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Ellsworth Kelly’s Final Paintings Show an Artist Consciously Shaping His “Late Style”

by Zachary Small
Before Ellsworth Kelly died of natural causes at the age of 92, he was busy planning a late-career comeback. Not that he went anywhere—as a forefather of minimalist abstraction, his paintings are an omnipresent staple of museum collections around the world. This comeback was more of a reclamation, a chance for Kelly to redefine himself in his own terms, instead of the frequent mislabeling of his work as starkly minimalist. The first component of Kelly’s comeback was an exhibition of his... [more]
Posted by Zachary Small on 5/9
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Under the Radar: Caroline Augusta | Nancy Marcum | Almudena Blanco

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Caroline Augusta – Sonora, CA Nancy Marcum – Oneida, TN & Atlanta, GA Almudena Blanco –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/6
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Amanda Joy Calobrisi Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? The first language that I learned to read was body language. Being a cautious but curious child, cursed by shyness, it was (and still is) my primary language. Observing the adults was preferable to playing with the kids. I gathered expressions, gestures, and stances into a sort of dictionary of my mind and tried to figure out how they connected to verbal language. The body more often than not seemed to defy the words, undo them and... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/7
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Arthur Machado

by Christian Petersen
Arthur Machado is a Brazilian new media artist who is better known pseudonymously as and አርተር ጥቁ. Machado’s earliest experiments with digital art were through glitch art and that hyperactive influence can still be seen throughout his work. Machado’s digital collages of found materials deftly walk the line between lush beauty and informational anarchy. In a way, these artworks are like paintings, with programs standing in for brushes and the internet itself as the paint. Absorbing varied... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 5/3
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Pablo Carpio Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Dissent. What is an artist’s responsibility? Being truthful and honest with your work. Respect every person who takes a sincere moment to observe a work of art. Admire the ones who allow you to talk about your dreams. Be thankful for all the wonderful moments that you may experience in life thanks to art. And most important of all, do not take it too seriously.   Pablo Carpio, Lines and spaces. No. 5,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/1
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Under the Radar: Annie Lindberg | Derek Weisberg | Sofia Donovan

by The Artslant Team
  Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Annie Lindberg – Santa Fe Derek Weisberg – Brooklyn Sofia... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/29
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Pablo Helguera: Club Americano

by Museum of Fine Arts Boston
New York-based artist and educator Pablo Helguera opens , the culmination of the artist’s residency at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This intimate one-room exhibition and shared space explores the historic foundations and contemporary definitions of American identity. Here, the term “American” is understood in the Pan-American sense: its Spanish translation, americano, can refer to anyone or anything from either North or South America. Helguera takes aesthetic inspiration from... [more]
Posted by Museum of Fine Arts Boston on 4/28
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James Bridle’s Self-Driving Car Steers Into Slippery Questions About Automation

by Benjamin Busch
According to artist, writer, and theorist James Bridle, the autonomous car and the issues it raises stand in for many of the questions facing humanity today: what will ultimately result from our relationship with technology and artificial intelligence? How will we collectively adapt to world where jobs—like truck driving—have been automated out of existence? How will we deal with increasingly opaque, complex systems of governance and exchange? Bridle, whose work spans a variety of topics... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 4/26
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Announcing the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency Shortlist

by The Artslant Team
We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris. The candidates will be interviewed in the comings weeks and the selected resident will be announced in early May. A heartfelt to everyone who applied in this exceptionally competitive year—we love reading your applications and are genuinely thrilled by the diversity of high-quality applications the residency receives. We’ve got a difficult choice ahead of us, and we... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24
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Rana Siegel Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I don’t set out to communicate something in particular—it’s not so intentional or what directs my work; rather, communication/meaning grows out from an intuitive process of making that’s tactile and responsive. It emerges from an exchange, like a conversation; it’s somatic, being realized through the body, like dance or music. The work is a combination of the process, or the performance as I like to call it, and the “thing” that’s... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24