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Interview: Hal Foster on Bad New Days   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 9/1/15

Hal Foster's new book, Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency, is set for release on Tuesday, September, 8. In it, Foster, Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, works through art's recent history to find what is and isn't working within the arts. Considering recent paradigms of art ranging from "abject" to "post-critical," Foster uses his plain, incisive style to help locate the failures of contemporary art in hopes that more novel and critical art can come to the f... [more]

Round 5 Showcase Winners Announced  
8/31/15 Posted 8/31/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards The Showcase Winners for Round 5 have been announced! Now, our jurors will go through the winners and select one artist from each category to be considered for the ArtSlant Prize. The Juried Winners for Round 5 will be announced on Monday, September 7th. Round 6 — the FINAL ROUND — opens September 11th. Round 5 Jurors Kelani Nichole is an independent curator and user-centered design specialist working at the intersection... [more]

Under the Radar: Tayyab Tariq, Sonia E Barrett, Luiz Philippe Carneiro de Mendonça  
8/31/15 Posted 8/31/15

Under the Radar ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Tayyab Tariq — Lahore, Pakistan Sonia E Barrett — Germany Luiz Philippe Carneiro de Mendonça — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... [more]

Knock-Off Art and Tales of Artistic Production in Advanced Capitalism   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 8/27/15

I was recently at an art fair where one gallery—that shall remain nameless—presented the work of a young artist in a solo booth. The work, while distinct in some ways, was at the very least derivative of Anish Kapoor’s wall mounted discs. Enameled aluminum panels in sweeping gradients, they were perfectly suited to the market of the fair: take it home, put it on a wall. They were robust, large works that shouted “wealth.” Sold for $800-$2000 apiece. By the third da... [more]

Announcing the Round 5 Jurors  
8/24/15 Posted 8/24/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards We are very pleased to announce our panel of jurors for Round 5 of the ArtSlant Prize 2015! Kelani Nichole is an independent curator and user-centered design specialist working at the intersection of Art + Technology. She is co-founder and director of TRANSFER, an exhibition space exploring contemporary computer-based practice and its physical instantiation. Valeria Maculan is a visual artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cu... [more]

Podcast, Working (it) Out Now on iTunes  
8/21/15 Posted 8/21/15

ArtSlant's weekly podcast, Working (it) Out with Gillian Dykeman is now available on iTunes. Listen to new and old podcasts from the first season for free! Working (it) Out is all about that age-old question: Does art require an audience? Gillian asks contemporary artists from around the world what their thoughts are on the relationship between artist and audience and how their work relies on or denies the audience. You can check out the podcast on soundcloud, iTunes or on ArtSlant. [more]

Two Weeks Left in the Penultimate Round of the ArtSlant Prize  
8/18/15 Posted 8/18/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards Image: Round 5 Showcase entry, Patty Carroll, Planty, 2014. Round 5 is accepting submissions until August 28th! Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities as well as inclusion in our brand new Amazon Art Sales Platform - not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the details. Click enter Showcase to the right of your ArtSlant profile. Don't have one? Create your free profile today! Just $3 en... [more]

AICAD Announces New Residency for Non-Students   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 8/17/15

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), purveyors of the prestigious New York Studio Residency Program (NYSRP) have announced a new initiative for non-student artists called the Studio Practice Residency. The Studio Practice Residency, currently accepting applications, is lead by William Powhida, Artistic Co-Director of NYSRP, and is comprised of six, four-month residencies in the AICAD facility in DUMBO. The Studio Practice program will include visits with prominent New York critics and artists including... [more]

Round 5 of the ArtSlant Prize Now Open  
8/10/15 Posted 8/10/15

Image: Round 5 Showcase entry, Deborah Druick, Non Consensual Fragments, 2015. $20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards Round 5 is now accepting submissions for the 2015 ArtSlant Prize. To enter, go to your profile and click enter Showcase on the right side of your screen. Round 5 ends August 28th and is the penultimate round for 2015 so be sure to get your best work seen by our panel of gallerists, curators and arts professionals before the competition comes to an end. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities as we... [more]

ArtSlant Prize | Round 4 Juried Winners Announced!  
8/4/15 Posted 8/4/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards We're excited to announce our Round 4 juried winners! Congratulations! This round's selections courtesy of Phillip March Jones of Insititute 193, New York, and Andy of Ashes/Ashes Gallery, Los Angeles. Thank you to our jurors and all of the Winners from Round 4! Round 5 opens on Friday, August 7th. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 4 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Ben Rosecrans Ti... [more]

Round 4 Juried Winners Announced  
8/4/15 Posted 8/4/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards Congratulations to our Juried Winners! This round's selections courtesy of Phillip March Jones of Insititute 193 and Andy of Ashes/Ashes Gallery. Thank you to our jurors and all of the Winners from Round 4! Round 5 opens on Friday, August 7th. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 4 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Ben Rosecrans Title: prouned.11, 2015 PAINTING ... [more]

Art or Not?  
7/31/15 Posted 7/31/15

Art or Not? Summer is properly upon us: the art world populus has migrated from urban cultural epicentres to scattered exotic outposts—but this time, the art is following them. Hoping to posit itself as one of those is Marbella, freshly added to the fair circuit, with its inaugural edition of Art Marbella. Will it change the attitudes of the cultural elite towards this coastal luxury hotspot, currently known as a magnet for Brits with bad taste? We've been on the prowl to see what's on off... [more]

Portugal Contact Zone at Art Marbella: The Complexity of Cultural Interplay in Southern Europe   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/28/15

Europe's refugee crisis has reached political and humanitarian extremes this year, with an unprecedented number of asylum seekers—many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa—risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Across the continent a social and political atmosphere fueled by racism, xenophobia, fiscal conservatism and austerity has given rise to a radical disconnect between many Europeans and their southern neighbors. Horrifically, Greek Isle holidaymakers have been heard complaining about vacationi... [more]

A Short Interview with Alejandro Zaia, Founder of Art Marbella   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/30/15

Alejandro Zaia, the head of the critically-acclaimed Pinta London, is an unusual figure in the art world, coming to the world of the art fair through a love of contemporary Latin American art. Though a native of the PR and Advertising industries, he has now added a second fair to his collection, Art Marbella. ArtSlant: Why Marbella? Alejandro Zaia: Because Marbella and the whole Costa del Sol is the hottest spot in the European summer. It is a multicultural city — plenty of Germans, English,... [more]

The Puerto Banús Strip Is Decadent and Depraved   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/29/15

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]

ArtSlant at Art Marbella  
7/28/15 Posted 7/28/15

Brett Day Windham - Art Marbella ArtSlant is pleased to present Brett Day Windham at Art Marbella, a new fair in the Costa del Sol of Southern Spain. We will be exhibiting the works she completed during her time at the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency as well as a selection of her collage work. You can find us at booth A-03 at the Palacio de Congresos, Marbella, Spain. Art Marbella runs July 30th - August 3rd. BRETT DAY WINDHAM | Bio: ... [more]

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