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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
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Sophie Kahn Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I'm interested in the unintended emotional resonance created by new imaging technology: the idea of ghostliness or haunting, a lack of life that is present in (specifically) 3D renderings that attempt to capture life.  What is an artist’s responsibility? While I have tremendous respect for artists whose work engages social practices and changes the face of communities and cities, my work personally engages with more individual... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/21
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Under the Radar: Andrea Rugarli | Troy Schooneman | Larry Madrigal

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Andrea Rugarli – New York Troy Schooneman – Australia Larry Madrigal – Peoria,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/19
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Polly Borland: Babies Are Us

by Christina Catherine Martinez
“That’s a potty mark.” Polly Borland points at a large photograph of a doughy ass, the flesh marked not just by the flecks and blotches of middle age, but a large pink welt at the center. It’s from sitting on a child’s toilet-training seat, and, for the practitioners of paraphilic infantilism (also known as adult baby syndrome) that Borland spent years seeking and photographing in the early 90s, it’s as much a badge of recherché sexual appetite as a sub’s whip marks.   Polly... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 8/16
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Caroline Augusta Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I aim to bring awareness to a concept or cause that doesn’t get the airtime it deserves. The constant stimulation and force-fed nature of our society distracts us from what is truly important in keeping life on Earth alive and well.  Most of the work I make is an emotional response to an injustice I’ve witnessed in everyday life or the media; it raises up a voice that doesn’t always get heard or noticed. My goal is to encourage... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/14
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Under the Radar: Ely Tahan | Sylwia Tur | Marie Tomanova

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ely Tahan – Los Angeles Sylwia Tur – Seattle Marie Tomanova – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/12