Announcing the Round 2 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014
Francesca GavinVisual Arts Editor, Dazed, London.
Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused, a Contributing Editor at Artsy.net, Twin, AnOther and Sleek magazine. Gavin is the author of five books including The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound, published by Laurence King. She curated exhibitions at spaces including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris,... [more]
Cornelius Gurlitt, photo by Markus Hannich
Officials will continue to investigate the “Schwabing Art Trove” for Nazi looted art; pieces not under investigation will be returned “without delay.”
Those are the conditions of the agreement reached by Bavarian officials and Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, who’s been a focus of media attention since officials seized over 1,400 pieces (valued at $1.3 billion) from his home in Munich two years ago.
The agreement was... [more]
Zhang Xiaogang, Bloodline: Big Family No. 3, via Sotheby's
A slowing economy does not seem to be stalling demand in China’s growing art market. Sotheby’s Hong Kong closed Saturday with record auction sales totaling $86 million, breaking nine records for Asian artists and bringing the auction house to some $140 million in sales in the first three days of its spring auctions.
Included in Saturday’s sales was Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodline: Big Fami... [more]
Douglas Mandry, Montagne I (Ponction, volutes), 2013
ArtSlant Prize Exhibitions presents Douglas Mandry, the first artist to be selected for our ArtSlant Prize exhibition series, 2014. Mandry's photography is in response to the standardized representation of the landscape and the possible loss of material references in the digital era. In an effort to get closer to the process of analog retouching, his photographs are first printed, then reworked, exploiting their physical properties; the print... [more]
Saint Hoax is at it again, this time serving us world leaders as Disney villains. The Middle-Eastern artist (he hasn’t revealed his real name or where he lives) caught our attention when he turned world leaders into drag queens (now available as sweatshirts) and then into blow-up sex dolls. He rewrites history through visual lies, calling the work “POPlitical." In this latest iteration exploring the performativity of global politics, Saint Hoax imagines Sarah Palin as Cruella de Vil,... [more]
The work of Athanasios Argianas thrives between media. He makes objects which encode pieces of music he may have composed in the past, and designs objects to be used as structures for performances in the future and vice versa. At the last Performa Biennial, for example, he made slides of tree branches, which were treated as a score for a Theremin (a modernist protosynthesizer from the early 20th century), while at the last São Paulo Biennial he presented a sculptural structure supporti... [more]
A Million Little Pieces by Maria Rapoport Meredith James at Jack Hanley Gallery- New York
March 15th - April 13th
The red-and-white checked, anamorphic floor of Meredith James’s video installation Delmar, showing through April 13th at the Jack Hanley Gallery, primes viewers to expect a puzzle. The video triptych behind the green velvet curtains at the far end of the gallery doesn’t disappoint.
As a form, the triptych can be traced from the painted altarpieces of the early Renaissance to modern films. Before the now standard use of widescreen in film, Abel Gance made use of a triptych format to... [more]
Comparison Leads to Violence
In her dreams Hillary Clinton was funny and poignantly critical. In one such dream she found herself back in the dreaded and competitive atmosphere of parenting a child through a junior high school science fair. Where all around her were the co-labourings of father and daughter, mother and son, she had left her younglings to their own device to discover themselves as amateurs. The theme of this years fair, though not outwardly stated, was the crustacean-like-penis. Ebo... [more]
When we joked about Putin becoming a painter for April Fools, we considered photoshopping his face onto a photo of President George W. Bush standing next to one of his paintings. Then we decided it was too easy. Well, Bush is still a bush-league painter and it looks like the joke is still on Putin. Today on the Today Show, the former president unveiled his latest series of paintings. If you thought he may have peaked early with first exhibition of dogs, you were wrong. Bush’s series of po... [more]
The Biennial Project’s Marfa Artist Residency provides an international artist with the opportunity to participate in a career-making event. It took over a year of intense fundraising from local and international private patrons for BRMAC to realize the Marfa Digital Residency (http://the-biennial-project.com/blogengine.net/post/2014/01/11/.aspx).Now, you may ask, why Marfa, Texas? And for those of you who might not know – prepare to get all fired up, because the tiny town of Marfa, perched on the high plains of the Chihuahua desert, is nothing less than an art’s world station of the cross, like Art Basel or Doc... [more]
With one of the strongest collector bases in Europe, it’s no wonder Art Brussels makes sure it has something for everyone. Like the city's flourishing art scene, the fair brings emerging artists and galleries together with their more established peers.
Take advantage of the opportunity to get your artwork noticed by our worldly readers (not to mention Belgian collectors). Spaces are now available in ArtSlant's upcoming Art Brussels Special Edition; reserve now.
The Ace Hotel DTLA has partnered with SAGE PROJECTS for a special Pop-Up art show April 10 – 29, 2014! This event looks great, see you at the opening
APRIL 10 – APRIL 29, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 10th // 7-10pm
SAGE PROJECTS in association with Ace Hotel DTLA are pleased to present Los Angeles based ﬁne art photographer and ﬁlmmaker, Matthias Koenigswieser, in his ﬁrst solo exhibition. “CHIAROSCURO”, a Renaissance-derived term des... [more]
MoMA Plans Only Female Art for 2015
An Archive as Impetus performance in MoMA’s Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, 2013, where artist Xaviera Simmons read a list of demands, including to "erase sexism at MoMA" clearly made an impression on the Museum leadership. Photograph courtesy of Xaviera Simmons.
To mark the 30 year anniversary of the first Guerrilla Girls protest at MoMA, Director Glenn D. Lowry announced yesterday plans to give the museum over exclusively to women artists for the entire year... [more]
"Visions and Revelations" at Point Park University by Carole P. Kunstadt June Blumberg, Pennie Brantley, Elizabeth Myers Castonguay, Jean Goddeau, Annette Jaret, Claudia Kleefeld, Carole P. Kunstadt, Linda Lippa, Virginia Mallon, Michelle Manley, Judith Modrak, Sharon Navage, Mary Alice Orito, Sally Ruddy, Anica Shpilberg, Betty Usdan Zwickler at Point Park University
March 28th - May 18th