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Refugee Artists Take Control of Their Representation in a New Exhibition

by Rodrigo Azaola and Claudia Arozqueta
“A piece of hell,” is how one refugee, stranded in legal limbo on the isolated Pacific island of Nauru, describes the situation. It’s a mild epithet for the ordeal that asylum seekers endure to achieve their right to not be persecuted or annihilated. Not since the Second World War has there been such a massive number of displaced people—the number is currently larger than the entire population of the United Kingdom. But we seldom hear or see these people individually, and even less often... [more]
Posted by Rodrigo Azaola and Claudia Arozqueta on 10/16
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Under the Radar: Patricia Fietta | Anne Cecile Surga | Danielle Brensinger

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Patricia Fietta – New York   Anne Cecile Surga – New York Danielle Brensinger –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/16
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Aimee Gilmore Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Even now while reflecting back, it is almost impossible to comprehend growing a human life inside me. Carrying her. Nurturing her. Protecting her. My body acclimated; my skin stretched, my womb expanded, my bones strengthened, my mind prepared. What you can only know after is that you will never actually be prepared. Other mothers don’t tell you the truth about labor. How can they? It is practically indescribable. It is a visceral... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/16
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Round 8 of the ArtSlant Prize Closes October 23

by The Artslant Team
Round 8 is now open! Apply for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu navicon in the upper right and select ArtSlant Prize The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our Amazon Art Sales Platform, and great exposure—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners.  Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on our Art... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/11
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Director Mariano Pensotti Talks Radical Theater 100 Years After the Russian Revolution

by Olga Stefan
As we approach the 100-year anniversary of the October Revolution next month, we should consider the legacy of this event and its importance in light of our contemporary social ills. The mass majority of the world finds itself living under conditions that have historically led to revolution: generalized injustice and inequality, economic instability, war, and disconnect between those in power and the people.  A universal discontent is currently expressed through the politics of resistance:... [more]
Posted by Olga Stefan on 10/10
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Larry Madrigal Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am definitely not trying to communicate an explicit message per se. But on a subconscious level, there are some elements in my work that are a direct link my worldview. My interests in portraits comes from a fundamental idea of transcendent dignity within individuals. You could say that I’m trying to make a statement about our importance as humans, and that we actually universally matter. Capturing the likeness of a person is... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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“It’s Just Art”: Adrian Piper and Rosemarie Trockel Question Art’s Ability to Affect Change

by Osman Can Yerebakan
A New York City native, Adrian Piper now lives in Berlin after her refusal to return to the States following her inclusion on a TSA “suspicious traveler” watch list in 2008; Rosemarie Trockel has lived in Germany her entire life. Cursory research suggests the artists’ affiliation goes little beyond a handful of group exhibitions they were featured in together. Despite the ostensive differences in their backgrounds and artistic practices, their current New York solo exhibitions, located a few... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 10/9
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Our Paris Residency Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2018 Term

by The Artslant Team
We are now accepting applications for the February–March 2018 Paris residency. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency was established in memory of ArtSlant's Founder who passed away December 8th, 2012. Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in artists and writers, and had a deep connection with the city of Paris.  The Residency selects artists and writers who critically engage with the city of Paris, its history and its... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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Under the Radar: Julia San Martin | Zena Blackwell | Mary Jones

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Julia San Martin – New York Zena Blackwell – Cardiff Mary Jones –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Katie Torn

by Christian Petersen
New York-based new media artist Katie Torn makes work suspended in limbo somewhere between our physical and digital realities, as she seamlessly synthesizes filmed or photographed sculptural objects with digitally generated forms. There is strange alchemy at work in Torn’s aesthetic, which fuses disposable cultural touchstones of the 80s and 90s with complex, surrealist compositions and ideas. Her work is simultaneously joyful and solemn, perfectly reflecting her love/hate relationship with the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 10/4