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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Haydi Roket

by Christian Petersen
Istanbul-based Haydi Roket is part of a rising wave of new media artists turning their hands to the curation of online digital art shows. He launched his latest show earlier this week. Virtual Dream features 30 artists (full disclosure: I am one of them) exploring the tensions and inconsistencies between our real and our increasingly dominant digital lives. Most online experiences consist of a seemingly random sequence of abstract images and ideas, much like our “real” dreams. The show, seen... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 9/21/16
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Scorpion Dagger

by Christian Petersen
The GIF artist Scorpion Dagger (aka James Kerr) presents an alternative version of the Renaissance that cleverly satirizes both that time and our modern world. The transgressive aesthetic and comedic narratives of his work defy all traditional expectations of the medium. His art is joyful and inclusive and has achieved a huge following through his chosen platform, Tumblr. While digital art continues to blur the line between high art and popular culture, unnecessary, invisible limits are still... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 8/10/16
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Michael Green

by Christian Petersen
Portland-based Michael Green blends conceptualism, surrealism, and capitalism to create work that asks questions unique to our new digital world. His satirical GIF based on Jeff Koon’s achieved global internet fame in 2014 when he put it on eBay in an attempt to make it the most expensive GIF ever sold. The original Koons sculpture had recently sold for $58 million so Green’s reaction became a perfectly timed comment on the value—both monetary and intellectual—of digital art more generally.... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 7/26/16
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Morehshin Allahyari

by Christian Petersen
Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian artist currently based in California. Her work subverts the often self-absorbed and ephemeral themes of new media art to create art that is overtly political and meaningful. Iran itself often serves as a primary inspiration and she is enthusiastic to dispel assumptions about her home country.  Priest with Eagle “It's not what (people) think,” she says, “It's much more complex and awesome than their knowledge of it from the media. I wish my... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 2/24/16
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Carla Gannis

by Christian Petersen
New York-based Carla Gannis’ reputation as an dynamic force in international New Media art was sealed with her 2014 piece It is one of the few pieces of work of this kind that has has universal appeal beyond the rarefied borders of the Net Art scene. Gannis embraces all of the familiar themes of the discipline, but also avoids its many tired aesthetic clichés. She produces work that is instantly recognizable as her own—the mark of a truly special artist.  Gannis’ new solo show A Subject... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 1/27/16
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ArtSlant Editions: Looking Back on the 2015 Issues of Our Inbox Magazine

by Andrea Alessi
Exhibition reviews and artist interviews have long been central to our editorial focus, but this year—in part as a reflection of how we see arts writing shifting in the digital age—we expanded the scope of ArtSlant's editorial project, exploring and introducing a much greater variety of content. In 2015 our Paris artists-in-residence blogged more than ever and we learned about art and audience in the ArtSlant podcast; we ran a popular series on non-profit art spaces and highlighted artists’... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 12/19/15
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Eno Swinnen

by Christian Petersen
   Belgian artist Eno Swinnen is a refreshing anomaly in the world of New Media art. His work uniquely blends the discipline’s tech and brand-obsessed visions with exceptional and meticulous “traditional” illustration skills. Swinnen himself is not sure where he fits in, declaring that he’s “too analogue to really be New Media but too digital or ‘weird’ to really be considered a classic animator.” I feel that his work actually represents a healthy and necessary progression of the form.... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/25/15
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