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Ghosts, Devils, and Advertising

by Ali Fitzgerald
“City of Lights, City of Fonts” is a blog and visual diary created by ArtSlant’s Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Ali Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will explore France’s evolving visual relationship to propaganda, looking deeply at aesthetics of nationalism and politicized otherness. With sketches, writing, and graphic vignettes, she will document fonts, signage, and France's history of drawing as activism.    In his book, A Little Guide to the 15th Arrondissement for the Use of Phantoms, Roger Caillois examines the sleepy... [more]
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Jesse Farber 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 Jesse Farber.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? There is a way in which I think we are very alienated from ourselves, in trying to understand ourselves as material beings existing in the world. We learn more and more about the nature of matter and our physical systems, but it’s still so difficult to feel in any visceral sense that this is actually... [more]
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The ArtSlant Prize X: Apply Today + Juror Announcement!

by The Artslant Team
Round 1 of the ArtSlant Prize X closes February 26th. Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes and an exhibition in New York during Armory Week! To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu navicon  at the top and select ArtSlant Prize. The ArtSlant Prize IX Exhibition will take place during Armory Week in New York at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, March 6–12, 2018, booth 2231. Purchase tickets for the fair here. ROUND 1 JURORS:     Roberto Acosta Oyarzo is printmaker, film maker and curator based in... [more]
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Lorna Mills Cracks The Great Code

by Christian Petersen
We run an online magazine, so of course, we’re interested in what’s happening with art on the web. Every other Wednesday online gallerist, founder, and curator of Digital Sweat Gallery, Christian Petersen, selects a Web Artist of the Week.   If you have even a passing interest in net art then you are likely familiar with the work of Lorna Mills. The Toronto-based artist and curator has been hugely successful in promoting the medium to a wider audience, both through her own work and as a conduit for other artists. In her own practice, Mills works mainly in the GIF... [more]
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Portrait: Katie Stout Defies Genre with Her Touchable, Usable, Body Positive Artworks

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
This photo portrait was originally published as a longer interview feature on Freunde von Freunden. In a vast warehouse in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, Katie Stout crafts couches out of various textiles and her signature Girl Lamps out of clay, celebrating womanhood with colors and textures in the form of functional pieces.                                                           Stout’s creative process is bold,... [more]
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What Makes Up the Parisian Mystique? Part Two

by Ali Fitzgerald
“City of Lights, City of Fonts” is a blog and visual diary created by ArtSlant’s Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Ali Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will explore France’s evolving visual relationship to propaganda, looking deeply at aesthetics of nationalism and politicized otherness. With sketches, writing, and graphic vignettes, she will document fonts, signage, and France's history of drawing as activism.    Last week I asked what decorative beauty inspires in us. This week, I felt the overwhelming power of ornamentation as I... [more]
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Announcing the ArtSlant Prize IX Winners

by The Artslant Team
We are very excited to announce the ArtSlant Prize IX Winners. Thank you all the jurors from the ArtSlant Prize IX showcase and congratulations to all our juried winners! It is from this pool of juried winners that ArtSlant’s Editorial Board selected the ArtSlant Prize Winners. The ArtSlant Prize IX Exhibition will take place during Armory Week in New York at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, March 6–12, 2018, booth 2231. Purchase tickets for the fair here. SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally... [more]
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What Makes Up the Parisian Mystique? Part One

by Ali Fitzgerald
“City of Lights, City of Fonts” is a blog and visual diary created by ArtSlant’s Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Ali Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will explore France’s evolving visual relationship to propaganda, looking deeply at aesthetics of nationalism and politicized otherness. With sketches, writing, and graphic vignettes, she will document fonts, signage, and France's history of drawing as activism.    My gossamer vision of Paris, flimsy and informed by movies, comprises the following things: Douchebag Woody Allen characters... [more]
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Peddling Patriarchy, Profiting from Pain: The Art World’s Funding Problem

by Andrea Alessi
In October 2017, Esquire and the New Yorker published penetrating articles linking the Sackler family, known to most as patrons of the arts, with the growing opioid crisis in America. The unsympathetic accounts described a family whose empire was built on the aggressive marketing of painkillers, particularly OxyContin; a family that has for decades gone out of their way to keep their name separate from the drug company, Purdue Pharma, and associated activities from which they derived their wealth. These revelations should have rocked the art world. The Sackler name is plastered on art... [more]
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Doraelia Ruiz 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 Doraelia Ruiz.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Wow this question, for me, is really loaded. As an artist I try my best to communicate my experience as a human being living in this time and age. I've done work about everything from heartbreak to social class to mass commercialization—you name it. In the end I always work from a place of passion.... [more]
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What’s Lost in the Art World’s Fixation on Price?

by Antonia Ward
Red is good – brown is bad – and nothing with fish. So goes our education in the alchemy of divining an artwork’s appeal, as delivered by one of the collectors featured in Nathaniel Kahn’s new documentary The Price of Everything. Through candid interviews with artists and industry specialists the film takes us on a pacey journey through the high end of the commercial art world. What does our current relationship with art, creativity, and the commercial structures we have built around them really say about our appreciation of value? With record sales happening left,... [more]
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City of Lights, City of Fonts

by Ali Fitzgerald
“City of Lights, City of Fonts” is a blog and visual diary created by ArtSlant’s Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Ali Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will explore France’s evolving visual relationship to propaganda, looking deeply at aesthetics of nationalism and politicized otherness. With sketches, writing, and graphic vignettes, she will document fonts, signage, and France's history of drawing as activism.    Over the last few years I’ve done comics about hungover bears, art zombies, and queer mermaids. See a particularly emo... [more]
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Genevieve Goffman 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 Genevieve Goffman.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I demonstrate how narratives both outline the path of and frequently propel the distribution of power. How dominant power structures parabolize history, co-opt memory, and distort perceptions of current events. I am mildly obsessed with charting how states or political movements use memorialization as tool... [more]
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A Dog in the Fight: The Exploitation of Animals in Art

by DARREN JONES
We kill them, hunt them, destroy their habitats and communities, display them, wear, buy, use, and discard them. Occasionally we attempt to save them from what we've done. Animals are the original victims of helotry, oppressed and wherever possible forced into servitude in pursuit of humankind’s betterment. Our presumption of ownership, and mistreatment in the name of religious rituals, clothing, entertainment, or work is the eternal hallmark of our depravity. In the art world, animals, dead and alive, are too often procured as raw material, justified by inauthentic claims of... [more]
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Under the Radar: Emmanuel Monzon | Irina Raffo | FeiFan Zhang

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. Emmanuel Monzon –... [more]
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Lauren C. Sudbrink 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 Lauren C. Sudbrink.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? As an artist, musician, and performer my work is concerned with the possibilities of social engagement. Drawing on my early work in photography, my practice seeks to examine and assert the notion that art is never passive or static, but a constellation of systems and processes that determine, affirm, and... [more]
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Nicole Ruggiero: Our Devices, Ourselves

by Christian Petersen
We run an online magazine, so of course, we’re interested in what’s happening with art on the web. Every other Wednesday online gallerist, founder, and curator of Digital Sweat Gallery, Christian Petersen, selects a Web Artist of the Week.   New York City artist and designer Nicole Ruggiero has her thumb on the pulse of popular, contemporary internet art. Her work succinctly reflects the overarching aesthetics and emotional obsessions of a rapidly expanding community of young digital artists. The world that Ruggiero documents and fabricates is one where the... [more]
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