Rumain Brisbon and Ezell Ford—and the video of Eric Garner’s last words “I can’t breat... [more]

20150204115320-rebecca_storm Can Selfies Be Feminist?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 2/4/15

Selfie culture makes me a bit queasy: they've become an easy tool for anyone to use to get validation from an image-biased society. They exacerbate a myriad of social problems and can often come from a sad place, rather than one of empowerment, posing a real dilemma: should we exploit our looks to promote ourselves? As a consequence, selfies are surfacing in a new way in the work of young digital artists. Selfies are being wilfully dragged into feminist discourse. A lot of artists are readily ap... [more]

20150127092619-screen_shot_2015-01-27_at_10 Conceptual Intent: The Recent Emergence of Crime Art   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/26/15

I have been thinking, for the last week or so, about art and criminality. Not so much about the inherent criminality of the art world, necessarily—whether this dealer or that dealer might also be involved in the arms trade, or ruminating on the more subjective moral brand of “criminality” present in the sale of an eighteen-million-estimate artwork—but the literal "Push me Pull you" relationship which the two “concepts,” have been enacting in my peripheral vision. S... [more]

20150119221007-img_2186 Smack Mellon's RESPOND and the New Imaginary   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/19/15

There is no better point in time to enact change than during a cultural rupture. Popular culture—the expressions that bind a collective group—is a smooth stream of images and ideologies that flows at an overwhelming and indomitable rate. This is part of the mandate of contemporary culture: to express with as many images and words as experienced time will allow. Smack Mellon, a New York venue in DUMBO that supports emerging and underrepresented artists put its exhibition schedule on hold this month... [more]

20150108122716-maxserotajan2014acehotel-1 Vacant Vice: Freeman & Lowe's Ace Hotel Installation   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe at Ace Hotel January 5th - January 11th
Posted 1/7/15

The basement of the Ace Hotel is filling up with leggy females and men with manicured facial hair. It’s not a big room, but the black lights on the dimpled white walls make it seem expansive. The DJ is spinning something that seems like the sonic equivalent to the end of an acid trip as the fog machines get fired up and the bar opens for business. I’ve been to a few immersive installations created by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. None have ever been as grand and glorious as the fir... [more]

20141219114537-moon_2 Following Francesco Clemente's Fantastic Voyage   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Francesco Clemente at Rubin Museum of Art September 5th, 2014 - February 2nd
Posted 12/18/14

The original impulse in my life as an artist was to write and to break from writing into image... Art is the last oral tradition alive in the West. —Francesco Clemente Francesco Clemente, the nomadic Neo-Expressionist painter and sculptor, continues to pursue his travels and artistic investigations, and, fortunately for New Yorkers this season, has brought back the resulting documents in two concurrent shows: Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India, at the Rubin Museum and Two Tents at... [more]


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