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Jinhee Park Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Zzin (Jinhee) Park. Jinhee received an ArtSlant Prize 2016 Honorable Mention. We’re presenting Jinhee’s work this week at SPRING/BREAK Art Show. What are you trying to communicate with your work? Well, I don't have any particular messages in making art. Instead, I am responsive to each day and each spot. If I feel sure of myself, I have only to wait for what will be spewed out of the intriguing mystery box. What is an artist... [more]
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Under the Radar: Viet Ha Tran | Alexandra Gallagher | Nadia Rapti

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Viet Ha Tran – Madrid ... [more]
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Hannah Black Conjures a New Dawn in the Timeless Loop of History

by Audrey L. Phillips
Berlin-based artist Hannah Black’s solo presentation Soc or Barb at New York’s Bodega lingers like a heavy fog drawn from today’s political climate. The title, short for Socialism or Barbarism is borrowed from Rosa Luxemburg’s early twentieth century wager on the future of capitalism. Its prescience is foreboding. Entering the gallery, I am confronted by a clay audience of roughly shaped creatures. Black’s fingerprints define and add texture to these tiny spectators, most of which are wearing cotton white t-shirts that have infinity signs on them. Though the figura... [more]
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Facing the Black Mirror: Michael Holman Owns the Confederate Flag

by Andrea Alessi
Oscar Wilde famously suggested great art “reveal beauty and hide the artist.” For the 2017 BLACK MIRROR exhibition at SPRING/BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant will be exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In expectation of this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring interviews with partici... [more]
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Artists Respond to Feminist Novelists in Two Timely Literary Group Shows

by Sola Agustsson
Though widely read, novelists Octavia Butler and Angela Carter were often pigeonholed as “genre writers” in their time. In recent years, however, these women’s writings have experienced a resurgence in readership and, decades after publication, they still generate relevant political discussions about intersectionality, capitalism, and the environment. In a testament to their influence beyond the literary canon, two recent art shows engaged with Carter, Butler, and their vital subject matter, as well as the visuals that their writing inspired. The Bloody Chamber (1979), possi... [more]
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Abdul Mazid Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Abdul Mazid. What are you trying to communicate with your work? Underneath it all is this interest in upending perception and expectation. Our society is structured in a way that begs us to differentiate, categorize, and now, to isolate. I want to blur categories and ultimately extinguish those barriers. I believe that if we look long enough the patterns and similarities come to the surface. ... [more]
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Transmediale’s Revolution from Within

by Benjamin Busch
What are the implications of media in today’s so-called post-truth society? Mediating technologies permeate everyday life, and rather than serving an emancipatory agenda, they tend to reinforce baked-in prejudices and ideological assumptions. Global media corporations like Google and Facebook extract billions of dollars of surplus value by exploiting their users’ self-generated, cultural and biometric information. Positive feedback loops like “fake news” emerge as the expression of such platforms’ structural logic of capitalist accumulation. Fact checkers strive in... [more]
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Under the Radar: Roger Josefsson, Sylwia Kaden, Maja Ruznic

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Roger Josefsson – Stockholm ... [more]
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Facing the Black Mirror: chashama Transforms Unused Properties into Art Venues

by The Artslant Team
Oscar Wilde famously suggested great art “reveal beauty and hide the artist.” For the 2017 BLACK MIRROR exhibition at SPRING/BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant will be exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In expectation of this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring four interviews with participating curators and artists, asking them what they see reflected in the black mirror. ... [more]
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Crafting “Feminine Monsters,” Bonnie Lucas Takes on Growing Up as a Girl

by Olivia B. Murphy
On an overcast morning in January, I arrived in Washington D.C. wearing a ratty old t-shirt with the words “My Body My Choice” emblazoned across the breast, ready to march with hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children. It was a t-shirt handed down to me from my mother, who first wore it in 1989 at a Mobilize for Women’s Lives March, organized by NOW. Walking down Independence Avenue almost thirty years later, with scores of protesters brandishing signs and pins and protest t-shirts of their own, I felt a strange mix of pride and sadness: pride that so many of us were co... [more]