GEOslant with Noah Dillon: A Testament

When I first met Jackie McAllister he seemed completely perplexing. Jackie was a Scotsman, about two decades older than me and the other students at SVA’s Art Criticism and Writing MFA program. He attended the Whitney ISP in 1989, studying under Hal Foster, befriending Colin de Land and Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, and others. Jackie was sure to remind you of those wide and deep social connections at every opportunity. Anyway, I couldn’t figure out why an established older critic, curator, and... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/24/12

GEOslant: What to See, Where to Be Seen Around Hong Kong, by Robin Peckham

Wanchai, the neighborhood immediately surrounding the convention center in which the art fair is housed, is not normally a major gathering point for the art crowd. For a week in May, however, we learn to love it and make the trek several times daily from the fair through the parallel streets marked by aging stripped clubs (that’s a state of being, not becoming) and former naval watering holes to the few decent spots on the south side of the area abutting the mountain. For lunch or... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/17/12

GEOslant with Frances Guerin - Shibuya: At the Center of the World

  Many times I have seen the pedestrian crossing, and felt its energy in movies and music videos. But it's like the rest of this city -- being in the middle of Hachiko is like nothing else I have ever experienced. The hordes of people are inconceivable, the density of the people traffic so inspiring that it felt like I had been on a lifelong pilgrimage to be there, only I didn't know it till I got there. After one week, I think I am getting used to being in Tokyo, but still, the same... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/11/12

GEOslant with Gabriella Picone: Under the Tent, Behind the Scenes at Frieze

Working to prepare for the first New York Frieze Art Fair has been a blend of anticipation and curiosity. To be honest I’ve never been to a Frieze Art Fair in London and to be even more honest I’m not a huge art fair advocate, but working for Frieze has provided me with an admiration for the collective effort needed to create a large-scale event. My art fair role, which has shifted from the art-admiring spectator/critical journalist to a true team player, has still left me with an impartial... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/1/12