Articles | ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/show en-us 40 Anastasia Alekseevna Mikhaylova Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49259-under-the-radar-augusto-de-luca-natali-bravo-barbee-anastasia-alekseevna-mikhaylova" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from </em><em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/490953-anastasia-alekseevna-mikhaylova" target="_blank">Anastasia Alekseevna Mikhaylova</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My work&rsquo;s subject is rooted in my own sense of mortality, which impacts my art. I study processes of physical, technical, and spiritual transformation&nbsp;and combine&nbsp;analog and digital projection techniques with performance, installation, video, painting, printmaking, and photography. I want to&nbsp;show&nbsp;the beauty and&nbsp;fragility&nbsp;of life&nbsp;and&nbsp;at the same time&nbsp;give&nbsp;positive&nbsp;space to contents which might not be comfortable to talk&nbsp;or think&nbsp;about&mdash;for example death, fear, violence, pain, illness, decay,&nbsp;eternity, the unknown.&nbsp;Some&nbsp;of my works are based on X-Ray images or ultrasonic recordings; others integrate a&nbsp;microscopic view&nbsp;on organic matters&mdash;transformed into&nbsp;rather abstract&nbsp;or symbolic images.&nbsp;For example,&nbsp;snakeskin texture&nbsp;became a recurrent element and symbol of metamorphosis.&nbsp;I get deeply inspired by studying nature and express this fascination&nbsp;within my artworks, which often have a zoomorphic focus.&nbsp;My work is&nbsp;life-affirming&nbsp;and&nbsp;it aims&nbsp;to remind us about&nbsp;humankind&nbsp;having an intangible connection to nature and universe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161559-20180715002426-Membrane_4.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Membrane #1</em>, 2018, Photopolymer intaglio</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>Responsibilities let us grow as individuals and as artists and we have the great chance to manifest them in our artwork directly.&nbsp;Responsibilities towards&nbsp;myself and&nbsp;society I see as being empathetic&nbsp;and critical&mdash;by&nbsp;researching what is disturbing,&nbsp;questioning what is too comfortable,&nbsp;not giving up&nbsp;visions, even if they don&rsquo;t have commercial success.&nbsp;In the times&nbsp;of the Anthropocene,&nbsp;sustainable and eco-conscious&nbsp;behaviors&nbsp;matter. I use non- or at least less-toxic&nbsp;production&nbsp;methods for my artworks, which are also more healthy. For example, alternative analog photography with natural developers and toners or non-toxic printmaking give great results. I recommend trying&nbsp;those techniques&nbsp;to every artist working with this medium. These <a href="http://www.nontoxicprint.com/" target="_blank">two</a> <a href="http://www.grafiskeksperimentarium.dk/?lang=en" target="_blank">websites</a> are a good start for those who&nbsp;are&nbsp;interested.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161629-20171101021330-Membranes_beginning_IMG_0044.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Membrane 1</em>, 2017, Analogue photography, photogram, collage, framed</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>Multidisciplinary exchange&nbsp;and collaboration&nbsp;with international artists is a great thing to do and very rewarding.&nbsp;I am about to build a new body of work&mdash;collages and paintings on glass,&nbsp;which I plan to use as projection scenery for&nbsp;performances and stage pieces.&nbsp;I want&nbsp;to share an interactive&nbsp;visual world&nbsp;with artists and audiences.&nbsp;This image&nbsp;gives a glimpse of&nbsp;a&nbsp;new&nbsp;collaboration project within the fields of sound and performance.&nbsp;The first part is&nbsp;called <em>Splatter</em>&nbsp;and will be presented in Berlin at <a href="http://www.plataformaberlin.de/plataforma.html" target="_blank">Plataforma Festival</a> this August.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161705-Splatter.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Courtesy&nbsp;Collective BROKEN LOOP:&nbsp;Jarkko R&auml;s&auml;nen, Lola Lustosa, Anastasia Alekseevna Mikhaylova</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Previous performative projects can be seen on my </span><a href="https://vimeo.com/anastasiadigital" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Vimeo page</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I would like to write a science fiction novel, but writing is not my strength. Though there might still be a chance in a collaboration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161741-20180714224126-SweetPain_1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Sweet Pain #1</em>, 2017&ndash;2018, Analogue photography, mounted on aluminium</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://jarkko.persona.co/" target="_blank">Jarkko R&auml;s&auml;nen</a>&nbsp;is a <a href="https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarkko_R%C3%A4s%C3%A4nen" target="_blank">multidisciplinary artist</a>&nbsp;from Finland&nbsp;and member of&nbsp;BROKEN LOOP collective.</p> <p><a href="http://www.marnix-everaert.be/home.html" target="_blank">Marnix Everaert</a>&nbsp;is an artist and printmaker&nbsp;from Belgium. We share an interest in the peculiarities&nbsp;of nature and&nbsp;he taught me all I know about non-toxic printmaking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mocp.org/detail.php?type=related&amp;kv=7876&amp;t=people" target="_blank">Joel-Peter Witkin</a> is an <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel-Peter_Witkin" target="_blank">American photographer</a> I don&rsquo;t know personally but his work is a great inspiration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Cosmos</em>, 2018, Photopolymer intaglio)</span></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:19:34 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Delacroix at the Louvre <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Today we feature another Paris writer and fan of Lifelong Learning Abroad.&nbsp; Her name is Frances Guerin and here she&nbsp;shares her thoughts with us about the&nbsp;Delacroix exhibit at the Louvre.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <table class="mce-item-table" style="width: 608px; border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/Eugene_Delacroix-Louvre_grande.jpg?v=1530826846" style="float: none;" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>Liberty Leading the People</em>, 1830</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Image Courtesy, Louvre Museum</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">If you only know two or three paintings by Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix that&rsquo;s probably because although many of his other works are certainly weird and wonderful, they are not always focused or interesting. As I discovered at the Louvre&rsquo;s major Delacroix retrospective this week, outside of&nbsp;<em>Liberty Leading the People&nbsp;</em>(1830) and paintings such as&nbsp;<em>A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother</em>&nbsp;(1830), there are only a few paintings that reach masterpiece standards. Delacroix is clearly an artist whose reputation rests on the magnificence of a handful of works and his favour with the right people.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <table class="mce-item-table" style="width: 487px; border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/Young_tiger_playing_with_its_mother_large.jpg?v=1530826933" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother,</em>&nbsp;1830-31</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Image Courtesy, Louvre Museum</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">As is the case with every exhibition at the Louvre, the retrospective brings together a breathtaking number of Delacroix&rsquo;s works, and so the size of the exhibition itself makes it worth a visit. The breadth of the work also allows us to appreciate the vastness of Delacroix&rsquo;s concerns, his constant search for commissions, and his willingness to paint whatever is asked of him. Also of interest is the extent to which Delacroix was inspired by writing and writers, poetry from different cultures, as well as art criticism and essays. This can be taken both as a way to account for the heterogeneity of his style and the sometimes tenuous connections of his painting to the history of art. The paintings and written documents are presented side by side to convince visitors that Delacroix was as interested in ideas as he was in painting and visual style.</p> <table class="mce-item-table" style="width: 488px; border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/self-portrait_large.jpg?v=1530827148" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>Self-Portrait in Green Vest</em>, vers 1837</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Image courtesy, Louvre Museum</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><em>Liberty Leading the People</em>&nbsp;is a painting that people come to the Louvre to see. It&rsquo;s the most famous allegory of France, a nation built on the people&rsquo;s toppling of the King in 1830, an event for which the painting is a memorial. I was lucky enough to visit the exhibition with some film colleagues who stood in front of Marianne and were in awe of her power and strength. It&rsquo;s true, she could be a cinematic diva, rising above the historical details around her, and leading her people over the barricade. Marianne is elevated by the mound of bodies as her pedestal, moving forward and up as if to a celestial place not yet discovered by the mere mortals. The painting captures an enormous burst of emotion and energy as its whole composition moves simultaneously forward with her coming into the space of the spectator, and upwards towards the top of her tricolor flag. However, as magnificent as she is, the colours of the flag shine resplendent against the greys and browns of the rest of the canvas, leaving no question about the real hero of this painting.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <table class="mce-item-table" style="width: 488px; border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/death-of-sardanapalus_large.jpg?v=1530827249" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>The Death of Sardanapalus,&nbsp;</em>1827</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Image Courtesy Louvre Museum</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Movement becomes a theme or an attribute that Delacroix explores throughout his career Horses and other animals are seen in vigorous motion, people are either going somewhere, or engaged in an intense burst of outwardly expressed emotion such as the massacre in full throttle in&nbsp;<em>The Death of Sardanapalus</em>. He&rsquo;s not interested, or maybe he&rsquo;s unable to paint, the details of faces, hands, gestures, those minutae that give meaning to everyday life. For Delacroix, the kineticism of Marianne in&nbsp;<em>Liberty Leading the People&nbsp;</em>is indicative of his tendency to put every ounce of narrative into speed and movement. I can&rsquo;t think of another nineteenth century French painter so preoccupied with the energy of life.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <table class="mce-item-table" style="width: 488px; border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/louvre-femmes-d039alger-dans-leur-2_large.jpg?v=1530827399" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>Women of Algiers in their Apartment</em>, 1849</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4;">Image courtesy, National Gallery, London</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Even when he paints the intimate subject of women in their boudoir in Morocco, a sense of animation washes over the painting, as if the women are in the middle of an important activity. This is accentuated by the fact that he blows up the image to the size of a history painting. Not only is the scene painted on a massive 85 x 112cm canvas, but<strong>&nbsp;</strong>as twenty-first&nbsp;century viewers, we can&rsquo;t help wondering about the ethics of Delacroix&rsquo;s visit to the harem, painting women unveiled, unguarded and, some of them quietly reflective. Surely, the unconventionality of his Morocco paintings must have attracted attention in their day? But given that the resultant paintings are among the clearest of Delacroix&rsquo;s visions, and we are told that he was invited into their boudoir, I had to overlook my twenty-first&nbsp;century prejudices of nineteenth&nbsp;century images. Nevertheless, visitors to the exhibition will be drawn to the fact that Delacroix&rsquo;s work is at its most exciting when he paints women in various stages of undress and vulnerability.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; line-height: 1.4; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">You can read more of Frances Guerin&#39;s work on the website:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://fxreflects.blogspot.com/">http://fxreflects.blogspot.com/</a></p> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:51:44 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Uma Iyli | Carmen M Castaneda | Lauren M Smith <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/182508-uma-iyli?utm_source=UmaIyli&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Uma Iyli &ndash; Fremont, CA</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/979072?utm_source=UmaIyli&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/979072/u3azr9/20160327203307-iyli_04_012516.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/979077?utm_source=UmaIyli&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/979077/mf2ji7/20160327203337-Iyli_Q-tip-Connection-Green-Gold-2.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/979070?utm_source=UmaIyli&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/979070/mf2ji7/20160327203252-iyli_02_012516.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/979082?utm_source=UmaIyli&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/979082/mf2ji7/20160327203527-Iyli_Q-tip-Connection-Purple-Gold.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/450740-carmen-m-castaneda?utm_source=CarmenMCastaneda&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Carmen M Castaneda &ndash; Madrid</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1073046?utm_source= CarmenMCastaneda&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1073046/u3azr9/20171031165221-IMG_4472_copia.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1072983?utm_source=CarmenMCastaneda&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1072983/mf2ji7/20171031160530-YTBF_1st_tapestry_general.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1072987?utm_source=CarmenMCastaneda&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1072987/u3azr9/20171031161207-Caballete-01.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1072977?utm_source=CarmenMCastaneda&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1072977/mf2ji7/20171031160155-YTBF_tapestry_T-shirt_proccess.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/479240-lauren-m-smith?utm_source=LaurenMSmith&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Lauren M Smith &ndash; Brooklyn</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ny/works/show/1109468"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1109468/u3azr9/20180712142028-20Lauren_Smith_Sample_Image_2_copy_2.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; width: 100%;" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1036943?utm_source=LaurenMSmith&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1036943/u3azr9/20170315190437-3Lauren-Smith.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ny/works/show/1109470"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1109470/mf2ji7/20180712143832-Smith_Lauren_008.jpg" style="width: 100%;" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1036942?utm_source=LaurenMSmith&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1036942/mf2ji7/20170315190434-2Lauren-Smith.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 04:19:22 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Kate Carvellas | David Isakson | Rebecca Darlington <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/24211-kate-carvellas?utm_source=KateCarvellas&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Kate Carvellas &ndash; Pasadena</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1094986?utm_source=KateCarvellas&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1094986/u3azr9/20180314222316-My_Soul_is_Not_for_Sale.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/756461?utm_source=KateCarvellas&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/756461/u3azr9/20131113060525-New_Assemblage.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1094985?utm_source=KateCarvellas&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1094985/u3azr9/20180314222305-Kate_Carvellas_The_Past_Still_Haunts.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/826746?utm_source=KateCarvellas&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/826746/mf2ji7/20140626001810-Scouts_Honor_LAAA_edited-2.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/371074-david-isakson?utm_source=DavidIsakson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">David Isakson &ndash; Oak Park, CA</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/927739?utm_source= DavidIsakson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/927739/u3azr9/20150721214925-THE_GRAVEYARD_OF_THINGS_GONE_BY__Alternate_View_.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1038551?utm_source=DavidIsakson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1038551/mf2ji7/20170320203756-TYPE-A-PERSONALITY_15_x_16_x_15.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1049795?utm_source=DavidIsakson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1049795/mf2ji7/20170605203634-KRAUTLAW_29_x_18_x_20.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1023545?utm_source=DavidIsakson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1023545/mf2ji7/20170104211323-THE_BUTTER-MEINHOFF_PHENOMENON_27_x_18_x_13.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/397758-rebecca-darlington?utm_source=RebeccaDarlington&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Rebecca Darlington &ndash; New York</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074235?utm_source=RebeccaDarlington&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074235/u3azr9/20171103031432-Darlington_Rebecca_2017S_09A.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074234?utm_source=RebeccaDarlington&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074234/mf2ji7/20171103031416-Darlington_Rebecca_2017S_07A.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074232?utm_source=RebeccaDarlington&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074232/mf2ji7/20171103031343-Darlington_Rebecca_2017S_04B.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074233?utm_source=RebeccaDarlington&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074233/mf2ji7/20171103031359-Darlington_Rebecca_2017S_05A.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 17:45:45 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Basia Goszczynska Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49469-under-the-radar-nina-vichayapai-basia-goszczynska-meghan-eilleen-borah" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ny/artists/show/488766-basia-goszczynska" target="_blank">Basia Goszczynska</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>Most people are already aware of the negative effects marine debris has on animals and ecosystems. It&rsquo;s easy to feel depressed when faced with plastic pollution statistics and easier still to feel disheartened when you realize how our daily consumption habits perpetuate resource wars and needless suffering around the planet.&nbsp;I don&#39;t, however, put our trash on display to&nbsp;remind viewers of how dire our situation is (though I do believe that raising awareness&nbsp;is an important component of the environmental movement). Instead, I make art out of trash because I want to create something positive and generative from out of the mess. My creative process allows me the opportunity to think differently about&nbsp;our waste and to consider it as a highly valuable resource instead of a dangerous nuisance. I hope that my work&nbsp;helps to&nbsp;dispel the very concept of being able to throw an object &ldquo;away&rdquo; and, ultimately, helps&nbsp;people&nbsp;reassess their own attitudes towards their trash.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180702123329-20180226205919-Basia_Goszczynska_20.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Trap 7</em>, 2017, Marine debris</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>If&nbsp;we are to&nbsp;change our ingrained habits of wastefulness and&nbsp;secure a habitable planet for ourselves and for future generations, we first have to feel hopeful and empowered.&nbsp;Artists can choose to be responsible for any number of things, but I personally feel&nbsp;compelled to make work that cultivates this badly needed optimism. My strategy entails&nbsp;redressing the value of discarded objects, which are easily accessible and free to everyone,&nbsp;through a highly enjoyable creative process.</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180702123358-Basia_Goszczynska_Away_Install_01.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Away</em>, 2018, Marine debris, string lights, plastic sheeting, 10&#39;H x 15&#39;W x 12&#39;D</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Away</em>&nbsp;was a significant installation for me because it was the first time that I recruited help from environmentalists in the sourcing of marine debris. Thanks to instagram and hashtags such as <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/thisisaway/" target="_blank">#thisisaway</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/refusethestraw/" target="_blank">#refusethestraw</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/beachcleanup/" target="_blank">#beachcleanup</a>, I was able to engage with dozens of activists and crowdsource thousands of straws and microplastics from Australia and Hawai&#39;i.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>I do my best to be optimistic, so there are no impossible projects on my list. I do however have several ideas for works that are insanely ambitious and for which I will need a lot of additional resources. One such project is a massive beach-like installation created from several tons of crowdsourced microplastics. Visitors will be invited to lounge and socialize within the installation on colorful beach chairs and towels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180702123434-20180226205911-Basia_Goszczynska_12.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Haul 1</em>, 2017, Marine debris</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>I draw a lot of inspiration from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jodiemack.com/" target="_blank">Jodie Mack</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://mandy-barker.com/" target="_blank">Mandy Barker</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://driftersproject.net/" target="_blank">Pam Longobardi</a>&nbsp;because of how creatively they utilize discarded objects in their art. If you aren&#39;t familiar with their work yet, I highly recommend looking them up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Swell</em>, 2016, Marine debris, cemetery dumpster flowers, used plastic bags, salvaged wire, aluminum, rubber, eps foam and cinder blocks,&nbsp;15&#39;W x 10&#39;H x 9&#39;D)</span></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:36:56 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Giovanni Dominoni | Eddy Stikkelorum | Lorenzo Bocca <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/470530-giovanni-dominoni?tab=PROFILE?utm_source=GiovanniDominoni&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Giovanni Dominoni &ndash; Riga</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1083355?utm_source=GiovanniDominoni&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1083355/u3azr9/20180111122503-Layers-of-Perception-1-c.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1063022?utm_source=GiovanniDominoni&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1063022/mf2ji7/20170911070358-Variation-64_49-fake-real-cut.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/1083354?utm_source=GiovanniDominoni&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1083354/mf2ji7/20180111122502-No-title-vertical-white.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1070714?utm_source=GiovanniDominoni&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1070714/mf2ji7/20171026095703-Vectorial_variation_No10_of_the_Carmine_Square_on_a_Golden_Relation_with_the_canvas.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/428242-eddy-stikkelorum?utm_source=EddyStikkelorum&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Eddy Stikkelorum &ndash; The Hague</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/924765?utm_source= EddyStikkelorum&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/924765/u3azr9/20150707184348-Artslant_foto_s_Eddy_Stikkelorum_1-021.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/924802?utm_source=EddyStikkelorum&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/924802/mf2ji7/20150707191813-Artslant_foto_s_Eddy_Stikkelorum_1-071.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/919688?utm_source=EddyStikkelorum&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/919688/mf2ji7/20150613130722-Artslant_foto_s_Eddy_Stikkelorum_1-01.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/924793?utm_source=EddyStikkelorum&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/924793/mf2ji7/20150707185658-Artslant_foto_s_Eddy_Stikkelorum_1-041.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/445158-lorenzo-bocca?utm_source=LorenzoBocca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Lorenzo Bocca &ndash; Cremona</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/957156?utm_source=LorenzoBocca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/957156/u3azr9/20151217194923-01_2015.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/957389?utm_source=LorenzoBocca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/957389/mf2ji7/20151219144403-scultura_uno.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/956822?utm_source=LorenzoBocca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/956822/mf2ji7/20151215164123-18_b_2015_su_carta.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/957387?utm_source=LorenzoBocca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/957387/mf2ji7/20151219144358-scultura_quattro.png" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:10:44 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Living with the Past: Possessed/Dispossessed <p><em>&ldquo;Living with the Past&rdquo;&nbsp;is the blog of Georgia Fee <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ny/foundation" target="_blank">Artist-in-Residence</a> <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/10691-malisa-humphrey?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">Malisa Humphrey</a>. In Paris this summer she is researching the sites of former ethnographic exhibitions and colonial expositions.&nbsp;Malisa is interested in how nations address, memorialize, or ignore past atrocities and how their engagement with history compares to the current debate in the United States regarding Confederate memorials.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I have used my work to examine history and the historical construction of the other as an entry point for understanding our current moment.</p> <p>The countless examples of undisguised racism in the United States following the 2016 presidential election, including the violence surrounding the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville last summer, have led me to wonder over and over again: &ldquo;What is America&rsquo;s understanding of its violent past? How does the United States acknowledge and recognize its origins?&rdquo;</p> <p>When I visited the remains of 1907 French Colonial Exposition in Paris last January it was hard, as an American, not to draw comparisons between these relics and the debate surrounding Confederate monuments in the U.S.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180628125049-1330527834-Paris-1906-Exposition-coloniale.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">1906 Colonial Exposition, Grand Palais, Paris</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Colonial Expositions were huge events similar to World Fairs comprising dozens of temporary museums and structures representing France&rsquo;s empire. Included as part of these pavilions were human ethnographic exhibitions, often referred to as human zoos. The visual language of these expositions organized foreign people and cultures as a collection of possessions and constructed these people and cultures into a hierarchy of civilization.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180628125338-ParisZoo6a.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180628125357-IMG_5250.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">The gateway that still exists at the entrance to the Jardin de Tropical in the Bois de Vincennes.</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The women in the top left image are wearing short hair and traditional wrapped sarongs of Southeast Asia.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Vergangenheitsbew&auml;ltigung &ndash; the struggle to overcome the past.</strong></p> <p>What I find most interesting about this particular site is its state of disrepair. Many of the windows are broken and several structures are vandalized, but the site is not abandoned. It remains part of the larger Bois de Vincennes.</p> <p>These ruins remain as evidence not only of the atrocities that occurred at these expositions, but of the larger trauma of colonialism. I will be working with three sites of ethnographic exhibitions that featured living indigenous peoples: the Jardin d&rsquo;Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne, which was once l&rsquo;Acclimatation Anthropologique; the Jardin d&rsquo;Agronomie Tropicale in the Bois de Vincennes, which was the site of the 1907 Colonial Exposition; and the Immigration Museum, which was originally built as the Museum of the Colonies for the 1931 Colonial Exposition.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180628125951-Untitled.png" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Congo Pavilion, 1907 Colonial Exposition, Paris</span></p> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180628130040-jardin-tropical-winter-16.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Winter image of the remains of the Congo Pavilion of the 1907 Colonial Exposition. Image is part of a series in progress.</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Malisa Humphrey, </span><em style="font-size: 12px;">The Four Seasons</em><span style="font-size: 12px;">, 2018, digital image, dimensions variable</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I am most interested in what is communicated when a site is allowed to exist in a liminal space, neither celebrated nor demolished, as well as what happens when it is repurposed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/10691-malisa-humphrey?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">Malisa Humphrey</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: Winter image of the remains of the Indochinese Pavilion of the 1907 Colonial Exposition. Image is part of a series in progress. Malisa Humphrey, <em>The Four Seasons</em>, 2018, digital image, dimensions variable)</span></p> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 08:36:28 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Ljubica Denkovic Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49417-under-the-radar-ljubica-denkovic-noni-michelle-maria-petrenko" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from<a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/503313-ljubica-denkovic?tab=ARTWORKS" target="_blank"> Ljubica Denkovic</a></em><em>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>For me, it&rsquo;s important to follow trends, but I am also abhorred by their distortion. We live in the time of sterile aesthetics, uniform beauty, plastic surgeries, computers, high tech, and countless other options to modify our bodies. Through photographs, I overstate all those available possibilities for corporal transformation. We long for change from the outside, unaware how much our emotional states disturb our physical bodies. The bottled and supressed emotions make us ill.</p> <p>In a series of surreal photographs, I show the devastating effect of emotions on the body. It results in distorted bodies, bodies with jointed parts, bodies that have three legs, four arms, headless or two-headed bodies, bodies with runaway or broken faces&hellip; Disturbing bodies but with a surprising harmony. Despite the dislocation and obvious displacement of parts, everything on those bodies is proportional and graceful. There are no abnormalities, because photography&nbsp;<em>just</em>&nbsp;reveals the body as a physical expression of the emotions: pain, sadness, hopelessness&hellip; all the natural states which the mirror cannot reflect. Sorrow is not just a sad face, it decapitates.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180627090751-20180317163515-1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Faceless</em>, 2016</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;To give it all.</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180627090835-Redhead__Photography_printed_on_alubond__100_x_120_cm__2018.__.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Redhead</em>, 2018, Photography printed on alubond, 100 x 120 cm</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>Produce a short movie.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180627090900-20180317163308-6.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>She Is a Work of Art</em>, 2017</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Amazing artists!</p> <p>Rozenn Le Gall: <a href="http://www.rozennlegallcollages.com/" target="_blank">www.rozennlegallcollages.com</a><br /> Andrea Koporova: <a href="https://www.behance.net/AndreaKoporova" target="_blank">www.behance.net/AndreaKoporova</a><br /> Elsa Bleda: <a href="https://www.behance.net/elsableda" target="_blank">www.behance.net/elsableda</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_top">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>My Flesh</em>, 2017, Photograph)</span></p> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 05:11:02 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Guntis Lauzums | Anna Kate Blair | Alberto Mesirca <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="text-decoration: none; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/454119-guntis-lauzums?utm_source=GuntisLauzums&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;">Guntis Lauzums</a>, Milwaukee</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1041322?utm_source=GuntisLauzums&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1041322/u3azr9/20170408170906-Lauzums_G_Showcase10_3.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1041313?utm_source=GuntisLauzums&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1041313/mf2ji7/20170408170526-Lauzums_Guntis_5-001.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1041321?utm_source=GuntisLauzums&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1041321/mf2ji7/20170408170853-Guntis_Lauzums_2.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1041318?utm_source=GuntisLauzums&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1041318/mf2ji7/20170408170719-P1130052.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/492619-anna-kate-blair?utm_source=AnnaKateBlair&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Anna Kate Blair &ndash; London</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074352?utm_source= AnnaKateBlair&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074352/u3azr9/20171103164934-IMGP6481.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074363?utm_source=AnnaKateBlair&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074363/mf2ji7/20171103165651-Screen_Shot_2017-11-03_at_16.05.12.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074365?utm_source=AnnaKateBlair&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074365/mf2ji7/20171103165655-Screen_Shot_2017-11-03_at_16.05.29.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074366?utm_source=AnnaKateBlair&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074366/mf2ji7/20171103165655-Screen_Shot_2017-11-03_at_16.06.14.png" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/475826-albertomesircaphoto?utm_source=AlbertoMesirca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Alberto Mesirca &ndash; Los Angeles</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1027433?utm_source=AlbertoMesirca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1027433/u3azr9/20170126211401-_PEN0488-_5.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1027431?utm_source=AlbertoMesirca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1027431/mf2ji7/20170126211359-_IGP2413-_2.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1029627?utm_source=AlbertoMesirca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1029627/mf2ji7/20170210005325-_IGP5230-_1.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1029652?utm_source=AlbertoMesirca&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1029652/u3azr9/20170210022701-_IGP3677-_8.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:10:31 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Anna Fafaliou Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/47134-under-the-radar-danielle-williamson-jenyu-wang-anna-fafaliou" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from</em><em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/450374-anna-fafaliou?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank"><em> Anna Fafaliou</em></a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>The nature of my work has always been around the relationship between object, memory, and identity.</p> <p>The communicate that with my sculptures by modifying and distorting everyday objects and materials to an extent that the viewers can actually feel some type of compassion when staring at them. I believe that people tend to relate to art when they are able to make a personal reference, which helps them understand their nature. Therefore, I consider my pieces as a metaphorical mirror, which reflects the relationships between memory, identity, and the object.</p> <p>Only recently have I decided to shift my attention to the relationship of the identity and emotional expression. It came as a natural continuation, after giving so much focus on objects and memory, to finally dig into some restrictive inner parts. My latest piece was a neon sculpture commissioned by Nike that showed the importance of inner strength, persistence, and progression. I was inspired by the Olympic &amp; World Champion in Pole Vault, Katerina Stefanidi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180618080445-anna_fafaliou.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">2018, Neon, Commissioned by Nike</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>An artist&rsquo;s responsibility should not be to rely on what has made them a success. The importance of making progress and the willpower for communicating your work to the public is a key element. You have to be clear on what it is you are conveying&mdash;otherwise it is just more stuff in a room. Being an artist gives you all the freedom of experimentation, failure, and success you might ask for; so, in a way being creative, innovative, and progressive are the three key words for me.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180618080425-20170106064938-IMG_1705.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Torso</em>, 2016&ndash;17, Plaster cast</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>I don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s the greatest thing I ever done but it means a lot to me on my many levels. It&rsquo;s the <em>all I can remember</em> installation/performance that I first did in London in 2015:</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180618080351-4630158331_946x674.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>All I Can Remember</em>, 2015</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/annafafaliouartist/videos/916902071815730/">I believed in you</a></em> is also an absolute favorite.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>There are a few ideas in my mind&hellip; but what if I ever do make them?! Surely, I imagine one of them to be a public piece of an extremely large scale.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180618080320-20180615192016-need_me_fafaliou3.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Few things we left unsaid</em>, 2017, neon</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Helene Appel, Sara Barker, and <a href="http://chrysanthikoumianaki.com/" target="_blank">Chrysanthi Koumianaki</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:06:02 -0400 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list