Frances Guerin: Mark Wallinger in London

      Many of the Young British Artists are concerned first and foremost with either disrupting the status quo of the British art establishment, or their own overblown self-importance. Neither concern is, in and of itself, to be scoffed at, but when there is nothing else going on, I have little patience for yet another episode of the ego vs the colonizing (in every sense of the word) super ego. Mark Wallinger engages both these familiar preoccupations in his latest installation at Anthony... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/29/10

Natalie Hegert: The Plight of the Intern

    April’s New York Times reported that the number of unpaid internships has increased while actual job openings remain scarce. Many of them may even be deemed illegal, which might come as no surprise to those of us who have recently been "interned" at an institution in the arts. Federal regulations indicate the difference between unpaid training, as in internships, and paid employee work as such: that an intern cannot displace a regular employee, and the employer “derives no immediate... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/22/10

Andrea Alessi: Doing Art Barcelona Style

    It was only on my return flight from Barcelona that I realized I’d spent nearly a week looking at art in the Catalunyan capital without seeing a single Picasso, Miró, Dalí, or even Chillida. While the oversight was not deliberate, I reckon an art lover has to be trying pretty hard to make such a glaring omission. On my last Spanish sojourn their works turned up everywhere, not the least in museums named after them, but also in private and national museum collections, commercial... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/15/10

Georgia Fee: Notes on Notes

  Lists. The possibilities are endless.   I like making lists. I feel energized and focused while writing one, as if something good is about to happen. There is an air of expectation, an aura of accomplishment, in a finely crafted list.  Work and dinner parties and trips and shopping - they all need them. Without a list I can circle aimlessly for hours trying to decide where to go, what to do. It's maddening. I wonder when I made my first list? I hope I wasn’t too young because as... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/7/10