“I’m scared to go back.”
We were all squeezed into wooden folding chairs with a crowd standing around the perimeter of the room at Last Projects, on the second floor, where an old air conditioner, inadequately exhaling intermittent wafts of cool air, and a set of heavy Venetian blinds blocked out the sights and sounds of Hollywood Boulevard below. It was nearing 10pm.
Their screening was over, and Pink, as she would like to be called, was at the front of the room, standing with her... [more]
One of the best things I read about the status of art in the public space this year was written by Edo Dijksterhuis, covering Taturo Atzu's rooftop intervention on Amsterdam's oldest church: "It becomes like urban furniture, not something people notice. No one seems to care about monuments or how they’re perceived, whether they’re perceived at all. It takes a conscious effort to really see them again."
This really made me think: public art is a huge commitment, but it's true—i... [more]
It's time to emerge from our summer carapace and get on the gallery trail again. ArtSlant's editors and writers have been sifting through the torrents of press releases and Facebook events to find the best September has to offer—from the big institutes to the alternative art venues that might not be on your radar. How do we decide what makes it into our top 15? Of course, there are many good exhibitions to be found outside of this necessary reduction, but our editorial staff have an eye f... [more]
Amir H. Fallah’s portraits resemble the site of an archaeological dig. When Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb, the young pharaoh’s body was wrapped in shrouds with his material possessions painstakingly arranged around him. Likewise, Fallah incorporates everyday objects from a subject’s home into ornate, unconventional portraits that obscure the figure’s face, finding profound connections in the seemingly mundane and charm in the ugly. It’s not coincidental t... [more]
by Alexandra Chipkin
On the evening of August 13th Guilmi seemed to be waking up. A cacophony of voices could be heard as townspeople and visitors gathered in a small piazza to listen to stories beingread aloud from inside a van. Later this van was opened up to reveal photographs lining the inside of the car: forming a small gallery. This gallery is in fact the perfect size for this town of no more than 200 people. The exhibition is called Avanzi, or leftovers. It is the result of about three we... [more]
By: Amy Haddad
Michael and Yhelena Hall’s thought-provoking installation at The Mission in Chicago does more than draw attention to the environment. This show reveals practical solutions to contemporary problems.
Partial exhibition shot of “Wilderness and Household.”
Creating artwork that generates awareness to environmental issues is nothing new. Agnes Denes famously created “Wheatfield” in 1982. Two acres of wheat were planted and harvested in a Manhattan l... [more]
YOU PEOPLE by johnwilkes The Fairman Family at ARTHOUSE1
August 1st - August 28th
It isn’t often that you get the chance to look into the workings of a family of artists over three generations, laying themselves open to scrutiny and speculation on their relationships. With the age of the artists ranging from the mature seventies to the youthful twenties, the work is bound to be wildly diversified; from the skilled and honed creativity of one generation to the enthusiastic optimism of another, with all sharing a dedication to, and love of, the arts, each exploring and de... [more]
Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine September/October. Carpazine Underground Art magazine featuring: Jesse Mosher: Punk Art, A.R.D: Hardcore since 1984, Ear and There: Be a part of this worldwide phenomenon, Matthew Lineham: New Wave Saints, Stax Museum: Stax: Visions of Soul, Street Artist: Sath, Muskga: The revival of guitars with substance, Leigh de Vries: Strange, Manoush and many more!
Chicago’s century-old Garfield Park Conservatory—one of the largest greenhouse conservatories in the country—has been referred to as “landscape art under glass.” This fall, landscape art will meet contemporary art when Luftwerk, the artistic vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, brings a series of large-scale, responsive light and sculptural installations to the horticultural monument.
Check out our interview with the artists from 2014 here.
Luftwerk’s sol... [more]
Almost every time you wake up, the very first room you step into is the bathroom.It is this very same room that you step into to finish up your night time chores. So, pamper yourselves with a luxurious master bathroom to conduct your daily hygiene chores. The importance of a luxurious, comforting bathroom has gained immense importance. Refresh Your Vanity:
When redecorating, the new furnitures and fixtures need not necessarily be expensive. You've got to pay attention every detail to provide... [more]
This is the videoclip I created about the spectacular wedding dress made by Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist.
THE WEDDING DRESS BY MITRANI YARDEN - VIDEOCLIP BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
Three months of work, meters of silk and stretch tulle, 5 different kinds of lace-embroidery (stitched directly on the dress), hundreds of blue an red pearls, 35 covered buttons: these are some numbers behind this wonderful creation.
Through my photos and video I tried to bring my eyes close to the... [more]
They call it “Marbs.” Some of them do, anyway—not the real deal money; not 'Tony' and 'Mel' Banderas-Griffiths, whose beach-front palace’s lease, quite tragically, outlived their marriage—but the ones who are there for an earthier breed of bacchanal: the drunks, the San Tropez tanners, the motor-mouthed swimsuit babes, the rutting Croyden bucks—and so on, and so forth. Breasts as buoyant as puppies; pectorals as tight as spinster's mouths: the strip on Puerto... [more]
The number of tourists pouring into Amsterdam increases steadily every year. Obviously Madame Tussauds, the Anne Frank House and—of course—the red light district are popular destinations, but in the last decade or so museums have become a serious pull-factor. Number one on the list is the Rijksmuseum, welcoming more than 2.4 million visitors in 2014 and on track to break that record this year. For the exhibition Late Rembrandt alone half a million tickets were sold.
Besides happy faces... [more]
Courtesy The Poor Farm.
Great Poor Farm Experiment VII
Exhibitions on view through June 2016 Opening: July 31–August 2, 2015 Poor FarmE6325 County Highway BB Manawa, WI 54949www.poorfarmexperiment.org
Exhibition: Listening and Making Sound"Now is the sublime. I used to hate that word, I was interested in subjecti... [more]
Turning the Tables on Global Self-Evidence by Edo Dijksterhuis Georges Adéagbo, Brook Andrew, Raqs Media Collective, Marjolijn Dijkman, Mark Dion, Meschac Gaba, Simryn Gill, Mona Hatoum, Romuald Hazoumè, Femke Herregraven, Tsang Kin-Wah, Rivane Neuenschwander, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Batoul S'himi, Taryn Simon, Andrea Stultiens, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ghana ThinkTank, Tintin Wulia, Chen Zhen at Museum De Lakenhal
June 27th - October 4th
Empty prisons, abandoned shipyards, derelict factories—in the past couple of decades these raw and unpolished places have become very popular as locations for art fairs, biennials, and temporary exhibitions. Often it’s simply because of their atmospheric quality. Or to stress the fact that the art on show really is connected to the outside world and not only functions within the artificial ecosystem of the museum. But it works best if the location’s identity and the exhibition... [more]