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Guanyu Xu Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending 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 Guanyu Xu. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In short, I use my work to examine the intersectionality of race, sexuality, and citizenship from a perspective of a Chinese gay man who has been living in both Beijing and Chicago. What is an artist’s responsibility? Personally, an artist is a person who can creatively use methods to communicate critical concept an... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/6
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Digital Pioneer Lynn Hershman Leeson Walks Us Through Her Groundbreaking “Firsts”

by Olivia B. Murphy
I recently met with septuagenarian artist Lynn Hershman Leeson just after the opening of her latest solo show, Remote Controls, at Bridget Donahue Gallery. Her first solo with the gallery in 2015 sparked something of a rediscovery of her groundbreaking work, even though she has spent her decades-long career pioneering in the realm of technology in visual art. In 2016, a comprehensive retrospective entitled Civic Radar at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, charted her career from its early performative days in the 70s to her latest work addressing complex genetics research and technology. With a portion of... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 2/3
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Muslim Women Respond to Shepard Fairey’s American Flag Hijab Poster

by Nadja Sayej
President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries caused international uproar and chaos over the past week. With Islamophobia on the rise and demonstrably influencing U.S. domestic and foreign policy, a widely-circulated image by Los Angeles artist Shepard Fairey and a related conversation about the representation of Muslim women take on additional urgency. “We the people are greater than fear” is the slogan one of the artist’s latest posters, which hit the streets of Washington D.C. last month for the Inauguration and... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 2/2
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Under the Radar: Matthew Craven | Clovis Blackwell | Dani Dodge

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. Matthew Craven – Los Angeles, exhibiting at Art Los Angeles Contemporary by Asya Geisberg Gallery ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/27
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Jennifer Tshab Her Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending 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 Jennifer Tshab Her. What are you trying to communicate with your work? Ultimately, I want “Hmong” to be in your vocabulary. What is an artist’s responsibility? To be aware, resist and love. Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? I made some T-shirts for a family reunion! Here is a photo of my parents rocking them: T... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/30
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Nicolas Sassoon

by Christian Petersen
Vancouver-based Nicolas Sassoon was one of the first artists from the new wave of digital artists whose work I enthusiastically embraced. We clearly shared a love of vintage computer graphics, but his mesmerizing GIFs truly transcended any predictable “retro” nostalgia. In the years since then Sassoon has expanded and refined his aesthetic and subject matter without compromising his original vision. His art might evoke a specific moment in the history of digital art but it is not defined by it. It is his manipulation of that history that makes the work truly timeless. The mathema... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 1/25
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Announcing the Round 1 Jurors of the ArtSlant Prize IX

by The Artslant Team
We are pleased to announce the jurors for Round 1 of ArtSlant Prize IX: Jessica Bell Brown, Nora Khan, and Alexis Wilkinson. See below for more info. To Apply: click contest entry from your ArtSlant Profile or enter from your Contest tab on your account page. Submissions close on January 27th at Midnight ET. The ArtSlant Prize supports emerging artists working in all media. We offer cash prizes and an 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... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/24
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A Post-Industrial Snake in the Grass Sets the Tone for Art Los Angeles Contemporary

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Timing is everything. Given Western civilization’s current slide into a dangerous parody of itself, and its recent uncoupling from the postponed LA Art Book Fair and the now-defunct Paramount Ranch, the eighth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary looks to be energized by both crisp commerce and political dread, hopefully cut by signs of the optimism that is our West Coast birthright. When the fair opens this Thursday, the slippery exchange of capital will be obliquely manifested in the resurfacing of Timo Fahler and Rafa Esparza’s on-site installation A Post-Industrial Snake. The... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 1/24
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Under the Radar: Aneta Nowicka | Vasilisa Forbes | Marina Font

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. Aneta Nowicka – Warsaw ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/22
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Jakub Pasierkiewicz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending 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 Jakub Pasierkiewicz. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In my practice—be it photography, painting, or drawing—I try to recreate an idea which appears through thorough observation of the surrounding world. In other words, if we agree that vision is something abstract, something that is invisible and represents an individual need to self-express, then... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/23