The Trouble with “Neighbors”: Ai Weiwei, the Istanbul Biennial, and Forced Migration

by Danyel Ferrari
Last month Public Art Fund in New York opened Ai Weiwei’s citywide exhibition, . The project entails steel, fence-like architectural interventions and large-scale banners depicting photographs of Syrian refugees from the artist’s time in Lesbos, Greece. The exhibition is not alone in its use of domestic language to address global issues of mass forced migration. The 15th Istanbul Biennial, which concluded last week and was curated by Danish-Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, took the... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 11/18

Under the Radar: Genevieve Goffman | Katrina Majkut | Sheelah Mahalath Bewley

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Genevieve Goffman – Portland, OR Katrina Majkut – Brooklyn Sheelah Mahalath Bewley –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/18

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: The Wrong Edition

by Christian Petersen
The Wrong is a decentralized biennial exhibition, the largest of its kind, dedicated to contemporary digital art and culture. Now in its third edition, simply titled , The Wrong features a tremendous number of curated exhibitions, projects, and events—both online (in “pavilions”) and off (in “embassies”). Because of the sheer magnitude of content, tackling the biennial can be an overwhelming prospect, even for the initiated. For this week’s Wednesday Web Art column, we’re easing you into the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/15

Rebecca Kaufman Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am trying to communicate a re-evaluation of perception using the ancient technology of painting to reflect on the addictive visual technologies we rely so heavily upon today. What is an artist’s responsibility? An artist’s responsibility is to visually and conceptually communicate life experience within their community, connecting consciousness across space and time. As a mentor of mine once put it, “the micro is always... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/13

“Good Art Always Gives”: Alvaro Barrington’s Generous First Solo at PS1

by Cristine Brache
Brooklyn-based artist Alvaro Barrington views Marcus Garvey as “an abstract a saint or a north star of some sort.” It’s one of the things that drew him to London, where he attended the Slade School of Fine Art for graduate school in 2015—and where I befriended him. He describes his time there as a “pilgrimage,” often citing Garvey’s life in London in relation to the body of work he made there: [Garvey] died poor in London. It wasn’t until decades later that Jamaica—where he was... [more]
Posted by Cristine Brache on 11/7

Gregory Eddi Jones Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
m Gregory Eddi Jones.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I generally manipulate appropriated images to critique the politics of original image sources. With my newest work, I’m making Dadaist digital collages that signify their own futility as reflections of political spectacle. What is an artist’s responsibility? I tend to shun that sort of mysticism, and I think if you think about the inverse of that question, what defines an irresponsible artistic act,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/6

Under the Radar: Jill Pauline Smith | Will Peck | Janna Dyk

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Jill Pauline Smith – Toronto Will Peck – Norwich Janna Dyk – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/5

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency, Paris

by The Artslant Team
We experienced some glitches that prevented some from applying over the last two days. To remedy this, we’ve extended the application period to Friday, November 3rd at 7 PM Eastern Time.  The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency provides the recipient with: An apartment/studio in the 15th arrondissement from February 1–March 31, 2018. Travel to and from Paris $1000/month... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/2

ArtSlant Prize Round 8 Jurors Announced - Apply by Nov. 3rd

by The Artslant Team
Round 8 closes November 3rd! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, sign in to, click the navicon in top right and select ArtSlant Prize from the menu. The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition for emerging artists hosted by Up for grabs are cash prizes, an exhibition, and sales opportunities like inclusion in our Amazon Art Sales Platform—not to mention great exposure to thousands of ArtSlant readers and followers throughout the whole... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/1

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Tom Galle

by Christian Petersen
Belgian-born, New York-based Tom Galle is the epitome of the contemporary web artist. His work is saturated with the very essence of hyper-digital nowness. He has created an online persona that is at once supremely infatuated with and deeply questioning of the profound impact that the internet has had on all of our bodies and brains. Galle creates art that operates on two distinct levels: it is philosophical and political but also instant and accessible, effortlessly walking the line between... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/1