Under the Radar: Sophie Kahn | Christopher T Wood | Richard Silvaggio

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Sophie Kahn – New York City Christopher T Wood – Philadelphia Richard Silvaggio – Carrara,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/30

Imperial Bedrooms: Liz Markus’ High Satire

by Bradley Rubenstein
There was a time before trigger warnings and safe spaces when it seemed the best way of addressing hypocrisy, lies, and, most of all power, was to find a way to undermine the authority of whatever it was you were pissed off at by getting into it, subverting it, and most of all, participating in the dialogue of culture. It might be called irony, satire, or parody, or, for lack of anyone ever defining it, “The Poetry of Hating Shit.” Some of our cultural institutions, like , Punk Rock, and the... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 6/28

Portrait: Kuwaiti artist Monira al Qadiri on Japanese cartoons and the body as art

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
  “A lot of my work is about becoming your art,” says Monira al Qadiri. “I’ve had that ever since I was a child. If I really like something, I want to become like it.” Giant noodle bowls and fried shrimp add an extra dash of absurdity to the whole thing, as do molded replicas of her own face. In bringing these cartoons to life she has exaggerated the strangeness and artificiality of their forms. The artist, who is currently based in Amsterdam as a resident at the prestigious... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 6/27

Eugene Macki Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am trying to project the thing(s) that excites me. For example, I am very interested in materials, what it means to exist, and the length of space between multiple points. My entire oeuvre begins with the desire to learn. I am not trying to teach the audience anything. I am simply having a conversation with myself, and the medium I work with. What is an artist’s responsibility? Every artist will have a different answer... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/26

Under the Radar: Moth Dust | Kate Pincus-Whitney | Joe Sobel

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Moth Dust – New York City, Berlin, Helsinki Kate Pincus-Whitney – Los Angeles, New York Joe Sobel –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/24

Artist Migrations from SF to LA Are Shaping West Coast Aesthetics and Identity

by Leora Lutz
On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a level of caring has taken place, with some new businesses now occupying previously vacant storefronts—the rawness is still there, it just doesn’t feel... [more]
Posted by Leora Lutz on 6/23

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Milos Rajkovic aka Sholim

by Christian Petersen
Milos Rajkovic aka Sholim is a Belgrade-based gif artist and “digital surrealist” who creates wonderfully mind-bending visual puzzles. Behind Rajkovic’s visual wit is a subversive sense of humor that he puts to work tackling diverse socio-political topics like corporate culture, religion, and our dependence on technology. His meticulously constructed tableaux are often created from manipulated vintage found footage giving them an uncanny quality that defies time and space. Welcome to the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 6/21

ArtSlant Prize IX, Round 5 Jurors Announced

by The Artslant Team
  Round 5 is underway! Apply today 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. Round 5 closes June 23rd, 2017. Image at top: Round 5 submission, Titus Marques, , 2016 1st Place: $3000 2nd Place: $1000 3rd Place: $1000 Honorable Mention... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/20

What Can We Learn from Art Boycotts Today?

by Minh Nguyen
When Manifesta, the roving biennial of European contemporary art, based its 10th iteration in Saint Petersburg, Russia, it sparked a wildfire of protests. This was 2014, and opposition to the relationship between the biennial and the cultural core of Russia was robust and complicated. Protesters objected to an administrative body responsible for repressive laws, enacted by Putin, that criminalized the LGBT community, the suppression of activists and dissenters, the annexation of Crimea, and so... [more]
Posted by Minh Nguyen on 6/19

Denise Treizman Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
 Denise Treizman.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Using materials that we encounter in our everyday life, I am trying to make the viewer shift his perspective, even if for a short moment in time. I am hoping I can open a door that encourages the audience to see things in a different way and appreciate the beauty embedded in simple gestures and materials. I want to challenge their preconceived perceptions about what can and cannot be considered an artwork, as well... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/19