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Artists Chart Evidence of the Inhuman, and the Inhumanity of Evidence

by Benjamin Busch
The group exhibition identifies an ongoing trend in contemporary art, as well as in broader cultural circles, that takes up “evidence” as a material or animating subject matter. Characteristic works deal with social structures that exist to perpetuate crime or to hinder it, to represent or claim authority over certain groups through data or data representations. The exhibition is complimented by a website that includes more than a dozen texts and a handful of artworks not in the Berlin show... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 12/18
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LAST CHANCE to Apply to the ArtSlant Prize 2017 + Juror and Exhibition Venue Announcement!

by The Artslant Team
  Round 9, THE FINAL ROUND, closes TODAY, December 18th! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes and an exhibition in New York City during Armory Week! We are psyched to announce SPRING/BREAK Art Show will once again be hosting our ArtSlant Prize Exhibition. SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using atypical and historic New York City exhibition... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/17
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UNDER THE RADAR: CLEA T. WAITE | MADDALENA PATRESE | GRACE CHUN

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Clea T. Waite – Berlin and Köln Maddalena Patrese – Padova and Los Angeles Grace Chun – New York City   ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs—come join the best online arts community today! [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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The Traitorous Translator: Power and Representation in Transnational Discourse

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
My memories of learning a second language date back to my post-elementary school years, what they call the prep-year, in a bilingual school in Turkey. From the first lesson, the struggle to communicate was real: our teacher, who was from Wales, spoke only English, and my class of ten Turkish-speaking students got by with dictionaries and gestures. For many of us in that classroom, and in Turkey more broadly, not knowing English was a failure—and it was something we had better remedy... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 12/13
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Thoka Maer

by Christian Petersen
Thoka Maer (Lisette Berndt) makes tiny, exquisite stories in GIF form. The medium doesn’t always lend itself to evoking complex emotions, but Maer’s work does just that: she infuses genuine, relatable feelings within a few simple looping frames. With vignettes chronicling everyday life and observed human behaviors, the work is sometimes happy, sometimes sad—often both at once. In 2011, Maer started the popular Tumblr page “It’s No Biggie,” where she dryly illustrates small, daily frustrations... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 12/13
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FINAL WEEK to Apply to the ArtSlant Prize IX

by The Artslant Team
Round 9, , closes December 18th! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes and an exhibition in New York during Armory Week! To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu icon in the upper right and select ArtSlant Prize. Above: Round 9 submission from Christopher Tavares Silva, Brian Steckel The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Jurors for the prize are... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/11
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Katya Grokhovsky Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? As a child, I had difficulty in expressing myself verbally, so I used drawing and movement as a way to display my vision to the world. I am still doing that today, utilizing my art to communicate the often invisible, absurd, grotesque, and difficult aspects of human experience as it pertains specifically to a female immigrant person, which is what I inhabit. I am interested in politics of protest to the prescribed notions of... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/11
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With Billionaire Backers, Miami’s Museums Go All In for Contemporary Art (and Little Else)

by Neil Vazquez
For the first two weeks in December the international art world descends upon Miami Beach for some of the most hotly anticipated art fairs in the world, where buyers, gallerists, artists, and hangers-on come to mix, mingle, and cavort. Thanks in part to Art Basel Miami Beach, the city’s institutional landscape has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last several years. For a town that sees dozens of fairs come and go each December, the burgeoning museum scene—the cultural stalwarts that... [more]
Posted by Neil Vazquez on 12/7
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At Miami's All-Women Art Fair Poorgrrrl Channels the Weight of Womanhood

by Audrey L. Phillips
Poorgrrrl is a persona that arouses pity in her audience. The Miami-based artist’s performances are fragmented, confessional, musical, and often incorporate lighting, costume, and installation. They are always accompanied by sound, produced by her collaborator, byrdipop. For Poorgrrrl, the music entertainment industry is a platform for performance art. The unease she generates onstage can sometimes leave the audience feeling confused or disappointed when her performances purposefully don’t... [more]
Posted by Audrey L. Phillips on 12/6
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Christopher Tavares Silva Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I use the languages of visual art and sound because I’m attracted to their poetic and transformative potentials, and though I enjoy weaving in literal references and representations of things, I’m equally if not more interested in the ways that the pure physical energies of sound, color, and form communicate. It’s precisely because audio/visual languages operate more viscerally and strangely than words, that I continue to experiment... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/4