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GEOslant around the World: A Look at Georgia Fee’s Legacy in Writing

Many of you dedicated ArtSlant readers may remember that from the start, the GeoSlant blog was editor-in-chief and ArtSlant founder Georgia Fee’s own blog. Each week she posted travelogues, helpful tips and how-to’s, all written with her particular brand of wit and verve. Perusing the earliest entries in the GeoSlant blog from 2007-09, you get a glimpse of how ArtSlant grew, changed, and developed, how new features were added and with how much fanfare. Not only that, but reading these entries also gives you a glimpse of who Georgia was, and how she saw the world. In the years since Georgia got too busy to find time for weekly blog... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 12/21/12
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GEOslant with Kathryn Garcia: Miami Heat

Kinke Kooi, Everything is Vain, 2011; acrylic paint, marker, graphite on paper; 30.25 x 22.375 Kinke Kooi: before yesterday I wasn’t at all familiar with her work or her name, but doesn’t it just have a ring to it? Kinke Kooi. I walked into Feature Inc. with my friend Daniel Feinberg and immediately being at Basel felt better, the anxiety lifted. Kinke Kooi’s work resonates and it quickly became clear that I didn’t need to know anything about her because I knew everything standing in front of the softly echoing eroticisms that comprise her drawings. Fleshy, feminine forms draw you in, and once... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 12/8/12
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GEOslant with Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso: Keeping it Real with Penny Arcade

I first met Penny Arcade outside of Barbara Gladstone Gallery in NY in April of 2011, where she was giving a talk on Jack Smith’s work which had recently been acquired by Gladstone. I came to hear her speak because I was a little suspicious of the situation -- Jack’s work being gobbled up by the market --- was Smith turning over in his grave? After Flaming Creatures and good old "Uncle Fishhook" Smith never made a completed work, he changed each work upon presentation to deliberately avoid the market. At the talk, Penny, in a shockingly accurate mimesis of Jack Smith’s voice, (he was her... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/21/12
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GEOslant with Sarvia Jasso, Aki Sasamoto & Kathryn Garcia:
Individuality, Jean Genet, Mosquitoes & High Heels

Aki Sasamoto, performance still from Skewed Lies, 2010; photo: Arturo Vidich, Courtesy of the artist. We first met Aki Sasamoto at MoMa/PS1 while she was participating in Greater NY in 2010. Pipes and mosquito nets traversed the dusty, cavernous boiling room that she had chosen as the site for her installation and performances during the exhibition. It has been a few years since then and we have spent time together in NY, Miami and Mexico City, talking about underground culture, performance art, sexuality, boxing, basketball and of course mosquitoes. The summer was busy for Aki, who particip... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/2/12
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GEOslant with Jon Leon: Fall Flânerie

I enter behind Klaus Biesenbach. Not even a trace of irony, no eroticism, just a smoldering hum. The buzz of hundreds of tiny voices creating a drone on 24th Street that wafts through the exceedingly tall corridors and frosted glass doors of Gagosian Gallery into the exhaust of fashion week traffic and towering heels. Just the clicking of heels and the clicking of cameras. The darting glances encircling the artist and the awkward posture of Richard Phillips standing over six feet tall in a black motorcycle jacket two sizes too small. I scan the room with a palpable and slack disenchantment. The pai... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 10/3/12