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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Carrie Gates

by Christian Petersen
Carrie Gates is digital artist and VJ (video jockey) based in Saskatoon, Canada. She has been creating live video magic since the early 2000s. In her own words, she makes “sound-reactive 3D processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction and intrigue to any environment.” Gate’s wildly exciting visual performances are formed from eclectic video assets she creates using a variety of techniques. The... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 9/6
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Final Week to Apply to Round 7 of the ArtSlant Prize

by The Artslant Team
The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our Amazon Art Sales Platform, and great exposure—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners.  To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu navicon in the upper right corner and select ArtSlant Prize. Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/6
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Scooter LaForge and the Aesthetics of Selfhood

by DARREN JONES
New York-based painter Scooter LaForge eschews the rites of passage predestined by the art world machinery of graduate programs, sanctioned residencies, and gallery hierarchy, in favor of an intuitive, exploratory approach. His decades-long career spans art, fashion and architecture—his ideas applied to canvas, clothing, buildings, and objects—and despite developing supportive networks and collaborations with ideological compatriots across these creative fields, he remains unattached to any one... [more]
Posted by DARREN JONES on 9/5
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The End of Modern Curating and Artists’ Revenge

by Edo Dijksterhuis
It’s a pastime amongst art nerds: comparing favorites of past Documentas. Johan Grimonprez’s 9/11-foreshadowing video essay pops up almost immediately as one of Documenta X’s highlights. Thinking of the eleventh edition of Kassel’s mega-show brings to mind Raymond Pettibon’s overwhelming installation of drawings and Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s appealingly awkward video works. The barque Romuald Hazoumé constructed out of jerrycans for Documenta 12, entitled Dream, had an immense impact—and the... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 9/1
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Under the Radar: Gwen Gerard | Keith O. Anderson | Sara Hupas

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Gwen Gerard – France Keith O. Anderson – New York Sara Hupas –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/2
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Under the Radar: Alphonso Dunn | Traci Mims | Gregory Eddi Jones

Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Alphonso Dunn – New Jersey Traci Mims – Orange Park, FL Gregory Eddi Jones –... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 8/24
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Jonathan Monaghan Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I think my films, sculptures, and prints offer an experience in which a range of familiar imagery interact in unexpected ways. The imagery I use comes from mass consumerism and pop culture, but also the history of western power and wealth. The absurd conflations I make with this imagery, like a unicorn in a Starbucks or a DirectTV dish on a Faberge Egg, is an attempt to uncover what is suppressed or hidden within these... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/28
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Portrait: The Art of Preservation with Harvard Conservation Scientist Narayan Khandekar

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
Freunde von Freunden. Think you know your colors? Red, orange, yellow, Yves Klein blue, even VantaBlack, perhaps? But how about Stuart Semple’s Pinkest Pink? Or the lost, forgotten, and rediscovered 17th-century lead-tin-antimony yellow? These are just a couple of examples from thousands of rare color pigments Narayan Khandekar works with in his role as Director of the Straus Center at Harvard Art Museums. When Khandekar isn’t digging up golden ochre from Australia’s Arnhem Land coast, he... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 8/25
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Sprawling Group Shows Deny Black Revolutionary Artists the Space and Time They Deserve

by Jessica Lanay
The contemporary political and social hive mind of the Western World is preoccupied with issues of race and gender. The recent White Nationalist rally at the University of Virginia, the physical violence involved (mostly perpetrated on students protesting Neo-Nazism), and lukewarm statements from the White House encapsulate the struggle to break with patterns of a troubled past to fix the ails of a troubled present, and possibly escape a troubled future. We are indeed grappling with... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 8/25
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Can an Exhibition of Political Performance Art Spur Audiences to “Action!”?

by Olga Stefan
The title of Kunsthaus Zürich’s recent exhibition alluded to both its topic, performance art, but also to the institution’s framing the exhibition as a political statement in and of itself, taking an action of protest against the current ills affecting our society. Curator Mirjam Varadinis positioned the exhibition in contrast to other museums’ recent performance art exhibitions by arguing that, “Action! strikes out on its own by focusing on the moment of action not only formally but also... [more]
Posted by Olga Stefan on 8/24