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20150401112606-kinkade2 Newly Uncovered Secret Notes Reveal Thomas Kinkade Was Actually Genius Conceptual Artist   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/1/15

A startling discovery has been made concerning one of contemporary art’s most polarizing artists. A new narrative has come to light concerning the Painter of Light™, Thomas Kinkade, after the artist’s private notes, previously hidden, have been made public for the first time. Kinkade’s illegitimate status in the contemporary art world had always vexed him, but, apparently, he intended to have the last laugh after all. Judging from his recently uncovered notes, which will be put on p... [more]

20150401140023-follies The Paris Follies: No. 1   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/1/15

At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From the Le Parc de la Villette to Le Grand Arch, her lines will be made of hypercubes, topologies, tangles and tautologies. When Haussmann planned Paris center quadrants giving way to five radiating boulevards, he did not foresee that it would like a city full of stars, lingering long after their time. In Paris, city of... [more]

20150331124728-_peter_williams_novella_4 Kicking Against the Pricks   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Peter Williams at NOVELLA March 13th - April 5th
Posted 3/31/15

“And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, 'Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.'” —Acts 26:14 (King James Version) "We have art in order not to die from the truth." —Nietzsche The paintings of Peter Williams have, for a long time, addressed the nature of the body, specifically addressing how one might inhabit such a fragile space in such an arbi... [more]

20150331155044-image The Paris Follies   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/31/15

At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From the Le Parc de la Villette to Le Grand Arch, her lines will be made of hypercubes, topologies, tangles and tautologies. When Haussmann planned Paris center quadrants giving way to five radiating boulevards, he did not foresee that it would like a city full of stars, lingering long after their time. In Paris, city of... [more]

20150330152137-nadia_kaabi-linke Melting Machismo: Nadia Kaabi-Linke's Fahrenheit 311   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Nadia Kaabi-Linke at Lawrie Shabibi March 16th - May 14th
Posted 3/30/15

Medically speaking, at precisely 311 degrees Fahrenheit, testosterone, the male sex hormone, begins to melt. With her second solo show at Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai, Fahrenheit 311: Seven Legends of Machismo, Nadia Kaabi-Linke presents eight place-centred works that each conduct an autopsy on masculine qualities and myths—from war and glory to violence and heroism. The seven deadly sins run in parallel. In case you need a re-cap of Dante’s Inferno, these are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath,... [more]

20150327132926-danny-volk-slideshow-s1e8 Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E8 with Pope.L   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/27/15

Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before. Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant. This week: Pope.L puts on his best Dick Cheney face to do Danny's make up. Expect gr... [more]

20150326223703-screen_shot_2015-03-26_at_11 Performing Tables   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/25/15

Laura Letinsky photographs material debris left behind on tabletops. Orange peels, breadcrumbs, partially consumed cakes, wine stains, or sometimes a more theatrical octopus spread out in evocative, transitory constellations. At any moment one imagines a figure will enter the picture frame, destroying the aesthetic confluence in an effort to wipe the table down and deposit all captured remnants in a trashcan. This is partly what’s so compelling about these photographs: framed by the camer... [more]

20150319094644-2 Henry Taylor Filters Life Through Portraiture   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Henry Taylor at Untitled New York March 1st - April 4th
Posted 3/24/15

Near the entrance of Untitled Gallery on the Lower East Side is a slab of concrete with a shovel stuck into it. Chair legs and wire sprout off the shovel, as do branches wrapped in stretched pantyhose like wings on an urban angel. The shovel’s handle fits into the mouth of a plastic bottle shaped like a fuel container, painted black to resemble an African mask. On the adjacent wall hangs an antique wooden mirror frame, which now holds a hand-drawn Confederate flag found by the artist. Two to... [more]

20150324105903-unnamed-6 Omenka Gallery Lagos: Gallerist Oliver Enwonwu on Nigerian Art for the Future   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/15

Omenka Gallery is based in the relatively affluent Ikoyi district of Lagos, located near the Lagoon. The complex of buildings I enter is surrounded by a beautifully kept garden with a cafe. The young and dynamic gallery for contemporary art is set next to the Enwonwu family home as well as the Ben Enwonwu Foundation. Oliver Enwonwu, Director of Omenka Gallery, is the youngest child of the pioneering modernist artist Ben Enwonwu, although, as he explains here, this did not predetermine his going into... [more]

20150324162601-mr_art_critic_poster The Internet as a Platform for Art Criticism, and Dildos   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/15

The much-loathed profession of art criticism is facing an odd future online: the myth of the click web has turned out to be apocryphal, and according to recent research conducted by and written about by Chartbeat, we're heading towards the era of the "attention web." But traffic-seeking clickbait has not been completely disbanded. We know that last year one of the most searched for words on our site was "dildo." How does this data-crunching on how readers navigate, and on what they enjoy on our site... [more]

20150324155802-i Trying to Disarm a Racist Machine with Aesthetics   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin at Foam - Fotografie Museum March 20th - June 3rd
Posted 3/24/15

The capitalist economy is sexist: women earn less than men for doing the same job and the glass ceiling prevents them from ever reaching the top. Mainstream media are biased against LGBTs and propagate heterosexuality as the norm. It’s usually systems that are accused of being skewed against minorities, and usually on just grounds. But Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin take it one step further. The artist duo echoes French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard who, when shooting a film in Mozambique... [more]

20150325120250-20150324015053-mario-hell Mario Rising: Imagery, Identity, and Myth in an 8-bit Classic   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/15

The internet is a petri dish for myth and meme. Stories and ideas self replicate, mutate, spread themselves around. What is the tipping point for an idea to become so copiously proliferated that it achieves the status of something like fact? Is it an unwillingness to question the idea's authority, pure dominance through abundance? Whilst looking at some medieval representations of hell online recently I came across the image above. It immediately reminded me of the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. Could... [more]

20150326125903-69937296_fc033182d1_z #MuseumWeek: The World's Weirdest Museums   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/15

In celebration of #MuseumWeek 2015, we asked our friends and colleagues: "What's the weirdest museum you've visited?" The responses we got back revealed some pretty wacky institutes from all corners of the globe, from the Pez Museum to the Museum of Broken Relationships. From spine-tingling to saccharine, they reflect the full gamut of human freakiness. But what does the list tell us about our definition of weird—and our attraction to it? Are these museums an homage to life's curiosities, or... [more]

20150324192016-diamond_head_1 The Sphinx of Waikiki   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/15

At its genesis in the final years of the 19th century, the American Empire was more than just a land-based expansion westward. It was a network of islands, an American Archipelago. A hemispheric smear stretching from Puerto Rico through Cuba, out to Hawai'i, Samoa, Guam, and the Philippines, the real challenge for the American center—like all maritime imperial forces—consisted first and foremost in ensuring the reliable transmission of political, social, and commercial power over the many nautical mi... [more]

20150324201728-6 Do It Anyway: Platforms of Perseverance in San Francisco   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/15

From the Gold Rush to the Psychedelic era, through the tech boom and bust of the 1990s, San Francisco has been a mecca for prospectors, freaks and geeks, and mainstream challengers. But the city's hold on such monikers has been challenged lately, with populations touted as the “best and brightest” flooding in to work for major tech corporations and affecting the cultural landscape. San Francisco is currently in a heightened state of what the Situationists, particularly Guy Debord, referre... [more]

20150323104956-18_edgar_degas_femme_dans_son_bain_s_epongeant_la_jambe The Emancipation of Private Space in Five Centuries of Art History   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/23/15

The curators of a new exhibition at Marmottan Museum, Paris, Georges Vigarello and Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, have chosen an audacious topic: La Toilette and The Invention of Privacy, tracing the ritual practices that accompany the toilette through selected part of art history (with works on display from the 15th to the first half of 20th century). Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, Le Bain, 1902. Copyright Musee cantonal des beaux-arts de Lausanne The "toilette" (bathroom) is here understood in i... [more]


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