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James Bridle’s Self-Driving Car Steers Into Slippery Questions About Automation

by Benjamin Busch
According to artist, writer, and theorist James Bridle, the autonomous car and the issues it raises stand in for many of the questions facing humanity today: what will ultimately result from our relationship with technology and artificial intelligence? How will we collectively adapt to world where jobs—like truck driving—have been automated out of existence? How will we deal with increasingly opaque, complex systems of governance and exchange? Bridle, whose work spans a variety of topics... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 4/26
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Announcing the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency Shortlist

by The Artslant Team
We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris. The candidates will be interviewed in the comings weeks and the selected resident will be announced in early May. A heartfelt to everyone who applied in this exceptionally competitive year—we love reading your applications and are genuinely thrilled by the diversity of high-quality applications the residency receives. We’ve got a difficult choice ahead of us, and we... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24
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Rana Siegel Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I don’t set out to communicate something in particular—it’s not so intentional or what directs my work; rather, communication/meaning grows out from an intuitive process of making that’s tactile and responsive. It emerges from an exchange, like a conversation; it’s somatic, being realized through the body, like dance or music. The work is a combination of the process, or the performance as I like to call it, and the “thing” that’s... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24
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Announcing: ArtSlant Prize IX Round 3 Juried Winners!

by The Artslant Team
Check out the Round 3 Juried Winners! Round 4 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.   Round 3 Jurors: Miguel Leal Rios is the director and curator of the Leal Rios Foundation | Contemporary Art. Junho Lee is the Director of the NARS Foundation. Kerry Doran is a writer, editor, and curator based in New York. She is the director at Postmasters Gallery.   Round 3 Juried... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24
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Under the Radar: Eugene Macki | Krista Svalbonas | Steven Randall

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Eugene Macki – London Krista Svalbonas – Chicago Steven Randall – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24
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ArtSlant Prize IX Announcing Round 3 Juried Winners

by The Artslant Team
Special thanks to this round's amazing jurors! <3 Round 4 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.   Round 3 Jurors: Miguel Leal Rios is the director and curator of the Leal Rios Foundation | Contemporary Art. Junho Lee is the Director of the NARS Foundation. Kerry Doran is a writer, editor, and curator based in New York. She is the director at Postmasters Gallery. Round 3... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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Anicka Yi: Life is Cheap

by Joel Kuennen
Anicka Yi, the recipient of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, opened consisting of three works, Lifestyle Wars, Immigrant Caucus, and Force Majeure, at the Guggenheim on April 21, 2017. The exhibition title is one part indictment, one part plea. “Life is cheap” is usually said with a quiet lilt; eyes down, a slight shake of the head. The disgust is projected both outward and inward. It’s a gesture of shame. But Yi hints at perhaps another invocation of the saying—that life is in fact cheap and easy... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 4/21
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: SPAMM

by Christian Petersen
Spamm is an ambitious annual exhibition that gathers together a dizzying array of video work by net artists. Spamm was formed in France in 2011 by Michaël Borras a.k.a SYSTAIME, who invited Ellectra Radikal to start co-curating in 2013.  The show freely unites undiscovered new talent with some of the most highly regarded artists now working in new media. This year’s edition, ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙϴШ€ℜ, features 142 artists and functions as a fascinating overview of the wild world contemporary net... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/19
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Let Them Eat Art! Dissent on Documenta 14’s Periphery

by Benjamin Busch
For Athenians, the presence of Documenta in Athens has raised a number of questions, including most importantly: how will this German-funded meta-exhibition transform the city, and what will happen after it has run its course? Yet for most Athenians, Documenta 14, whose tagline is “Learning from Athens,” will likely go unnoticed or even appear superfluous against the burdens of everyday life in the Greek capital. To be clear, while the exhibition does include Athenian and Greek artists, and... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 4/18
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Bodies Off the Street: In Turkey, Artists Face Politics by Looking Inward

by Danyel Ferrari
On Sunday, Turkey will vote on a constitutional referendum, which threatens to expand the reach of the presidency. A “yes” () vote will bring more control into the hands of the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), strengthening the executive government and reducing remaining parliamentary powers. A “no” (hayir) vote rejects this expansion, but carries with it fears of governmental push-back, including the likely continuation of the current “state... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 4/15