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20150328200225-respiro_w3_1595 Some Reviews  
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Stefano Losi at United Nations - New York > New York
April 17th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 4/4/15

“Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond. | Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all. | Strokes and shadows. Black. Intensity, liberty. And love. Thank you Stefano.” Marco Mathieu, Writer and Journalist - La Repubblica, Rome "This is a “splendid union”. In the words of these poems there is the same hope I cherish when I observe the world." Antonio Maria CostaUnder-Secretary-General of the United Nations “The most impressive work I have picked up in the past couple years. Such... [more]

Laysa Issam al Fannan - Curious Blend of Art & Ego  
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Andy Bauch, Laysa Issam al Fannan, Deleir Georges, Luis Grane, Lisa Mansy at Art Share LA > Los Angeles
March 28th - April 11th
Posted 4/4/15

Laysa Issam al Fannan – Curious Blend of Art & Ego (Presently showing at Art Share LA in Los Angeles) This is possibly the second showing of Laysa’s art that I have found publically, showing presently in Los Angeles, with my first introduction to his work at a showing in Portland, Oregon last year. Having covered the international art scene for many years, I had never heard of this artist until recently, at first not quite knowing where he comes from or if Laysa Issam al Fannan is... [more]

Art or Not?  
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4/2/15 Posted 4/2/15

Art or Not? Sometimes an artwork can spark outrage. An apparently harmless sculpture can cause a public riot that rages on for four decades... But after all, as the artist of the real artwork below once said: "Art isn't democratic." This week: One of the images described below is a pile of bricks. The other is an work of art. Can you tell the difference? #1 It is clear from the variety of materials employed by the artist in his sculpture and from the way in which he presents those materials... [more]

20140822222259-words_in_the_margins_boxed "Experiencing Rational Exuberance" by Kristen T. Woodward  
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Chalda Maloff at Ceres Gallery > New York
April 28th - May 23rd
Posted 4/2/15

The luminous and enigmatic works of Chalda Maloff captivate the viewer with a confluence of art and science. Calligraphic lines course through her paintings before dissolving into pools of shimmering color, while elsewhere tiny ink droplets cluster in schooling formations. These spots call to mind metamorphic transformation, or Art Nouveau pottery and glass; semi-transparent and ethereal. There is the sensation of floating. Other more geometric works challenge the relationship between free associa... [more]

20150206074617-one_two_punch- Abstracted Life, Artists of Note interview by Joe Kovack  
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Patricia Aaron at The William & Joseph Gallery > Santa Fe
May 1st - May 31st
Posted 4/1/15

Southwest Art magazine, April 2015 publication [more]

Georgia Fee Residency Announces Staff Resident  
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3/30/15 Posted 3/30/15

Each year, we select one of our very talented writers to take up residence for a month at our Paris residency. 2015 welcomes Himali Singh Soin to the residency. See below to learn about Himali and her project. ArtSlant is also pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the Summer 2015 term of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency. This term will take place during the months of July/August 2015 and includes a monthly stipend of $1000 USD and airfare to and from the resid... [more]

Art or Not?  
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3/27/15 Posted 3/27/15

Art or Not? Do you ever get the feeling when you enter a gallery, that you just don't get it? Sometimes it seems that the art world is a big ruse, making the most of that fear of the equivocal. Every week, we invite you to turn your ironic eye on art and identify the accidental imposter of the two images below—you might be surprised. This week, abstract stains: which of the below is a work by a world famous artist? #1 ...one of the pioneers of the post-Abstraction-Creation movement i... [more]

20150327213514-unnamed__1_ Centre Pompidou Acquires Former ArtSlant Prize Winner's Work  
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3/27/15 Posted 3/27/15

The Centre Pompidou has added Michael Zelehoski's Open House to its permanent collection. The former ArtSlant Prize Winner is currently represented by Mike Weiss Gallery. With his upcoming show New Order opening on May 7th at Mike Weiss Gallery, this news could not have come at a more exciting time. Zelehoski starts with 3-d... [more]

Welcome to ArtSlant Editions Issue 1: Platform  
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3/25/15 Posted 3/25/15

Theodore Darst, Untitled, 2015. Animated gif. We don’t have websites, software, online marketplaces, or editing tools anymore—we have platforms. In recent years the digital domain has seen once literal platforms—stages, plinths, furniture, buildings—proliferate into the immaterial and spread their surfaces everywhere. But what is a platform exactly? We hear the word all the time—in computing, fashion, marketing, politics—but has sudden ubiquity diluted its me... [more]

20150323233220-logo1 So fun!  
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at Santa Monica Art Studios > Los Angeles
May 9th 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Posted 3/24/15

I've gone to this event for more than 4 years and it's so great! There are so many talented students there and their initiative is inspiring! I've bought some great art at a really good price [more]

Round 2 of the ArtSlant Prize Showcase Now Open  
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3/23/15 Posted 3/23/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards Round 2 is officially open! Submit your work today to enter the ArtSlant Prize 2015 competition. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities including 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. Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on our Art page and the Juried Winners from Round 1. Click enter S... [more]

20150322152239-detvay_gabor_kecskes Opening reception - Jenő Eugéne Detvay Youtube channel  
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Gábor Enikõ, Detvay Jeno Eugène, Kecskés Péter at MET Gallery > Worldwide Budapest
March 21st - April 7th
Posted 3/24/15

A MET galéria Háromszög című sorozatának első kiállítása"PROCESS": Gábor Enikő, Detvay Jenő, Kecskés PéterA kiállítást megnyitotta: Nagy Zopán költő, író, fotográfus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45chkUSYxyI [more]

Art or Not?  
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3/21/15 Posted 3/21/15

Art or Not? Sometimes the things we encounter in our everyday lives stop us in our tracks: these fleeting moments of feet-stopping beauty are artworks often greater than we find in any top end gallery... How we define and categorize art is a game that constantly evolves. Every weekend, we marvel at the irony of the art world and ask our readers: art, or not? This week: we've been playing with Legos. #1 “I see the world in rectangles,” says an artist whose sculptures made enti... [more]

Google Art Project Wants to Preserve Street Art...and Sell Watches  
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3/19/15 Posted 3/19/15

Google Art Project launched last year, with a dedicated Street Art section, in an attempt to preserve disappearing works of art around the globe: on Tuesday, they announced they are doubling the number of artworks in their archive, to include more than 10,000 images. For more than 20 years, New Yorkers and street art lovers worldwide made the pilgrimage to 5Pointz, a building in Long Island City called the "Graffiti Mecca" because of its brightly colored, ever-changing walls. Artists from... [more]

20150318113002-screen_shot_2015-03-17_at_4 Who Will Win #ArtMadness? Probably Van Gogh  
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3/18/15 Posted 3/18/15

Ah, March: the arrival of spring, the celebration of St. Patrick’s day, and, in the United States, it’s time for “March Madness”—a curious ritual involving baskets, balls, and brackets. But now there’s #ArtMadness, for us arty types who also enjoy a bit of friendly competition. Luckily, with #ArtMadness, you don’t need to know anything about basketball, team strategy, coaches’ names, or even college sports mascots. You just pick which works of art you l... [more]

MACBA Cancels Exhibition a Day Before Opening  
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3/18/15 Posted 3/18/15

Ines Doujak Haute Couture 4. via http://www.elmundo.es/ The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) has announced it is cancelling an exhibition just a day before it was due to open due to an internal staff dispute over a work by Austrian artist Ines Doujak. The controversial Doujak sculpture, Haute Couture 4, features a sex scene between a German Shepherd, Bolivian feminist leader Domitila Barrios de Chúngara, and the Spanish monarch King Juan Carlos I who is sodomized while he vomi... [more]


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