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Designing Resistance in Poland: How a Simple Poster Became a Viral Symbol of Protest

by Christian Petersen
Luka Rayski is a Polish artist, illustrator, and designer. In 2016 he was asked to contribute a piece of work on the subject of democracy to a project called Demokracja Ilustrowana (Democracy Illustrated). The poster he designed has rapidly become the ubiquitous symbol of the resistance against the expanding influence of the far right in Polish politics. Rayski’s design brilliantly deconstructs the word  (constitution) highlighting, in the colors of the Polish flag, the words for “you” and “me”... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 8/7
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Nari Kim Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My work creates absolute, non-hierarchical situations. In that way, I hope my audiences see/experience absolute, non-hierarchical situations which they might never experience in their everyday lives, and I hope these experiences have a positive effect on their lives. Hierarchy and sign are social byproducts which are derived from a male-dominated history. Because signs decide the class structure between objects and persons, I... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/7
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Under the Radar: Lillian Paige Walton | Shamona Stokes | Jung ji Lee

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Lillian Paige Walton – New York Shamona Stokes – Jersey City, NJ Jung ji Lee – Los... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/3
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The Female Gaze is So Hot Right Now: Two Shows Look at Women in Art and Erotica

by Olivia B. Murphy
A cursory glance through the internet will return many results for that buzzy phrase “the female gaze,” from unlikable heroines finally getting their heyday on screen, to the hyper-feminine aesthetic of young women artists of Instagram, to gallery shows and museum exhibitions devoted entirely to women-identifying artists making work that deals with sexually explicit content. But it seems we’ve settled comfortably into using this moniker, this “female gaze,” to label just about anything made by... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 7/31
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Romily Alice Walden Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I’m interested in asking questions and opening up dialogues with my work. My practice is centered around the construct of gender and its interplay with other social categorizations and power differentials. I want my work to be part of furthering the discourse surrounding women’s rights, women’s sexual agency, pornography, pleasure and the body within the framework of the Post-Internet age. What is an artist’s... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/31
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Jessica Dolence

by Christian Petersen
Seattle-based new media artist and designer Jessica Dolence creates hypnotic digital decorations and ornamentations that transform and subvert both physical and digital spaces. Her works’ rich, cyber-baroque opulence functions as a radiant facade for a deeper political message of CyberFeminism. Part of Dolence’s creative motivation is to add an “overtly feminized” aesthetic to the “male dominated landscape” of the internet. Two of the biggest inspirations in developing the style and message... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 7/26
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Tadasuke Jinno Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I’d like people to doubt whether the things, or the world, they think is real is truly real. I make my artworks with elements causing viewers to have an illusion and to feel a slight discomfort like doubt or incongruity. I started my artistic activity when I moved to New York from Japan. What I realized by pursuing my art is that it was about my own feelings since I came to NY: I was a stranger feeling uncomfortable. When I was... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/24
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Under the Radar: Joe Sinness | Elisabeth Condon | Jose Delgado Zuniga

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Joe Sinness – Minneapolis Elisabeth Condon – Tampa & Brooklyn Jose Delgado Zuniga – New York... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/22
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In “The Times,” Artists Make the Media Their Message

by Osman Can Yerebakan
With politically conscious art on the rise, a notable number of artists have turned to as a vessel to convey social and political turmoil. The Gray Lady recently featured in solo exhibitions of Wade Guyton and A.K. Burns, and this year’s Whitney Biennial introduced Julien Nguyen’s depictions of the paper’s front pages as allegorical tableaux and Aliza Nisenbaum’s soothing paintings of domestic life, including a vignette of a couple reading their copy of the Times. The FLAG Art Foundation’s... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 7/21
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Apply to The ArtSlant Prize for $5K in Prizes + Get Your Work Seen by These Amazing Jurors!

by The Artslant Team
Round 6 closes today at 9 PM ET! Apply for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Check out our amazing Jurors below.       Janet Dees is the Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Michelle Levy is Director of EFA Project Space, a cross-platform contemporary art venue... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/2