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Denise Treizman Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
 Denise Treizman.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Using materials that we encounter in our everyday life, I am trying to make the viewer shift his perspective, even if for a short moment in time. I am hoping I can open a door that encourages the audience to see things in a different way and appreciate the beauty embedded in simple gestures and materials. I want to challenge their preconceived perceptions about what can and cannot be considered an artwork, as well... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/19
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Rana Siegel Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I don’t set out to communicate something in particular—it’s not so intentional or what directs my work; rather, communication/meaning grows out from an intuitive process of making that’s tactile and responsive. It emerges from an exchange, like a conversation; it’s somatic, being realized through the body, like dance or music. The work is a combination of the process, or the performance as I like to call it, and the “thing” that’s... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24
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VOLTA12 + GalleryLOG Preview: 5 Artists Discuss Process and Inspiration

by The Artslant Team
Now an accomplished pre-teen, VOLTA returns this week for its twelfth year in the Basel art fair line up. From June 13–18, under the domed roof of the city's Markthalle, the fair for "new international positions" brings together nearly 70 galleries stemming from 21 countries. We're always grateful when we can consume art with context—especially at an art fair. Thus, in partnership with VOLTA and GalleryLOG, we're pleased to share this advance look at the processes and inspirations of five... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/11/16
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A Year in the Words of Artists: 2015's Best Interviews

by Andrea Alessi
Interviews are some of our favorite content—and, we think, some of our most enduring. The ArtSlant “Rackroom” is an expanding public archive, filing away unfiltered insight straight from artists themselves. Over the years we’ve invited over 400 (and counting!) artists—emerging and established, some emerging who have since become established—into the Rackroom. These conversations touch upon urgent contemporary issues as well as the personal preoccupations of our interviewees, and they provide a... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 12/16/15
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How to Get a Seat in Ai Weiwei's Coveted Class in Berlin

by Nadja Sayej
Ai Weiwei is now a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. So when you stop him for a selfie on the streets of the German capital—or when you spot him somewhere collecting Lego—be sure to holler “” The Chinese artist spoke at a press conference this week confirming his guest teaching position, which starts November 1 and will run until 2018. He kicks off his Einstein Visiting Professorship with a public lecture which is open to the public and will be streamed live—even faculty work on... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 10/30/15
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Bucharest Art Week Previews: 5 Minutes with Agnieszka Polska

by The Artslant Team
In conjunction with , an exhibition curated by Swiss-based arts writer and curator Olga Stefan within the frame of the second edition of Bucharest Art Week, a series of interviews were conducted with participating international artists.  In the weeks leading up to Laughter and Forgetting, ArtSlant will be publishing this series with artists including Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Dread Scott, Himali Singh Soin, and Agnieska Polska. Laughter and Forgetting is a citywide project taking place October... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/28/15
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Working (it) Out with Gillian Dykeman: Maryse Larivière

by Gillian Dykeman
Welcome to the first installation of the Artslant podcast series, . My name is Gillian Dykeman, and I'm a visual artist living in Toronto, Ontario. This summer, I am interviewing artists to ask about the role of audience in their practice. Each interview will begin with one question: "Does art require an audience?" This question came up in the Fieldwork seminar I took this year in the Masters of Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto. Initially, the answer seemed like a... [more]
Posted by Gillian Dykeman on 6/3/15
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Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E15 with Theaster Gates

by The Artslant Team
Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.  In this week's season 1 finale: "I'm learning a lot about myself right now." Turns out Theaster Gates is a natural at make up application. He also tells Danny about being a university... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/28/15
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Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E13 with Casey Smallwood

by The Artslant Team
Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.  Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant. This week: Danny sits down with artist and good friend Casey to talk about using friends... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/1/15
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Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E12 with Zachary Cahill

by The Artslant Team
Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.  Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant. This week: Friend of the site Zachary Cahill talks about his fave color (pink!), day... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24/15