Bigindicator

20170109175231-20160623233114-img_2267

Round 1 of the ArtSlant Prize IX Now Accepting Submissions

by The Artslant Team
Above: Round 1 Entry by Sid Daniels, Grand Hotel, 2016. The ArtSlant Prize supports emerging artists working in all media. We offer cash prizes and an exhibition to winners, with opportunities to sell and promote your work to our international network throughout the process. Each round of our prize is judged by a panel of three independent art professionals. In the past, these have included gallery owners and curators from some of the top galleries in the world, as well as renowned critics and artists. To Apply: click contest entry from your ArtSlant Profile or... [more]
20170106173726-20160425165417-final_person2-3

Under the Radar: Danielle Williamson | Jenyu Wang | Anna Fafaliou

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. Danielle Williamson – Tel Aviv-Yafo ... [more]
20170102102545-20141217212257-8_time_narda

Under the Radar: Alison Hunt Ballard | Michael Wynne | Narda Alvarado

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. Alison Hunt Ballard – Palm Springs, CA ... [more]
20161227191441-leah

In 2016, Women Artists Led the Way in New Media

by Andrea Alessi
A couple weeks ago I asked Christian Petersen, who writes the fortnightly “Wednesday Web Artist of the Week” column, to pick his favorite artist interviews of 2016. For his edification, I emailed over a list of the year’s best-read pieces, which, I keenly observed, comprised all women artists. Oh, “it’s gonna be ALLL ladies for sure,” he shot back. I asked if he had any reflections on what he learned interviewing 25 new media artists and curators this year. “What I’ve really taken away from the column is that the world of new media art is home... [more]
20161219102621-as_show_prep_by_jerrick_romero

Who Are the Modern “Creatives”? Social Currency and the Self-Made Artist

by Lauren McQuade
As I walked up to Andrü Sisson’s studio on the morning of the press preview for his self-produced debut solo show, Ivory Gold Slaves, I saw what the past few months of collaborating with musician and friend, Rocco DeLuca, must have been like. Sisson sat on the floor of a matte black van parked in front of his studio. Its open shell provided the only source of shade on a cloudless late September day, the sun spitting out the last of summer’s relentless 90-degree heat. DeLuca stood nearby on the sidewalk, passing a spliff back and forth a couple of times, laughing and chatting, befo... [more]
20161220165500-20161109135416-ladyblobprint1115

Under the Radar: Nancy Jones | Erin Batson | Valerian Ocampo

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. Nancy Jones – Berlin E... [more]
20161213180800-20160510135019-angry_hillary

2016’s Best Artist Interviews

by Andrea Alessi
There’s been a lot of hand-wringing of late about whether artists and the creative class can do more to combat the growing threats to democracy, the environment, and even our physical bodies. The work is never over, but I found a welcome moment of encouragement while reviewing the artist interviews ArtSlant published in 2016. Clicking through the archive I was motivated by the diverse cross-section of artists grappling with some of the most pressing issues of our time. In 2016, artists taught us about self-defense when faced with police brutality and how to evade Big Data collecting o... [more]
20161214110335-ghost-10

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Yoshi Sodeoka

by Christian Petersen
Yoshi Sodeoka is a Japanese artist who moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute in the late 80s and has made it his home ever since. The work he started there, using the first wave of accessible digital tools, could be seen as a direct precursor to what became the modern new media art movement. He was a very early proponent of using the internet as a blank canvas for a new kind of creativity, exploring those possibilities with his groundbreaking work at Word.com, one of the first web magazines. Today Sodeoka is best known for his mind-melting video experiments, often enhanced with his own textured musical compos... [more]
20161209150705-20150725045912-edit5-2

Under the Radar: Svitlana Levchenko | Nathan Cluss | Lloyd Galbraith

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. Svitlana Levchenko – Kyiv, Ukraine ... [more]
20161208144855-lesvos_athensfinaledit-4-_1_-_2_

Ordinary Bravery: In Lesbos and Athens, Refugees Live in Limbo [Photo Essay]

by Jade Angeles Fitton
“We don’t have the option to go home, we lost everything!” —Mohammed Yamma, from Afghanistan Can art provide a constructive and authentic response to the refugee crisis? In response to this well-trodden question, David Evans Berry, a photographer from Wales, travelled to Lesbos and Athens earlier this year to capture the ongoing crisis and what happens to the people left stranded in a no man’s land. Taking time to hear the stories of those who had fled to Greece, and keeping the humanity of his subjects as his guiding motivation, David was intent on avoiding a... [more]