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Artists Respond to Feminist Novelists in Two Timely Literary Group Shows

by Sola Agustsson
Though widely read, novelists Octavia Butler and Angela Carter were often pigeonholed as “genre writers” in their time. In recent years, however, these women’s writings have experienced a resurgence in readership and, decades after publication, they still generate relevant political discussions about intersectionality, capitalism, and the environment. In a testament to their influence beyond the literary canon, two recent art shows engaged with Carter, Butler, and their vital subject matter, as well as the visuals that their writing inspired. The Bloody Chamber (1979), possi... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 2/21
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Transmediale’s Revolution from Within

by Benjamin Busch
What are the implications of media in today’s so-called post-truth society? Mediating technologies permeate everyday life, and rather than serving an emancipatory agenda, they tend to reinforce baked-in prejudices and ideological assumptions. Global media corporations like Google and Facebook extract billions of dollars of surplus value by exploiting their users’ self-generated, cultural and biometric information. Positive feedback loops like “fake news” emerge as the expression of such platforms’ structural logic of capitalist accumulation. Fact checkers strive in... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 2/20
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Under the Radar: Roger Josefsson, Sylwia Kaden, Maja Ruznic

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. Roger Josefsson – Stockholm ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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Abdul Mazid 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 Abdul Mazid. What are you trying to communicate with your work? Underneath it all is this interest in upending perception and expectation. Our society is structured in a way that begs us to differentiate, categorize, and now, to isolate. I want to blur categories and ultimately extinguish those barriers. I believe that if we look long enough the patterns and similarities come to the surface. ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/20
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Facing the Black Mirror: chashama Transforms Unused Properties into Art Venues

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 four interviews with participating curators and artists, asking them what they see reflected in the black mirror. ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/15
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Crafting “Feminine Monsters,” Bonnie Lucas Takes on Growing Up as a Girl

by Olivia B. Murphy
On an overcast morning in January, I arrived in Washington D.C. wearing a ratty old t-shirt with the words “My Body My Choice” emblazoned across the breast, ready to march with hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children. It was a t-shirt handed down to me from my mother, who first wore it in 1989 at a Mobilize for Women’s Lives March, organized by NOW. Walking down Independence Avenue almost thirty years later, with scores of protesters brandishing signs and pins and protest t-shirts of their own, I felt a strange mix of pride and sadness: pride that so many of us were co... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 2/14
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Under the Radar: Simona Brinkmann | Ordí Calder | Gabriel Stoian

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. Simona Brinkmann – London ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/12
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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