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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Rollin Leonard

by Christian Petersen
Although Rollin Leonard is widely associated with the new media art scene, his work rarely conforms to the techniques, forms, and aesthetics that most people connect ascribe the genre. Leonard’s work presents a unique deconstruction of portrait photography. He often manipulates and abstracts his subjects beyond recognition, using traditional methods to create effects many would assume were digital manipulations. His clean, clinical presentation gives Leonard’s work both a medical familiarity and an uneasiness, which is tempered by a surreal sense of humor that permeates much of his... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/16
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Weaving the Illusion: Petros Chrisostomou's Megalomaniac

by Robyn Ashley for Barnebys
[SPONSORED POST] Barnebys is the leading auction aggregator, listing thousands of artworks for auction from around the world. Here is one of our favorites: Petros Chrisostomou (London, 1981) produces works concerned with sculpture and architecture as well as photography. The miniature interiors featured in his works provide a backdrop of grandeur—or often, bleakness (see Untitled (Button), 2010)—to everyday objects through their architectural accuracy; the ordinary is then theatrically arranged through the use of dramatic lighting and staging conventions. Born in Lond... [more]
Posted by Robyn Ashley for Barnebys on 11/16
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In a Political Nemesis, Philip Guston Found His Greatest Muse

by Bradley Rubenstein
Although this exhibition of Philip Guston’s archly satirical drawings of Richard Nixon was conceived long before last week’s election, it could not have opened at a more opportune moment to illustrate Karl Marx’s adage that “history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce.” Hauser & Wirth has assembled selections of Guston’s Nixon drawings, a series that the artist worked on over a period of several years when faced with a tumultuous personal and artistic crisis—changing his style from abstract to representational and changing galleries from the esta... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 11/15
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Last Day to Apply to the ArtSlant Prize 2016

by The Artslant Team
Today is the last day to apply to the 2016 ArtSlant Prize. To apply, go to your ArtSlant Profile and click contest entry. Submissions close on November 12th at Midnight ET. The ArtSlant Prize supports emerging artists working in all media. We offer cash prizes and an art fair exhibition to winners, with opportunities to sell and promote your work to our international network throughout the process. Each round of our prize is judged by a panel of three independent art professionals. See below to learn about this round's jurors and juried... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/12
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Relentlessly Dissecting Beauty, Marilyn Minter Gets at the Guts of Glamour

by Olivia B. Murphy
October saw the launch of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The series’ first two exhibitions honor two unique feminisms. Today, we’re taking a look at them both: Beverly Buchanan’s Ruins and Rituals and Marilyn Minter’s Pretty/Dirty. A woman just beginning to show the signs of a life well-worn, with deeply impressed laugh lines and a made-up face sagging ever so slightly, stares almost seductively, or... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/10
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Last Chance to Apply to the ArtSlant Prize 2016 | Deadline: Nov. 12

by The Artslant Team
The ArtSlant Prize supports emerging artists working in all media. We offer cash prizes and an art fair exhibition to winners, with opportunities to sell and promote your work to our international network throughout the process. Each round of our prize is judged by a panel of three independent art professionals. See below to learn about this round's jurors and juried winners from this year's competition. It's your last week to apply to the final round of the ArtSlant Prize 2016! To apply, go to your ArtSlant Profile and click contest entry. ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/10
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Beverly Buchanan and the Architecture of Blackness

by Jessica Lynne
October saw the launch of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The series’ first two exhibitions honor two unique feminisms. Today, we’re taking a look at them both: Beverly Buchanan’s Ruins and Rituals and Marilyn Minter’s Pretty/Dirty. How might we understand a spatial and architectural discourse that marks a black subjectivity? This is the question that lingers in my thoughts as I reflect on Ruins and Rituals, a retrospective exh... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lynne on 11/9
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In a Timely Retrospective, Nil Yalter Puts Undocumented Lives on the Record

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
On a regular Tuesday night in the fall of 2016, the emergency room of a central hospital in Istanbul echoes with a scream. Hardly understandable, in a foreign language. Not Turkish, not completely English, possibly Arabic. A woman demands help for her toddler, who’s burning up, unconscious. The doctors are trying to explain to her, in English, that she brought her child to a private hospital and she needs to pay a lot of money before her child gets treated. Being a refugee, desperate for help, but not getting any, the woman leaves the cold hospital corridors for a less expensive state ho... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 11/7
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Under the Radar: Eleni Mylonas | Cecilia Paredes Polack | Guanyu Xu

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. Eleni Mylonas – New York & Aegina, Greece Cecilia Paredes Polack – Philadelphia, Lima, & San José, Costa Rica Guany... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/4
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Simone Leigh Salutes the Complexity of Black Women’s Self-Representation

by Alex Anderson
The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman. This excerpt from Malcolm X’s 1962 speech, “Who Taught you to Hate Yourself?,” which recently resurfaced in Beyoncé’s Lemonade, resonates and takes form at Hammer Projects: Simone Leigh, curated by Jamillah James. Engaging with notions of racial commodification, assimilation, code switching, and body image, Leigh reveals a certain darkness and developed grace in the life of the black woman in America tod... [more]
Posted by Alex Anderson on 11/2