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Art Golacki Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Art Golacki.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Since every one of us evolved from the very subjective perception of ever-changing phenomena called collectively a reality, I am in constant process of sharing my personal experience of that journey.  What is an artist’s responsibility? In my opinion, to translate what is... [more]
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Under the Radar: Genevieve Goffman | Katrina Majkut | Sheelah Mahalath Bewley

by The Artslant Team
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. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Genevieve Goffman – Portland,... [more]
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The Trouble with “Neighbors”: Ai Weiwei, the Istanbul Biennial, and Forced Migration

by Danyel Ferrari
Last month Public Art Fund in New York opened Ai Weiwei’s citywide exhibition, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. The project entails steel, fence-like architectural interventions and large-scale banners depicting photographs of Syrian refugees from the artist’s time in Lesbos, Greece. The exhibition is not alone in its use of domestic language to address global issues of mass forced migration. The 15th Istanbul Biennial, which concluded last week and was curated by Danish-Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, took the title a good neighbour. The conceit of... [more]
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: The Wrong Edition

by Christian Petersen
The Wrong is a decentralized biennial exhibition, the largest of its kind, dedicated to contemporary digital art and culture. Now in its third edition, simply titled (biennale), The Wrong features a tremendous number of curated exhibitions, projects, and events—both online (in “pavilions”) and off (in “embassies”). Because of the sheer magnitude of content, tackling the biennial can be an overwhelming prospect, even for the initiated. For this week’s Wednesday Web Art column, we’re easing you into the world of The Wrong, sharing some of our... [more]
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Rebecca Kaufman Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Rebecca Kaufman.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am trying to communicate a re-evaluation of perception using the ancient technology of painting to reflect on the addictive visual technologies we rely so heavily upon today. What is an artist’s responsibility? An artist’s responsibility is to visually and conceptually... [more]
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“Good Art Always Gives”: Alvaro Barrington’s Generous First Solo at PS1

by Cristine Brache
Brooklyn-based artist Alvaro Barrington views Marcus Garvey as “an abstract avatar...like a saint or a north star of some sort.” It’s one of the things that drew him to London, where he attended the Slade School of Fine Art for graduate school in 2015—and where I befriended him. He describes his time there as a “pilgrimage,” often citing Garvey’s life in London in relation to the body of work he made there: [Garvey] died poor in London. It wasn’t until decades later that Jamaica—where he was born—realized his influence and began... [more]
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Gregory Eddi Jones Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Gregory Eddi Jones.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I generally manipulate appropriated images to critique the politics of original image sources. With my newest work, I’m making Dadaist digital collages that signify their own futility as reflections of political spectacle. What is an artist’s responsibility? I tend to shun that sort of... [more]
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Under the Radar: Jill Pauline Smith | Will Peck | Janna Dyk

by The Artslant Team
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. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Jill Pauline Smith –... [more]
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Tom Galle

by Christian Petersen
Belgian-born, New York-based Tom Galle is the epitome of the contemporary web artist. His work is saturated with the very essence of hyper-digital nowness. He has created an online persona that is at once supremely infatuated with and deeply questioning of the profound impact that the internet has had on all of our bodies and brains. Galle creates art that operates on two distinct levels: it is philosophical and political but also instant and accessible, effortlessly walking the line between academic art and internet meme cultures. In this way, his dark humor-laced practice can be seen as... [more]
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The End of Food and the Art World

by Audrey L. Phillips
Catastrophic hurricanes, unprecedented flooding, and constant record-breaking highs and lows make it hard to ignore the very real changes occurring as a result of global warming. David Wallace-Wells’ popular New York Magazine July cover story details worst-case scenarios that break down exactly how our day-to-day living could be affected. Wallace-Wells claims most of the “anxiety about global warming” omits the “significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives” and goes on to list many examples that go far beyond sea level rise. From the... [more]
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Kelvin Haizel Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Kelvin Haizel.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? My current practice investigates the contemporary condition of the image. The body of work produced over the past two years allows the object-of-an-image to poke through the surface of the picture to assert its equality. And by so doing it rebels against its utilitarian service in the picture/object... [more]
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Keith O. Anderson Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Keith O. Anderson.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? My attempt is to rewrite these familiar objects with new meaning and currency. What is an artist’s responsibility? To delve inward, outward, on a perilous journey, resurfacing to illuminate all that one has discovered, to solely bring attention to a higher purpose.   I brought a... [more]
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Ways of Seeing Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”

by Sally Deskins
“My lifelong goal has been to overcome the erasure that has eclipsed the contributions of so many women,” said Judy Chicago on the occasion of two new exhibitions examining the production of her best-known work, The Dinner Party. These exhibitions, currently at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum, uniquely present the seminal artwork in a now unfamiliar way, recalling the authentic grit of the feminist process, and the inclusive approach of its complete original installation design. Some feminists have argued enough ink has been... [more]
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