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Boycott or Action? Bansky in Gaza  
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2/27/15 Posted 2/27/15

Shot simply and in his typical parodic style, Banksy's latest project to go viral is a short video that sees the anonymous street artist and activist enter the Gaza Strip. It is the first work the British artist has completed in the Palestinian territory, but in 2005 nine pieces of his art appeared on Israel's West Bank barrier. The two minute video is titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination"—a satirical reimagining of an aspirational travel ad. It ends with th... [more]

Fair Flow: Colombian Beats for #ArcoColombia  
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2/26/15 Posted 2/26/15

Colombian music represents an amazing amalgamation of cultures and climes—and just as Colombian art is in the spotlight at ARCOmadrid, Colombia's musical infusions are another cultural industry that is beginning to garner international attention. Big bands like Grupo Bahía, Puerto Candelaria, and others here combine afro-caribé and neo-jazz with many other influences, rhythms, and instruments to brew a uniquely Colombian sound. We've collected a few of our favorites below f... [more]

Art or Not?  
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2/26/15 Posted 2/26/15

Art or Not? Sometimes the art world just wants to have fun. Or so we'd like to think. Every weekend, with our tongues firmly in cheeks, we invite our readers to a game of spot the difference. This week: construction sites. Which of the artworks described below is by an artist whose accolades include the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim Museum? #1 “I don't want to exhibit something to someone any more. I want to do the reverse: I want to exhibit someone to something." #2 "I wanted to create a work in which you could breathe, you could see, you could move. Like a... [more]

Georgia Fee Residency Summer Session Now Accepting Applications  
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2/26/15 Posted 2/26/15

The summer session of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is now accepting applications. All applications must by submitted by Friday, April 3rd at Midnight Pacific Time. To apply, click on enter Residency to the right of your ArtSlant Profile.The Summer 2015 residency will take place July 1st - August 31st, 2015. It includes a monthly stipend of $1000 USD and airfare to and from Paris. The residency takes place in the middle of Paris. Studio space is not provided. Thanks to... [more]

20150225092002-martiefhniesbf Learn The New Way Of Protecting Yourself With Kickboxing Personal Training Academy In Sydney  
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at health > New York
February 25th - February 25th
Posted 2/25/15

Kickboxing is not an exclusive men’s sport. However, women can perform better in kickboxing with the help of the professional trainers. Boxing is art to protect yourself from attack. In different Martial Arts Seminars in Sydney world champions described kickboxing as the motivated form of martial arts. It is very important that you choose the right and authenticated academy to learn kickboxing.Martial arts seminars Sydney is one of the popular academies having more than hundreds of successful students of... [more]

20150126165655-7 Lord, just give me sign!  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts > Worldwide Philadelphia
January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 2/22/15

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20150222_Lord__just_give_me_sign_.html by BECKY BATCHA "So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount. The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly." Read more at http://www.phil... [more]

Art or Not?  
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2/20/15 Posted 2/20/15

Art or Not? The art PR world: love it or hate it, it's a dab hand at spin. Each week, ArtSlant asks our readers to indulge us in a game of spot the difference. This week: empty galleries. Which of the images described below is judged to be a genuine work of art, by an artist who has won a prestigious art prize? #1 Lights go on, lights go off—sunshine and rain, and then back to beginning to repeat endlessly. I do not know what the artist was thinking about when he made it, but to me it always looked like a swing, a mood swing. That's why I never found it funny but frighte... [more]

20150220203522-unnamed EXPO CHICAGO announces curators for IN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO 2015 exposition  
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2/20/15 Posted 2/20/15

EXPO CHICAGO has announced that their large-scale program, IN/SITU, will be curated by Louis Grachos. Grachos has curated the likes of Do Ho Suh and Tom Sachs as the ED of The Contemporary Austin. EXPO VIDEO will be curated by Alfredo Cramerotti who runs the MOSTYN gallery, the largest publicly funded contemporary art institution in Wales. See the Full Release below: Bringing together more than 20 regional curators during EXPO CHICAGO, Sept. 17–20, 2015, The International Exposition of... [more]

20150220235310-ka2015f Saratoga: Arnold explores language through her art By Khalida Sarwari  
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kathryn arnold, solo exhibition at Triton Museum of Art > San Francisco
February 20th - March 29th
Posted 2/20/15

http://www.mercurynews.com/campbell/ci_27322224/saratoga-arnold-explores-language-through-her-art In her first solo museum exhibition, West Valley College art department chairwoman Kathryn Arnold explores the concept of language and the ways in which language interprets what we experience. Aptly titled, "The Impact of Language," the exhibition opens on Valentine's Day at the Triton Museum of Art and runs through March 29. In this exhibit, Arnold showcases about a dozen works, including large-sc... [more]

20150220235310-ka2015f Language Explored in Kathryn Arnold’s Solo Show By Melissa McKenzie  
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kathryn arnold, solo exhibition at Triton Museum of Art > San Francisco
February 20th - March 29th
Posted 2/21/15

Language Explored in Kathryn Arnold’s Solo Show By Melissa McKenzie http://www.santaclaraweekly.com/2015/Issue-8/language_explored_in_kathryn_arnolds_solo_show.html If someone is characterized as “short,” “chipper” or “stubborn,” it will immediately implant an image about the person being described. Although not often contemplated, there are strong implications associated with language. And, despite there being no standard of what the line is for “s... [more]

20150219163731-try2 When Technique Gives Birth to Vision - Lenticular Art by Jeon Nak - Review by Mary Gregory  
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Jeon Nak at Able Fine Art NY Gallery > New York
February 19th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 2/19/15

Jeon Nak, Axis N In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a new technology, photography, was in its nascent stages. Primarily used as a scientific, documentary tool, it would take decades before artists began experimenting with it as a source of creative work. Early photographs by Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Eadweard James Muybridge and others hinted at the possibilities of the medium. Eventually, artists like Man Ray and Ansel Adams found a way to express their own personal visi... [more]

20150107094003-blowup "Swinging London" Meets Conceptual Photography at C/O's Blow-Up  
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at C/O Berlin > Berlin
2/18/15 Posted 2/18/15

C/O Berlin recently moved to its new home, the Amerika Haus, a 1950s architectural trademark that saw little of the vicious consumerism and booming hedonism that characterized the so-called "Swinging 60s," yet plays perfect host to an exhibition centered on the era. C/O's current exhibition Blow-Up revolves around Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's iconic 1966 film of the same name. Photography’s ability to picture reality is challenged both in the movie, as well as in the exhibitio... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Winner exhibiting in JustMad in Madrid  
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2/16/15 Posted 2/16/15

We are very excited about the participation of ArtSlant Prize Winner 2013, Robin Kang, in the upcoming JustMad Feria de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid. JustMad is presenting a new section called Just Brooklyn where seven galleries from this New York borough will be participating. Opening February 24th until March 1st, there will be a special program of events for BK dealers and non-profits as a way to enhance intercultural experiences and promote a dialogue with regards to the influence of culture... [more]

20150216154412-1-m_morton-naryn Margaret Morton at the Houghton Gallery by Peggy Roalf  
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Margaret Morton at The Cooper Union - Foundation Building > New York
February 16th - February 28th
Posted 2/16/15

http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/12811/margaret-morton-at-the-houghton-gallery.html [more]

ArtSlant Prize Round 1 Jurors Announced  
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2/16/15 Posted 2/16/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards We are very pleased to announce our panel of Round 1 Jurors! The application period ends March 6th - enter today! Eric Shiner is the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world, located in Pittsburgh, PA. At The Warhol Museum, Shiner organized Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, an exhibition that showcased the artwork of 14 established contemporary artists invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. In... [more]

Art or Not?  
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2/13/15 Posted 2/10/15

Art or Not? Sometimes it can feel like the art world is having a joke at the public's expense. What makes an artwork "genuine" or an artful coincidence? Every Friday, ArtSlant invites you to put your tongue in your cheek, and consider which of the pictures below is a work of art. This week we ask: which of these images showing puppies at play is the real artwork? #1 This Chilean artist builds a strong sense of community into her interactive projects. This facility contains "sculptures" that function both as tunnels and platforms for pets, as well as benches for their o... [more]


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