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Under the Radar: Noel Laue | Ryan LaBar | Jarica Walsh

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Noel Laue – San Diego Ryan LaBar – Joseph, Oregon Jarica Walsh – Oklahoma... [more]
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Resistance and Aesthetics

by Ali Fitzgerald
  Every revolution has an aesthetic. Some of the most influential resistance visuals come from the uprisings of May 1968 in Paris. That month there were strikes and protests, with half a million people marching through the streets chanting: “Adieu, de Gaulle!” (“Farewell, de Gaulle!”). New York Times correspondent Steven Erlanger wrote of the time: The movement began with student protests against archaic university rules and quickly radiated out to factories and other... [more]
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Txema Novelo Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Inspired by the work of Brion Gysin, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, my work proposes a meta-religion based on two main things: rock & roll and mysticism. Functioning like a secret order that emphasizes the spiritual attributes of musical movements like the blues, rasta, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY), Texan sixties psychedelic rock, or German krautrock, I try to propose a new iconography based on the music and musicians... [more]
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Under the Radar: Ljubica Denkovic | Noni Michelle | Maria Petrenko

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ljubica Denkovic – Novi Sad, Serbia Noni Michelle – Montgomery, AL Maria Petrenko – Kyiv,... [more]
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Clash of Political Visuals, Part Two

by Ali Fitzgerald
  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we forge the symbols and icons of resistance. Last week, during the March for Our Lives, images of Parkland High School student and gun control activist Emma Gonzalez circulated which recall older, lionizing posters of resistance fighters. In fact, her frontal, defiant pose resembles several wartime depictions of Joan of Arc. Like the recent marches, one of the first acts of resistance during the German occupation of France was carried... [more]
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Carolyn Frischling Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Right now, I want to make things that will last...meditative and contemplative objects...about things that are felt but not thought...mysteries, wonder, and love.   Quidditas #selfie II, 2016, Digital C print on aluminum panel with cast resin   What is an artist’s responsibility? In my opinion, an artist’s primary responsibility is to reinterpret for our times the recurring themes important to humankind. Some... [more]
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Under the Radar: Mladen Stropnik | Rachel L. Hausmann | Scott Mossman

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Mladen Stropnik – Ljubljana Rachel L. Hausmann – Milwaukee Scott Mossman –... [more]
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Clash of Political Visuals, Part One

by Ali Fitzgerald
  As I spoke about before, France was the birthplace of the lithographic poster as art form. But the Art Nouveau poster gave way to different, more propagandistic uses in the two World Wars. During the German occupation between 1940–1944, the city was awash in German and Vichy propaganda posters and signs, as well as competing images from the resistance. British historian Ian Ousby wrote of that time: Symbols of Paris were painted over and repurposed by the invading army.... [more]
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Emmanuel Monzon Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? There is no judgment in my work, no denunciation. My field of play is a country where the landscape is shaped by and for people on the move. Without a second thought, this world is going through a perpetual mutation, which sees a new city rising, another one dying, leaving them laid out indistinctly one next to the other. This visual chaos is my source of inspiration. What I want to share and convey is a kind of bliss, calm,... [more]
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Under the Radar: Ricardo V Ruiz | Mathew Tucker | Samantha Charette

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ricardo V Ruiz – Richmond, VA Mathew Tucker – New York Samantha Charette – London,... [more]