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Ways of Seeing Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”

by Sally Deskins
“My lifelong goal has been to overcome the erasure that has eclipsed the contributions of so many women,” said Judy Chicago on the occasion of two new exhibitions examining the production of her best-known work, The Dinner Party. These exhibitions, currently at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum, uniquely present the seminal artwork in a now unfamiliar way, recalling the authentic grit of the feminist process, and the inclusive approach of its... [more]
Posted by Sally Deskins on 10/19
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Under the Radar: Ryan Kearney | Jesse Chun | Aggie Toppins

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ryan Kearney – London Jesse Chun – Brooklyn Aggie Toppins – Chattanooga,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/19
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Naomi Cook

by Christian Petersen
Montreal-based multi-media artist Naomi Cook says her work has grown out of an interest in “engravings, sound, and visual representations of data.” Her eclectic work represents a true integration of traditional techniques with modern thinking and concepts. , a series in which Cook digitally scans her drawings and converts them to sound, is but one clear example of this fusion. Her incorporation of multiple mediums into her projects is mirrored by the diversity of her subject matter. These... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 10/18
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Refugee Artists Take Control of Their Representation in a New Exhibition

by Claudia Arozqueta and Rodrigo Azaola
“A piece of hell,” is how one refugee, stranded in legal limbo on the isolated Pacific island of Nauru, describes the situation. It’s a mild epithet for the ordeal that asylum seekers endure to achieve their right to not be persecuted or annihilated. Not since the Second World War has there been such a massive number of displaced people—the number is currently larger than the entire population of the United Kingdom. But we seldom hear or see these people individually, and even less often... [more]
Posted by Claudia Arozqueta and Rodrigo Azaola on 10/16
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Under the Radar: Patricia Fietta | Anne Cecile Surga | Danielle Brensinger

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Patricia Fietta – New York   Anne Cecile Surga – New York Danielle Brensinger –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/16
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Aimee Gilmore Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Even now while reflecting back, it is almost impossible to comprehend growing a human life inside me. Carrying her. Nurturing her. Protecting her. My body acclimated; my skin stretched, my womb expanded, my bones strengthened, my mind prepared. What you can only know after is that you will never actually be prepared. Other mothers don’t tell you the truth about labor. How can they? It is practically indescribable. It is a visceral... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/16
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Round 8 of the ArtSlant Prize Closes October 23

by The Artslant Team
Round 8 is now open! Apply for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu navicon in the upper right and select ArtSlant Prize The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our Amazon Art Sales Platform, and great exposure—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners.  Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on our Art... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/11
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Director Mariano Pensotti Talks Radical Theater 100 Years After the Russian Revolution

by Olga Stefan
As we approach the 100-year anniversary of the October Revolution next month, we should consider the legacy of this event and its importance in light of our contemporary social ills. The mass majority of the world finds itself living under conditions that have historically led to revolution: generalized injustice and inequality, economic instability, war, and disconnect between those in power and the people.  A universal discontent is currently expressed through the politics of resistance:... [more]
Posted by Olga Stefan on 10/10
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Larry Madrigal Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am definitely not trying to communicate an explicit message per se. But on a subconscious level, there are some elements in my work that are a direct link my worldview. My interests in portraits comes from a fundamental idea of transcendent dignity within individuals. You could say that I’m trying to make a statement about our importance as humans, and that we actually universally matter. Capturing the likeness of a person is... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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“It’s Just Art”: Adrian Piper and Rosemarie Trockel Question Art’s Ability to Affect Change

by Osman Can Yerebakan
A New York City native, Adrian Piper now lives in Berlin after her refusal to return to the States following her inclusion on a TSA “suspicious traveler” watch list in 2008; Rosemarie Trockel has lived in Germany her entire life. Cursory research suggests the artists’ affiliation goes little beyond a handful of group exhibitions they were featured in together. Despite the ostensive differences in their backgrounds and artistic practices, their current New York solo exhibitions, located a few... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 10/9