ABOUT TO BURST: The Art World’s Intern Bubble

Unpaid Internship. A two-word phrase that makes any young creative cringe. The concept of providing work for free is an unfortunate reality in most every field and is particularly indicative of a troubling larger issue within the artistic community. In an industry that already has a difficult time solidifying the marriage of labor and capital, an expectation like the unpaid internship warps the entire market. What could be a hands-on learning experience often falls flat, discrediting and... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/29/11

Shan Studio and Gigonline: Don’t wake the neighbours

It’s midnight, Beijing-time, and in the darkened living room of a small apartment near the city’s second ring road, two figures quietly attend to their bank of equipment. The performers, Taurin Barrera and gogoj, appear not entirely there, in a world of their own, working away in an environment with few sounds filling the room aside from the rustles of their movements. Projected on the wall beside them are gogoj’s wave-form lightning strikes, reacting to some unheard input, building from... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/21/11


It's really about love. That was Amy Sadao, Executive Director of Visual AIDS, speaking in 2010 at the Postcards from the Edge benefit show. She was talking about continuing the dialog about HIV and AIDS through art and activism, keeping alive the works of artists who have died from the disease, and providing support to a community of HIV+ artists. This has always been the goal of Visual AIDS since its beginnings in 1988. AIDS is as much about love as it is about loss. Consider, for... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/13/11

The Worst and Best Public Art in Chicago This Year (so far)

It’s already been quite the year for public art in Chicago, even if the year is little more than half over by now.  Unfortunately, “quite the year” in this case means a year I would already rather forget. Millennium Park is undoubtedly the single most important and visible site for public art in Chicago with both permanent and temporary pieces.  Opened in 2004, four years behind its slated opening on the millennium, the park hosts two permanent public art works, Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/5/11