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Franklin Melendez: Strangeloves (Or, How Art Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fashion)

    The best way to deal with a Blitzkrieg tour New York is to hit the ground running--especially during opening season, when every major blue chip gallery and uptown institution decides to throw open its doors, put on its Sunday best, and shell out a few bucks for the good stuff to attract the newly tanned and summered patrons back in to the thick of it. This year promised to be particularly frisky with the economy seeming less deflated and the general climate substantially less grim.... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/27/10
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Robin Peckham: On Lee Kit

  One of the core members of the cluster of artist studios at Fotan, an agglomeration of several dozen industrial buildings in the New Territories of Hong Kong, Lee Kit has developed art objects and an artistic practice based on his own style of life. Over the past ten years, his series of hand-painted pieces of cloth has become an icon of the Hong Kong art scene: beginning with monochrome sheets of linen and other fabrics, he applies stripes, plaids, hatching, or other patterns to create... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/21/10
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Alex Field: When Life Gets in the Way of Art

  When I was growing up I had a very firm idea of how my life was going to turn out. I was going to go to Oxford University to study English Literature, then move into a job with excellent prospects, get married, have babies and live happily ever after in a beautiful house in the country.  At no point did those little mundanities of life feature in my plan; there was no laundry, no supermarket queues and certainly no days at the office where the work is dull and the hours drag.  Then, at a... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/14/10
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Joyce Cronin in London: In search of the f-word...

  Last Saturday I decided to visit an old friend called Feminism via Hannah Wilke’s exhibition at Alison Jacques Gallery. I had also just read for the first time about an artist called Joana Vasconcelos, showing at Haunch of Venison, whose work ‘focuses on the politics of gender, national identity and class’ so I decided to check that out too. At Brixton station I see a woman in front of me with a Feminist Library canvas bag. I remember the library was under constant threat of closure and... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/7/10