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[VIDEO] Interview / Alchemical Reading with Artist Robert Burnier at EXPO CHICAGO  
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10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

On Saturday September 20 at EXPO CHICAGO we invited a number of artists to come by the ArtSlant booth for an interview—but rather than your standard artist interview, we did things a little differently. Drawing inspiration from the Voynich manuscript and curator Manus Groenen's Cryptographics exhibition, our interviews took on the form of something like a cross between a tarot session and chance operations. Presented with a series of picture cards, vaguely grouped by loose association with the section... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Anna Kefaloyianni  
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10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

(Image: Anna Kefaloyianni, white flowers, 2008, oil on canvas, 56,3 x 32,3 x 2 inches; © Anna Kefaloyianni) Anna Kefaloyianni (b. Crete, Greece) I find inspiration in nature. l like to analyse and compose my landscapes in order to get the desired result. The actual process might take a lot of time, but it is the act of painting that I enjoy the most. The idea of nature is portrayed sometimes pale and sensitive, sometimes intense and dynamic, in conjunction with all the spectra o... [more]

Deputy Mayor Declares Paris "World Capital of Street Art" for Nuit Blanche 2014  
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10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

HeHe, Radiant Tree, Nuit blanche 2014 © HeHe Nuit Blanche, Paris’s annual night-long celebration of art, music, and light, kicks off tonight at 8pm and runs until 7am Sunday morning. Each arrondissement offers its own attractions, from light art installations to public performances, and roving bands of art watchers wander around the city of lights in search of the glow of projections, late night gallery openings, and the strains of music. This year is unique in that it highlights... [more]

Get Some Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Art in NYC  
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10/3/14 Posted 10/3/14

It's #FAF, yawl. Held on the first Friday of every month, Free Art Friday is the day to pick up your latest urban art acquisitions. Artists leave pieces on the street for free and sometimes leave clues on Twitter and Instagram. If you recognize the place in the picture, hustle on over and pick it up. For example, in the spirit of #PumpkinSpiceLatteSeason, me made an early drop this morning, leaving 10 pumpkin spice latte colored vinyl pieces around NYC. #dolladollabills #pumpkinspice #pumpkinspiceeverything #punkins Since its start in NYC several years ago, #FAF h... [more]

Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency Announces Shortlist for Winter 2015 and Staff Residency Recipient  
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10/3/14 Posted 10/3/14

ArtSlant, the global contemporary arts network and magazine, is pleased to announce the shortlist of applicants for the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency, Winter 2015. Congratulations: Dena Al-Adeeb, Artist and Writer, New York City, NY Caitlin Baucom, Interdisciplinary Artist, New York City, NY Alva CalyMayor, Visual Artist, NYC / Mexico D.F. Mary Coyne, Curator and Writer, Brooklyn, NY Alicia Eler, Art Critic and Journalist,... [more]

Showcase Winner: Bianca Pratorius  
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10/2/14 Posted 10/2/14

(Image: Bianca Pratorius, It, 2014, installation; © Bianca Pratorius)   Bianca Pratorius (b. 1969, Cologne, Germany) In my work I explore pattern, structure and repetition through the use of simple yet labor- intensive processes. I continuously investigate different materials for their structural and tactile potential and the process of selecting them is very deliberate. The soft forms I create from felt revolve around the process of hand cutting the felt into very organized ladder type patte... [more]

Can't Get Enough Koons? Whitney Museum Announces 36-Hour Koons-a-thon  
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10/2/14 Posted 10/3/14

Installation view of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 27–October 19, 2014). © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ronald Amstutz. The Whitney Museum announced today that in celebration of the final weekend of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective—and indeed the final weekend before the museum moves to its new downtown digs—it will remain open for 36 hours straight, from 11 am Saturday, October 18, through 11 pm Sunday, October 19. Visiting a museum at 3 am must be a... [more]

ArtSlant Prize: Round 6 Showcase Winners Announced  
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9/30/14 Posted 9/30/14

Round 6 Showcase Winners have been announced! Check out all the great work! Our jurors are currently going through the winning artworks to select our juried winners who will be announced next Monday. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-founder, Co-directorNuevo Museo de Arte Contempo... [more]

Ello: Is it Good for Artists?  
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9/29/14 Posted 9/29/14

We hate Facebook, but we use it anyways. Its distressing “real name” policy, emotional manipulation for research and the extortion of revenue from small businesses, magazines, non-profits, etc who now must pony up in order for their posts to show in more than 10% of their own fans’ feeds has compounded to make the behemoth social network universally reviled. Unfortunately, no new social media network has come along to take its place. Along comes Ello. Last week, ironically, Twitter... [more]

20140926122958-piu PIU' ARTE PER TUTTI  
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Lisa Batacchi, Raffaello Becucci, Lapo Binazzi (UFO), Giancarlo Norese, Claudio Parrini at Empoli ITALY > Worldwide Empoli
October 4th - October 5th
Posted 9/26/14

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Showcase Winner: Zachary Mory  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

(Image: Zachary Mory, The Inbetween, 103” x 50”, graphite on paper, 2011; © Zachary Mory) Zachary Mory (b. 1979, Madison, WI) Beginning with simple marks made with graphite or ink, I explore different systems and modalities within which those marks can function. One mark leads to the next and so on until what is left is an accumulated residue of the time spent within each particular modality. Slowly each system exhausts itself or reaches it’s inherent structural concl... [more]

Forgotten time capsule found in Boston lion sculpture  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

via Wikimedia Commons When copper statues of a gold lion and silver unicorn were installed above Boston's Old State House in 1901, the majestic creatures weren’t the only objects left for posterity. Inside the lion’s head was a sealed copper box filled with “things that will prove interesting when the box is opened many years hence,” wrote The Boston Globe at the time. The future is now. Earlier this month the lion and unicorn sculptures—emblems representing the b... [more]

New York Art Book Fair Opens This Weekend  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

The New York Art Book Fair can be a rather overwhelming experience, packed with ephemera and elbow-to-elbow crowds. With all the various book launches and events, to help make sure you're not going to miss something awesome at this year's NYABF, here's a list of the exhibitors we highly recommend you check out. Eva Prinz and Thurston Moore of Ecstatic Peace Library. Photograph © Tim Barber. Via Print Mag. Obviously go see Thurston Moore play at the preview tonight (Thursday). At 7pm at Printed Ma... [more]

The Final Submission Phase of the ArtSlant Prize Ends Thursday, 9/25  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/24/14

Round 6, the final round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase ends Thursday, September, 25th. This is your last chance to be considered by our jury for our Aqua Art Miami exhibition. See below for more details on how to enter, the Prize, submission guidelines, etc. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-fo... [more]

Robots Lost at Sea: Tracking an Artwork Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/24/14

On September 9th, a robot was released into the Gulf of Mexico, set adrift in the Gulf Stream. Off the southern tip of Portugal its transatlantic counterpart awaits sendoff into the strong Canary Current this week. Once offshore, these passive robots—floating spheres one-meter in diameter with sensors submerged below sea level—will be left on their own, without human intervention. Their mission: to unite in the middle of the Atlantic, carried only by currents and the forces of nat... [more]

The DIS collective Appointed Curatorial Team of the 9th Berlin Biennale  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/25/14

Office Planter by Lizzie Fitch, $200 on disown DIS, the collective behind a variety of interruptive enterprises such as dismagazine, disown, and disimages has been appointed the curatorial panel of the 9th Berlin Biennale. While the 8th Biennale was curated by Juan A. Gaitán and focused on themes of post-colonialism, the selection of DIS for the next iteration marks a commitment by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art to keep the Berlin Biennale an exciting and semi-unpredictable exhibi... [more]


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