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Whitney Museum Will Open New Building This May  
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11/20/14 Posted 11/20/14

At its annual fall gala yesterday, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced it will open its new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district just six months from now on May 1, 2014. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will nearly double the Whitney's exhibition space and will include an education center, a theater, and a study center - all firsts for the museum. The museum's new home at 99 Gansevoort Street will also have a conservation lab and a black box gallery for f... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Winners Robin Kang and Edra Soto are Currently Exhibiting  
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11/14/14 Posted 11/14/14

Our 2013 ArtSlant Prize winner Robin Kang and 2014 ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto are currently exhibiting in New York and Chicago. Opening tonight at CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY in New York, Kang is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza. The exhibition brings together both artists' unique perspectives on artistic practice and production in the digital age. From the gallery: "Weaving composites of varying time, s... [more]

ICI 2014 Benefit Auction – First Look  
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11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

ArtSlant gives a sneak peek of the Independent Curators International (ICI) auction lot for their annual benefit, powered by ARTSY. Highlights of the works available include a trompe l'oeil painting by Ryan Brown, Trevor Paglen's iconic moon image Dead Military Navigation Satellite, Analia Segal's trite painting/installation Wall on Wall, and a playfully domestic painting by Jeffrey Tranchell. Our selected images from the auction are below. The live and silent auction benefiting ICI will take place on November 17th. Steve McQueen, Barrage 6, 1998. C-print, Edition 1 of 2, 40 x 50 cm. Photo: Courtesy of Marian Goodman... [more]

A Chinese Art Collective Is Mopping Times Square  
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11/3/14 Posted 11/3/14

Bust out those mops. The Chinese art collective Polit-Sheer-Form Office is scrubbing Times Square today at noon as part of their "new socialism for the 21st Century." Better than Mayor Giulani, who never once rolled up his sleeves with a bottle of Pine-Sol on his mission to clean up the streets, "Do The Same Good Deed" puts some 400 people to work for a performance art piece mopping and scrubbing away decades of accumulated grime and Sbarro pizza boxes. They want you to participate, too. They have... [more]

Announcing the 2014 ArtSlant Prize Winners  
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11/3/14 Posted 11/3/14

ArtSlant is very please to announce the winners of the 2014 ArtSlant Prize: 1st Place ($3000): Edra Soto 2nd Place ($1000): Adam Douglas Thompson 3rd Place ($500): Anastasia Samoylova Student Prize ($500): Oren Pinhassi Edra, Adam, Anastasia and Oren will be exhibiting in our booth at Aqua Art Miami December 3rd-7th. Aqua is known for being one of the most exciting boutique fairs during the Art Basel Miami Beach blitz. Located a block from the beach and now under the umbrella of Art Miami, be sure you... [more]

HBO Releases First Sneak Peak from Banksy Does New York  
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10/28/14 Posted 10/28/14

To promote the release of their user-generated Banksy documentary, Banksy Does New York, HBO will release one short clip from the film on YouTube everyday this week leading up to its premiere on HBO Go this Friday, October 31. However, each video will only be available from HBO for 24 hours. How's that for hype? The documentary from filmmaker Chris Moukarbel follows the iconic street artist's 31-day New York Residency, Better Out Than In, through crowd-sourced footage captured by eyewitnesses... [more]

Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence Opens Show at HVCCA  
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10/20/14 Posted 10/20/14

Back from her two-month artist residency in Paris as ArtSlant's 2014 Georgia Fee Summer Artist-in-Residence, Sara Shaoul is exhibiting her recent video Erin Mahoney (Activist, Friend) at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Part of their group exhibition, The Women's Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation, HVCCA presents video artworks by seven women artists, whose works explore the intricacies of gender, human relationships, and nation-centric politics. Shaoul's pi... [more]

Art or Not?  
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10/16/14 Posted 10/16/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: pizza. #1 "... is a vivid visual representation that expounds the dichotomous act of consumerism: on the one hand, the form and gigantesque proportions of this highly desirable food item are playful and cartoonish, yet, they belie the terror of ab... [more]

VIDEO bell hooks in Conversation with Laverne Cox on Trans Identities  
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10/9/14 Posted 10/9/14

This week, bell hooks is back as scholar in residence at The New School. Over the course of the week, open panel discussions were held with the revered feminist theorist including a conversation with Orange is the New Black actress, Laverne Cox. Their discussion ranges from the struggles of trans folks to the images of black feminity espoused by pop culture. Check out the video of the discussion below. Hooks closes out her residency with a final open panel tonight on Transgressive Sexual Politics tonight from 5-... [more]

20141019182131-img_3912 ABSTRACTS 2014 ART  
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jose luis muñoz rodriguez at LIGHT SPACE & TIME October 4th - October 31st
Posted 10/5/14

http://www.lightspacetime.com/abstracts-art-exhibition-special-merit-category/ http://www.lightspacetime.com/abstracts-art-exhibition-painting-kel-thru-yba/ [more]

Get Some Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Art in NYC  
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10/3/14 Posted 10/3/14

It's #FAF, yawl. Held on the first Friday of every month, Free Art Friday is the day to pick up your latest urban art acquisitions. Artists leave pieces on the street for free and sometimes leave clues on Twitter and Instagram. If you recognize the place in the picture, hustle on over and pick it up. For example, in the spirit of #PumpkinSpiceLatteSeason, me made an early drop this morning, leaving 10 pumpkin spice latte colored vinyl pieces around NYC. #dolladollabills #pumpkinspice #pumpkinspiceeverything #punkins Since its start in NYC several years ago, #FAF h... [more]

Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency Announces Shortlist for Winter 2015 and Staff Residency Recipient  
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10/3/14 Posted 10/3/14

ArtSlant, the global contemporary arts network and magazine, is pleased to announce the shortlist of applicants for the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency, Winter 2015. Congratulations: Dena Al-Adeeb, Artist and Writer, New York City, NY Caitlin Baucom, Interdisciplinary Artist, New York City, NY Alva CalyMayor, Visual Artist, NYC / Mexico D.F. Mary Coyne, Curator and Writer, Brooklyn, NY Alicia Eler, Art Critic and Journalist,... [more]

Can't Get Enough Koons? Whitney Museum Announces 36-Hour Koons-a-thon  
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10/2/14 Posted 10/3/14

Installation view of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 27–October 19, 2014). © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ronald Amstutz. The Whitney Museum announced today that in celebration of the final weekend of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective—and indeed the final weekend before the museum moves to its new downtown digs—it will remain open for 36 hours straight, from 11 am Saturday, October 18, through 11 pm Sunday, October 19. Visiting a museum at 3 am must be a... [more]

ArtSlant Prize: Round 6 Showcase Winners Announced  
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9/30/14 Posted 9/30/14

Round 6 Showcase Winners have been announced! Check out all the great work! Our jurors are currently going through the winning artworks to select our juried winners who will be announced next Monday. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-founder, Co-directorNuevo Museo de Arte Contempo... [more]

New York Art Book Fair Opens This Weekend  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

The New York Art Book Fair can be a rather overwhelming experience, packed with ephemera and elbow-to-elbow crowds. With all the various book launches and events, to help make sure you're not going to miss something awesome at this year's NYABF, here's a list of the exhibitors we highly recommend you check out. Eva Prinz and Thurston Moore of Ecstatic Peace Library. Photograph © Tim Barber. Via Print Mag. Obviously go see Thurston Moore play at the preview tonight (Thursday). At 7pm at Printed Ma... [more]

The Final Submission Phase of the ArtSlant Prize Ends Thursday, 9/25  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/24/14

Round 6, the final round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase ends Thursday, September, 25th. This is your last chance to be considered by our jury for our Aqua Art Miami exhibition. See below for more details on how to enter, the Prize, submission guidelines, etc. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-fo... [more]


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