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The French Smile

by James Patrick Benn
  The French Smile They say the French don’t smile.  I disagree.  They smile all the time time ; they’re just a misunderstood people. Americans smile all the time and we smile at everybody.  We smile at the people in the elevator ; we smile at passersby on the sidewalk ; we smile at our annoying colleagues.  We are even told to smile when we answer the phone.  We smile.  We are equal opportunity smilers.  Everybody gets a smile.  It is rude not to smile.  Our culture obliges us to... [more]
Posted by James Patrick Benn on 4/22
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Under the Radar: Donghwan Ko | Klara Grancicova | Chanelle Collier

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Donghwan Ko – London Klara Grancicova – Prague Chanelle Collier –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/18
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Shortlist for the Georgia Fee Residency, Summer 2018

by The Artslant Team
  We are happy to announce that the following candidates have been shortlisted for the Georgia Fee Residency – Summer 2018.  After two rounds of interviews, the jurors will announce the winning resident on May 1st.  We would like to thank everyone who applied for this season’s residency.  The quality of the of the candidates continues to rise and we are delighted with the diversity of the applications.  All applications were considered and discussed at length amongst our... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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Ali Fitzgerald – The Georgia Fee Resident, Live In Workshop Action

by James Patrick Benn
On Wednesday evening, Georgia Fee Resident, Ali Fitzgerald, presented the final of four workshops about visual storytelling. The workshop series took place at one of Paris’ most historic bookstores, Shakespeare and Company. Each week highlighted a theme that Ali demonstrated through her own and other storyteller’s work. The themes included: Relationships, The City, Memories, and Emotions & Ambiance. After examining examples of how such subjects can be portrayed, Ali asked participants to... [more]
Posted by James Patrick Benn
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Anne-Marie Giroux Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? It depends on the project I am working on. My work is both figurative and abstract, but above all conceptual. I always work from a theme that appeals to me and will allow me to deepen my research through the creative process. I am interested in the poetic expression that evolves through the theme and the conceptual aspect of the project. What I try to communicate is expressed through the idea, the purpose, as well as the color,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/16
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Under the Radar: Nina Vichayapai | Basia Goszczynska | Meghan Eilleen Borah

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Nina Vichayapai – Seattle Basia Goszczynska – Brooklyn Meghan Eilleen Borah –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/11
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Krista Svalbonas Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I have a longstanding interest in architecture, particularly urban environments. My past work has dealt with low-income housing complexes; modernist architectural ideals, drawing from Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Soviet architecture; and the phenomenology of space. I am fascinated by the language of spatial relationships and by the effect of architectural form and structure on the psychology of the human environment. My... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/9
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Resistance and Aesthetics

by Ali Fitzgerald
  Every revolution has an aesthetic. Some of the most influential resistance visuals come from the uprisings of May 1968 in Paris. That month there were strikes and protests, with half a million people marching through the streets chanting: “Adieu, de Gaulle!” (“Farewell, de Gaulle!”). New York Times correspondent Steven Erlanger wrote of the time: The movement began with student protests against archaic university rules and quickly radiated out to factories and other... [more]
Posted by Ali Fitzgerald on 4/6
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Under the Radar: Noel Laue | Ryan LaBar | Jarica Walsh

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Noel Laue – San Diego Ryan LaBar – Joseph, Oregon Jarica Walsh – Oklahoma... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/6
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Txema Novelo Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Inspired by the work of Brion Gysin, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, my work proposes a meta-religion based on two main things: rock & roll and mysticism. Functioning like a secret order that emphasizes the spiritual attributes of musical movements like the blues, rasta, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY), Texan sixties psychedelic rock, or German krautrock, I try to propose a new iconography based on the music and musicians... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/3