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Under the Radar: Danielle Williamson | Jenyu Wang | Anna Fafaliou

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. Danielle Williamson – Tel Aviv-Yafo ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/6
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Under the Radar: Alison Hunt Ballard | Michael Wynne | Narda Alvarado

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. Alison Hunt Ballard – Palm Springs, CA ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/2
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In 2016, Women Artists Led the Way in New Media

by Andrea Alessi
A couple weeks ago I asked Christian Petersen, who writes the fortnightly “Wednesday Web Artist of the Week” column, to pick his favorite artist interviews of 2016. For his edification, I emailed over a list of the year’s best-read pieces, which, I keenly observed, comprised all women artists. Oh, “it’s gonna be ALLL ladies for sure,” he shot back. I asked if he had any reflections on what he learned interviewing 25 new media artists and curators this year. “What I’ve really taken away from the column is that the world of new media art is home... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 12/27/16
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UNDER THE RADAR: ALISON HUNT BALLARD, MICHAEL WYNNE, NARDA ALVARADO

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 ourresidency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Alison Hunt Ballard – Palm Springs, CA Michael Wynne – London Narda Alvarado &nda... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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Under the Radar: Nancy Jones | Erin Batson | Valerian Ocampo

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. Nancy Jones – Berlin E... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/20/16
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Who Are the Modern “Creatives”? Social Currency and the Self-Made Artist

by Lauren McQuade
As I walked up to Andrü Sisson’s studio on the morning of the press preview for his self-produced debut solo show, Ivory Gold Slaves, I saw what the past few months of collaborating with musician and friend, Rocco DeLuca, must have been like. Sisson sat on the floor of a matte black van parked in front of his studio. Its open shell provided the only source of shade on a cloudless late September day, the sun spitting out the last of summer’s relentless 90-degree heat. DeLuca stood nearby on the sidewalk, passing a spliff back and forth a couple of times, laughing and chatting, befo... [more]
Posted by Lauren McQuade on 12/21/16
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Under the Radar: Nancy Jones, Erin Batson, Valerian Ocampo

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. Nancy Jones – Berlin Erin Batson – New York Valerian Ocampo – Brooklyn ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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Marijn van Kreij: Slowing Down through Repetition

by Edo Dijksterhuis
If I can free a humble material from itself, perhaps I can free myself from myself. This text is written on a scrap of paper, torn from a sketchbook and almost carelessly tacked to the wall of Marijn van Kreij’s studio, just outside of Amsterdam. It’s a daily reminder resonating in the space where the artist spends most of his waking hours drawing and painting, but also reading, looking at pictures from his ever-growing art book library, immersing himself in this repository of text and image. Van Kreij’s work is the antithesis of what art is according to many: the work of... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 12/16/16
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Yoshi Sodeoka

by Christian Petersen
Yoshi Sodeoka is a Japanese artist who moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute in the late 80s and has made it his home ever since. The work he started there, using the first wave of accessible digital tools, could be seen as a direct precursor to what became the modern new media art movement. He was a very early proponent of using the internet as a blank canvas for a new kind of creativity, exploring those possibilities with his groundbreaking work at Word.com, one of the first web magazines. Today Sodeoka is best known for his mind-melting video experiments, often enhanced with his own textured musical compos... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 12/14/16
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2016’s Best Artist Interviews

by Andrea Alessi
There’s been a lot of hand-wringing of late about whether artists and the creative class can do more to combat the growing threats to democracy, the environment, and even our physical bodies. The work is never over, but I found a welcome moment of encouragement while reviewing the artist interviews ArtSlant published in 2016. Clicking through the archive I was motivated by the diverse cross-section of artists grappling with some of the most pressing issues of our time. In 2016, artists taught us about self-defense when faced with police brutality and how to evade Big Data collecting o... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 12/14/16