Recipients of the Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris

by The Artslant Team
Summer 2016 Resident: Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, a native Angeleno, earned both her MFA and BA degrees in Studio Art from California State University, Los Angeles. Her work has been shown in one-person and group exhibitions at the Nan Rae Gallery (Burbank), 18th Street Arts Complex (Santa Monica) and in Los Angeles at Autonomie Projects, Papillion Art, the Luckman Fine Art Gallery, L.A. Freewaves, and most recently in Hard Edged: Geometric Abstraction and Beyond at the California... [more]

Cristina BanBan Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
What are you trying to communicate with your work? I pay attention to the unique moments of daily life in order to represent personal difficulties or simply exalt some aspects of the mundane, to raise awareness of the type of society in which we are all involved. This, alongside a satisfaction for the aesthetic, is what drives me to work. What is an artist’s responsibility? I suppose that each type of art or any form of artistic expression has its objectives, whether it is a... [more]

At Locust Projects, a Tale of Two Factories and Two Artists

by Neil Vazquez
As we seemingly find ourselves spectators to the acceleration of political and environmental decline, two Israeli artists, Rotem Tamir and Omri Zin, are targeting industrial factory processes in an exploratory, performative project. The husband-and-wife team are collaborating for the first time in at Locust Projects in Miami. The piece encompasses two independent, modular “factories,” each managed and operated by the respective artists. Tamir’s factory produces helium-filled latex balloons,... [more]

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sofía Córdova

by Christian Petersen
Sofía Córdova is a Puerto Rican multi-media artist and musician currently based in Oakland, California. Her work collides the sacred, mystical, and ancient with the disposable obsessions of our consumer age. These juxtapositions are not arbitrary, though; Córdova draws distinct lines between the ultra-traditional and the hyper-modern to tell a deeply engaging story mediated through the lens of a Puerto Rican artist living in the United States. Córdova frequently reflects on her Caribbean... [more]

They Had Whole Buildings For That (Now We Use Diapers)

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Only 90s kids would know. Only 80s kids would know. Only Gen-X or Y or Z-ers would know. Jon Rafman might know, but he also knows that prolepsis, anachronism, and non-location are more suitable benchmarks for this twisted ouroboros we’ve made of time. At Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles, the juxtaposition of immersive films by Rafman and Stan VanDerBeek, made decades apart, charts a rising threshold of popular vision that correlates to a kind of political decline—the history of cinema as... [more]

Under the Radar: Winnie Chan | Suzanne Dittenber | Young Eun Kang

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Winnie Chan – London & Exeter Suzanne Dittenber – Indiana Young Eun Kang –... [more]

Bex Ilsley Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Bex Ilsley received an ArtSlant Prize 2016 Honorable Mention. We’re presenting Bex’s work this week at SPRING/BREAK Art Show.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Something about what it’s like to always live one step removed from yourself. I experience this sensation of always watching myself while I perform the person I am. I had built this largish following on social media and the sensation became stronger. I started to try and embrace that sensation through... [more]

Deadline Extended - Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency, Paris

by The Artslant Team
   We’ve extended the deadline! The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris is now accepting applications for the June–July 2017 session until March 15th, Midnight UTC. Apply here. The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris provides the recipient with lodging for 2 months in an apartment in Paris, travel to and from Paris, and a $1000/month... [more]

Brigitta Varadi: Marking Memory

by Andrea Alessi
  In some way, all things are congealed moments in a longer social trajectory. All things are brief deposits of this or that property, photographs that conceal the reality of the motion from which their objecthood is a momentary respite.   —Arjun Appadurai, “The Thing Itself” [1] To hear Brigitta Varadi talk about sheep is to hear her effuse about something bigger than wool, felt, or the declining carpet and farming industries in the remote corner of North West Ireland where she... [more]

Tiffany Smith: The Perpetual Tourist

by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina
  When Tiffany Smith enters a home, she looks at every item, searching for clues to reveal identity and personal history. She combs the space for intimate hints that work together to tell a story. Raised between Nassau, Bahamas, and Miami, Florida, by her Caribbean parents, Smith has put her faith in photography, using the camera to confront stereotypes about Caribbean culture and identity formation. While earning her BA in photography at the Savannah School of Art and Design, Smith... [more]