'DESIRING TO BE DATA FOR OTHERS' Amanda Turner Pohan at FiveMyles GalleryBy curator: Carl E. Hazlewood for FiveMyles.- Feburary 2016 Installation Pictures: C. E. Hazlewood
Amanda Turner Pohan's practice seems a cool and rational one—at first. It is based on precise scientific manipulation of chemistry with additional aural and visual elements. While her installation appears clean, methodical, a presentation organized with minimalist clarity and order, one senses a vague urgency to quantify the un-quantifiable.
Vials contain various arcane liquids; vapors and perfumed formulas derive from 'recorded data measured by sensors of the heartbeat of the artist.' Yet, the clinical easily transmutes into the poetic and the personal. The effect is oddly sensual, even erotic as the artist manages an olfactory manipulation that is subtle and evocative. Finally, Pohan's creative processing, packaging, and ordering, conjures a self-portrait that becomes a metaphor for the bodied and disembodied nature of human response.
At the entrance to the exhibition stands an ablution station filled with coffee beans and lemons to cleanse the olfactory palette. A freestanding glass shower recirculates a heated and steaming perfumed liquid through its system; hanging on the wall is a four by eight foot sheet of plexiglass with remnants of hair, dust, dirt, and skin from a carpet adhered to it. A parabolic speaker hangs from the ceiling and plays a looped conversation between two women; a collection of glass jars containing the fluid used in the shower is arranged on a shelf.
The formula for the perfumed shower is derived from recorded data provided by sensors measuring the heartbeat of the artist. Residue adhering to the plexiglass is from the bedroom rug of Turner Pohan's's deceased mother. An interview between a female doctor and nurse attempting to quantify bodily sensations is looped on a speaker. The fluids in the glass vials will replenish or replace whatever the shower loses as a result of natural evaporation over time.
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Daniel Hojnacki – Chicago, IL
Ethan Caflisch – California
Billy Thackwell – Oslo, Norway
Round 1 is officially over! Thanks to all the artists who participated.
The winners from this round are now under review by our jury. Juried winners for Round 1 will be announced on March 8th.
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Round 1 Jurors:
Lynnette Miranda is a latina curator and writer from Miami, FL. She has six years of experience working at leading art institutions such as MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, ART21, and Creative Time. In... [more]
We love seeing ArtSlant artists moving and shaking. In honor of New York's first art fair reunion of the year, here's a proud overview of ArtSlant Prize winners and exhibition alumni showing in New York during Armory Arts Week.
Robin Kang, Optic Core with One Eye, 2015, Hand Jacquard woven cotton, hand dyed wool, and synthetic fibers, 18 1/2" x 49"
Robin Kang at VOLTA NY with Field Projects
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Marta Wlusek – London, UK
Charlie Warde – London, UK
Joachim Hildebrand – Frankfurt, Germany
Imagining Life in 1930s Poland Through Dioramas and Photography
By David Rosenberg
LINK TO ARTICLE: http://slate.me/21tVOr7
When Richard Tuschman—known for the detailed dioramas he creates and photographs—visited his wife’s hometown of Krakow, Poland, in 2011, he knew he’d found the setting for his next project. “Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz” follows a Jewish family in 1930s Poland over 17 images. The work is presented in a sequence, but Tuschman said that he wants view... [more]
Beautiful photographs depict a fictional Jewish family
living in Poland before the Holocaust
David Sim, February 26, 2016
LINK TO ARTICLE: http://bit.ly/1S8BuJj
Richard Tuschman's series Once Upon a Time In Kazimierz depicts a fictional Jewish family living in 1930s Poland. Set in the once vibrant Jewish neighbourhood of Kazimierz in Krakow, the location is a metaphor for loss and decay. The shadow of the impending Holocaust hangs over the pictures and the viewer is aware that the characters are almost certainly doomed. T... [more]
Katie Lips, Make Something Amazing, 2016, Mixed Media, 550x500
Round 1 Entry in Mixed Media
Round 1 deadline: February 26th
The ArtSlant Prize supports emerging artists working in all media. We offer cash prizes and an exhibition to winners, with opportunities to sell and promote your work to our international network throughout the process.
Full details on all the prizes available are listed below. For an idea of the kind of work that has been selected by our panels in previous years, check bel... [more]
The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris is accepting applications for the June–July 2016 session until March 1. Begin your application from your profile: just click apply to residency from your ArtSlant profile.
Have questions? Check our FAQ or send us an email.
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Tanja Grunert Gallery in pleased to announce its inaugural show in Chelsea with Hidden Light, a solo exhibition by Rachel Garrard. Curated by Mitra Khorasheh. The show runs 27 February – 25 March 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27, 6-8pm at Tanja Grunert Gallery, 524 W19th Street, New York, NY
Follow, 2015, Ash on canvas, 72 x 66 inches
Hidden Li... [more]
ArtSlant is proud to have sponsored “Women in Art: Pop-Culture, Collaboration, and Collecting” at Startup Fair on January 4, 2016 at Highland Gardens Hotel 7047 Franklin Avenue | Hollywood
Moderated by Nathaly Charria (independent curator and art advisor) and including panelists Nicole Ehrlich(Producer, Board of Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art), Michelle Papillion(PAPILLION, Los Angeles), Susan Hancock (Collector), and Kate Durbin (New Media & Perf... [more]
Present Standard gathers 25 works by 25 contemporary, US-based Latino artists who are in one way or another identified as native, linguistic or geographic immigrants. Guest curated by former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Josué Pellot, the FREE exhibition runs in the Michigan Avenue Galleries on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center this January 30–April 24.
Untitled, Luis Romero, 2015. Photo by William Bengston.
The artists each play with the manifold meanings of... [more]
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John Preus — Chicago, IL
Alicia Forestall-Boehm — Chicago, IL
Graziano Russo – Rome, Italy
SUPERCHIEF GALLERY SOHO + ARTSLANT PRESENT THE F WORD IMMERSIVE:
Opening reception: January 16, 6–11pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 PM- 9 PM
Closing Party: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Faith Holland, Shaving Cream on RedTube from the series Porn Interventions, 2014.
SUPERCHIEF GALLERY SOHO + ArtSlant present The F Word Immersive. The main space will consist of screenings of the extended works from the... [more]
The online gaming world is growing at an impressive rate. There are thousands of games that can be accessed from any given location by game maniacs to make their experiences more rewarding. Apart from serving as exciting leisure activities, online games can be challenging enough to keep the mind working and this sharpens the mind keeping it alert in the process. If you are a game maniac, you might want to consider running a Minecraft server.
Minecraft is a high power game application that is in J... [more]
Rachel Garrard, Embrace, 2015, rock powder pigment on linen, 22 x 24 inches.
The ArtSlant Team is happy to report another great year in Miami. First, we would like to thank Katelijne de Backer and her amazing team (you know who you are) at Aqua Art Miami for pulling off another successful fair. Our most ambitious exhibition to date included 40+ works from six artists without whom we wouldn't be here. A very special *thanks* to our exhibitors this year: Theresa Ganz, Tina Tahir, Rach... [more]