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#FriezeNY: The #Instagrammies 2015

by The Artslant Team
We all like to be a bitch once in a while. After all, gossip, as many historians will tell you, is one of the things that binds our society together and ensures our survival... plus, the art world just makes it a little too easy for us to make fun. If you're fed up with reading about the fair, here's our visual round-up of what's been going down on Randall's Island: from fashion misadventures to absurd aspirational art, here are the 2015 Instagrammies, selected from what you've all been posting... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/13/15
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Frieze Frolic: 4 Hours in a Giant Turtle Shell Listening to Hip Hop

by Nadja Sayej
Estonian artist Kris Lemsalu is no stranger to the art of keeping things weird—which is exactly what Frieze NY needs this week. Lemsalu, who is based in Berlin, has created everything from phantom sleeping bags to skirts made of playing cards (fit for the Queen of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland”). But her secret talent is actually ceramics, an overlooked material in contemporary art pratice. Rather than inhabiting a world, Lemsalu's gives her sculptures her own fantastical, David Altmejd-esque... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 5/12/15
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Frieze Week 2015 Fair Guide: the Essentials

by The Artslant Team
Frieze Week 2015 unveils a packed and fairly new line up of fairs and exhibitions. This year three exciting newcomers enter the Frieze fold, while just as many depart from the May satellite roster (gone, relocated, rebranded, or rescheduled are Pulse, Cutlog, The Downtown Fair, and The Outsider Art Fair). Despite fewer fairs than Armory Week (which still feels like yesterday, no?), Frieze Week requires just as much planning and perhaps even more legwork: the main event is a ferry or bus ride up... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/12/15
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Art Fairs Aren't Evil, They're Just Boring (Most of the Time)

by Art Vidrine
Art fairs are evil—or so I’ve heard. They are not the devil incarnate come to steal your children, per se, just the dollar incarnate come to swallow your art. The criticism usually goes something like this: capitalism corrupts art by turning it into a common commodity and (more importantly) depriving it of its critical capacity as a consequence. Because if you are part of a system, you cannot objectively critique or reject that system. You become complicit by default.   Can you believe such... [more]
Posted by Art Vidrine on 5/11/15
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An Insider's Tip for Outsider Art: Lonnie Holley at Frieze Focus

by Phillip March Jones
Lonnie Holley can find layers of history and meaning in the simplest of things, often ones that have been discarded by the rest of us. His sculptures, direct descendants of the oldest forms of African American sculpture, are constructed by combining objects into narrative artworks that commemorate places, people, and events. Most of Holley’s works are additionally given clever and sometimes long-winded titles like: . The artist will, undoubtedly, be pleased to see that his work is being shown... [more]
Posted by Phillip March Jones on 5/11/15
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