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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: SPAMM

by Christian Petersen
Spamm is an ambitious annual exhibition that gathers together a dizzying array of video work by net artists. Spamm was formed in France in 2011 by Michaël Borras a.k.a SYSTAIME, who invited Ellectra Radikal to start co-curating in 2013.  The show freely unites undiscovered new talent with some of the most highly regarded artists now working in new media. This year’s edition, ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙϴШ€ℜ, features 142 artists and functions as a fascinating overview of the wild world contemporary net... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/19
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Let Them Eat Art! Dissent on Documenta 14’s Periphery

by Benjamin Busch
For Athenians, the presence of Documenta in Athens has raised a number of questions, including most importantly: how will this German-funded meta-exhibition transform the city, and what will happen after it has run its course? Yet for most Athenians, Documenta 14, whose tagline is “Learning from Athens,” will likely go unnoticed or even appear superfluous against the burdens of everyday life in the Greek capital. To be clear, while the exhibition does include Athenian and Greek artists, and... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 4/18
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Bodies Off the Street: In Turkey, Artists Face Politics by Looking Inward

by Danyel Ferrari
On Sunday, Turkey will vote on a constitutional referendum, which threatens to expand the reach of the presidency. A “yes” () vote will bring more control into the hands of the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), strengthening the executive government and reducing remaining parliamentary powers. A “no” (hayir) vote rejects this expansion, but carries with it fears of governmental push-back, including the likely continuation of the current “state... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 4/15
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Under the Radar: Denise Treizman | Tadasuke Jinno | A.M. Hanson

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Denise Treizman – New York Tadasuke Jinno – New York A.M. Hanson –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/14
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Girl on Girl: The New Book Exploring the Female Gaze in Photography

by The Artslant Team
What does it mean for a woman to pick up a camera and point it at herself, or at another woman? Is there something unique to be found behind the lens, in the gaze of the female photographer? is an ambitious new book that sets out, if not to resolve this question, then to open it up, to unfold it through the exercise of prolonged looking. Over a year and a half, arts journalist Charlotte Jansen (who is, full disclosure, a former editor of this publication) interviewed 40 female artists from... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/13
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Sarp Kerem Yavuz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? For the past three, maybe four years, I have been trying to find a way to criticize political Islam, particularly as it is employed by the Turkish government. I use traditional Islamic and Ottoman patterns to challenge the government's neo-Ottoman rhetoric and address some the oppression, injustice, and violence people are experiencing in the region. However, the broader issue I have been attempting to discuss for as long as I... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/10
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Under the Radar: Joshua Hagler | Jacco Hinke | Andrea Castillo

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Joshua Hagler – Los Angeles Jacco Hinke – Nuenen, The Netherlands Andrea Castillo – Los... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/7
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See Malick Sidibé’s Portraits the Way His Subjects Did in the 1960s

by Sola Agustsson
Malick Sidibé’s striking images of the Malian rock-and-roll scene have been widely exhibited, though rarely in the form he originally sold to his subjects. After late-night parties, guests would come to Sidibé’s photography studio to place orders for their portraits he’d taken earlier that evening. They did this, he claimed, partly because his studio had electricity, a luxury at the time. He often worked after hours developing chemises (French for “sleeves”)—small proof prints arranged in... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 4/5
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Shawné Michaelain Holloway

by Christian Petersen
Shawné Michaelain Holloway is a new media artist currently based in Chicago. Her deeply personal work, which often casts its unflinching lens onto the artist herself, boldly addresses the intersections of race, feminism, and sexuality in the internet age. She sees simply logging onto the internet as a political gesture that can be imbued with intentionality. Holloway asks important questions about our immersion and participation in a digital world that we all take for granted, but don’t... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/5
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Announcing the ArtSlant Prize IX Round 3 Jurors—Final Days to Apply!

by The Artslant Team
Round 3 closes Friday! 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. Check out the Jurors for this round below. Works available from our ArtSlant Prize 2016 Exhibition are for sale through April 30th at springbreakartfair.com. You can buy works from Brigitta Varadi, Tiffany Smith, Sterling Crispin, Bex Ilsley and Jinhee Park!   Round 3 Jurors: Miguel Leal Rios is the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/4