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Athar Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Athar. What are you trying to communicate with your work? I try to absorb all the information there is within my reach and reflect upon various matters such as human behavior, philosophy, history, politics, general aesthetics and more. Subsequently, I attempt to translate those reflections into sculptural shapes and practices. Lately a recurring theme is the violence that dominates our... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/13
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Announcing the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners and Exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

by The Artslant Team
We are pleased to announce the ArtSlant Prize 2016 exhibition, which will be taking place at SPRING/BREAK! We are very excited to be a part of this curator-centric, site-specific fair. This year, SPRING/BREAK is setting up shop at 4 Times Square, the neon center of a world on the brink. Get your guest passes here. From 1,800 entries over the course of 2016, whittled down by 9 panels of independent guest jurors, the final winners are selected by our editorial staff on the merit of each artist’s commitment to their work as well as their engagement with contemporary society a... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/9
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Facing the Black Mirror: Jack & Leigh Ruby Cut Up Reality at the Barbershop

by The Artslant Team
Oscar Wilde famously suggested great art “reveal beauty and hide the artist.” For the 2017 BLACK MIRROR exhibition at SPRING/BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant will be exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In expectation of this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring f... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/9
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Emilie Gervais

by Christian Petersen
Emilie Gervais is a Canadian artist living in France. Her early recognition of the profound, universal impact of the internet on all our lives has made her a vital voice in new wave of new media art. Gervais reveals the true soul of the internet in her hyper-saturated explosion of glitching colors, vintage computer graphics, and disposable internet ephemera. The spectacle of her sensory overload does not diminish the deeply intelligent heart beating at the center of all her work. The uncompromising nature of her subversive visuals have only made her message stronger. Feminist artists have found... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 2/8
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With Climate Under Threat, Artists Look to Virtual Reality

by Antonia Ward
The Sundance Film Festival opened its 33rd annual edition in Park City, Utah, on January 19, under one presidential administration. It closed 10 days later under another, very different one. In those portentous intervening days Donald Trump’s White House reforms reverberated across the U.S. and beyond—from an executive order on immigration to the whitewashing of climate change and moves designed to incapacitate environmental agencies. Within moments of Trump’s inauguration virtually all mentions of climate change were deleted from the White House website and media blackouts we... [more]
Posted by Antonia Ward on 2/7
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Under the Radar: Tyler Mitchell | Sarah Allen Eagen | E. Aaron Ross

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Tyler Mitchell – Baltimore ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/5
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Guanyu Xu Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Guanyu Xu. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In short, I use my work to examine the intersectionality of race, sexuality, and citizenship from a perspective of a Chinese gay man who has been living in both Beijing and Chicago. What is an artist’s responsibility? Personally, an artist is a person who can creatively use methods to communicate critical concept an... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/6
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Digital Pioneer Lynn Hershman Leeson Walks Us Through Her Groundbreaking “Firsts”

by Olivia B. Murphy
I recently met with septuagenarian artist Lynn Hershman Leeson just after the opening of her latest solo show, Remote Controls, at Bridget Donahue Gallery. Her first solo with the gallery in 2015 sparked something of a rediscovery of her groundbreaking work, even though she has spent her decades-long career pioneering in the realm of technology in visual art. In 2016, a comprehensive retrospective entitled Civic Radar at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, charted her career from its early performative days in the 70s to her latest work addressing complex genetics research and technology. With a portion of... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 2/3
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Muslim Women Respond to Shepard Fairey’s American Flag Hijab Poster

by Nadja Sayej
President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries caused international uproar and chaos over the past week. With Islamophobia on the rise and demonstrably influencing U.S. domestic and foreign policy, a widely-circulated image by Los Angeles artist Shepard Fairey and a related conversation about the representation of Muslim women take on additional urgency. “We the people are greater than fear” is the slogan one of the artist’s latest posters, which hit the streets of Washington D.C. last month for the Inauguration and... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 2/2
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Under the Radar: Matthew Craven | Clovis Blackwell | Dani Dodge

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Matthew Craven – Los Angeles, exhibiting at Art Los Angeles Contemporary by Asya Geisberg Gallery ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/27