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Laura Bushell: London Scene and Cineast

    After the kicking it has taken from recent government cuts, it’s a surprise that the UK film industry hasn’t just crawled off, put on a suit and got a ‘proper job’. But no, it’s still here, and if anything this climate of minimal budgets has given those filmmakers and artists used to making glorious moving images from peanuts a chance to seize some attention of their own. Granted, nobody knows how it’s going to pan out until, over the next few years, we begin to see the fruits of any... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/23/10
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Hunter Braithwaite: Shanghai for Artists

    The decentralization of the art world has occurred on two separate, yet intersecting planes: Art fairs, conferences, auctions, and biennales have popped up in established cultural and financial centers across the world, giving new life and verve to the international scene. Concurrently, the actual production of art has spread and splintered; artists seeking out cheap locales in a similar international but less cosmopolitan manner have begun to mine new areas of the world within which to... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/14/10
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Frances Guerin: Eadweard Muybridge at the Tate

The most challenging aspect of teaching early photography is communicating to 18 year olds just how enthralling, even mesmerizing it was to its nineteenth century audiences. Coming away from the Tate Britain’s exhibition of Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic experiments, my resounding response was one of wonder at the beauty and magic of what I had just seen. Muybridge, the innovative, self-made man of modernity with a sensational biography is not the only draw card here, rather... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/8/10
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Nicola Bozzi: Under Heaven in Amsterdam

      When I first rode my bike to Slotermeer, it was to check out the house that would eventually become my place here in Amsterdam. I could see the cozy restaurants and cafès of the city center turn into Kebab eateries and Muslim bakeries, as the Dutch capital's signature narrow brick homes were gradually replaced by more anonymous housing, spiced up by the occasional colored handrail. On that very first trip, while crossing the second drabbest underpass before my destination, a vision... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/2/10