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Accepting Submissions: Round 5 of the ArtSlant Prize

by The Artslant Team
  Round 5 is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, click the menu icon in the upper right, sign in and click ArtSlant Prize. You can also aply by going to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Round 5 closes June 23th, 2017.   The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Heather Rasmussen Offers a Contemporary Feminine Take on Early Surrealist Tropes

by Sola Agustsson
Heather Rasmussen’s began with her recreating three iconic pieces by surrealists Hans Breder, Rene Magritte, and Ujj Zsuzsi. In these “recitations,” Rasmussen arranged her own body among objects and possessions familiar to these surrealists to create studies in the form of three Polaroids. The “choreography” of these three studies opened up new modes of working for Rasmussen, who is also a dancer. In the process of remaking these artworks, Rasmussen was able to imagine the new series of... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 6/5
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A Body in Crisis: Can the Aesthetics of Horror Embody Fear?

by Stephanie Cristello
The affliction of horror is an experience both embodied and detached. White washes over your face, the blood rushes from your cheeks toward more essential functions. Capillaries constrict, drawing what they can spare. Your body hollows. Fear is rooted in uncertainty, but its sensation is a bodily affliction as much as a mental one. Entire markets have been built on its replication, assimilation, and distribution. To feel horror is unbearable, but to experience its aesthetized and familiar... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 6/6
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Liz Robb Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Currently I’m creating a new collection of work inspired by the colors, textures, history, and life in desert landscapes. It relates the desert’s dryness, distinct palette, openness, transparency, and unknowability, using techniques of reflection, obscuring, and suspension of movement. Attempts to reason about the defined but seemingly empty space are organically accomplished through the generation of a familiar grid. After doing... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Under the Radar: Shweta Sharma | Lindsay Ellary | Caroline Haydon

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Shweta Sharma – Mumbai Lindsay Ellary – Dallas Caroline Haydon – Los... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Simon Birch’s 14th Factory Mirrors the Decline of Globalization

by Joel Kuennen
As the European Union signals its distancing from a seven-decade transatlantic alliance, as the United States joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only other nations to demure from the Paris Climate Agreement, as a realignment of global hegemonies occurs before our eyes, there is no better time to reflect on the narrative of globalization. , a warehouse-sized installation currently open in Los Angeles, is the culmination of a life’s work for Simon Birch. A Brit, transplanted to Hong Kong for the... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/31
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Galleries Representing Felix Gonzalez-Torres Are Editing HIV/AIDS from His Legacy: It Needs to Stop

by DARREN JONES
There is no artist more synonymous with the poignancy, wistfulness and desolation of art made within the crucible of the HIV/AIDS crisis than Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996). Within the maelstrom of that government-sponsored holocaust, his experience of it, and its effects on his communities, he created work of such melancholic grandeur and romantic sorrow, that decades later—even among the relentless torrents of the art world’s digital age—his legacy remains a touchstone of unsurpassed,... [more]
Posted by DARREN JONES on 5/29
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An Artist Dinner Dishes Out Brexit, Break-Ups, and Views of a Lonely (Former) Planet

by Danyel Ferrari
Pluto, the former ninth planet of our solar system, discovered in 1930, was demoted to “dwarf planet” in 2006, breaking the hearts of 90s kids everywhere. The enduring interest in Pluto’s re/declassification was made evident this year, when several sites for space enthusiasts released stories stating that NASA had reinstated the celestial body to its former planetary status. As it turns out, the joke was not so far from reality: a recent proposal, led by Alan Stern, the principal investigator... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 5/29
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Under the Radar: Bat-Ami Rivlin | Hanna Washburn | e-oul

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Bat-Ami Rivlin – New York Hanna Washburn – New York City e-oul –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/26
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In “A Room of Our Own,” Istanbul Artists Talk Motherhood, Careers, and Periods

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
Two years after giving birth to a human being, I realized that my body and mind had become entities, two different systems: one, a figure of unity and strength, the other caught in an interminable state of disfigurement. No matter how hard I tried to ignore my body “becoming animal,” as Deleuze and Guattari would say, no matter how much I laughed in the face of post-partum depression tales, I could not have my life back as it was before. I was stuck in this simultaneous nightmare and heaven... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 5/24