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Dispatches from Immersion: "It's Renegade!"

by Joel Kuennen
As I was walking through the halls of Moynihan Station, weaving in and out of noir offices, I overheard a reporter repeatedly saying into a flip phone, as if he was relaying the latest from the frontlines, “It’s renegade, renegade!” I chuckled and kept meandering.    Maggie Dunlop at SPRING/BREAK   SPRING/BREAK is indeed a bit of a renegade. It has and continues to do its own thing, being the only curated fair I am aware of that doesn’t take exhibitor fees, but rather asks for a cut of... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 3/2/16
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Artists' Desks

by Andrea Alessi
What can be learned from looking at an artist’s desk? Does the workspace contain the material markers of process? Does it hint at the final outcome of the artwork? Naturally. But as we’ve gleaned from our ongoing exercise in hearing from artists about their desks, what takes place in the studio and on the desktop is not all wrestling with concepts and materials. It’s where the prosaic business of being an artist meets with its more esteemed sidekicks, inspiration and process. In this special... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 3/3/16
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Armory Arts Week 2016: Your Guide to the New York Fairs

by The Artslant Team
  To help you make sense of the fair terrain this Armory Arts Week—to say nothing of the innumerable  gallery openings, parties, and performances citywide—this one-stop guide should get you up to speed, leaving you more time to concentrate on that thing we're all here for—no, not the elbow-rubbing and dollar signs—the art.     The Armory Show March 3–6Invited guests: March 2Public days: Thus–Sun 12–7pmPiers 92 & 94$45 one-day pass, $80 multi-day pass, $60 VOLTA NY Combi... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/1/16
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Playful? Or Childish? The Art We Deserve

by Joel Kuennen
Hopping around the fairs you start to notice some trends in material and content. We’ve noticed a healthy use of floral foam at Independent and Armory, rock-climbing grips as wall plinths, new-media on canvas, and a whole bunch of animated icons making their way into the pictorial plane. There is a lot of playfulness this year… but it’s all rather childish. Per Fhager at Stene, exhibiting at Volta NY   On a far wall in the upper reaches of Independent, there’s a photo diptych, one half of... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 3/6/15
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Armory Arts Week: Your Guide to the Fairs

by The Artslant Team
With the Armory Show each March comes the orbit of satellite fairs, each with their own set of opening parties, special projects, lecture series, performances, and "happenings." To help make sense of it all, we present The Guide—your one-stop doc for a week's worth of logistics, highlights, and unmissable Armory Week events.   Click on the fair icons for additional information about location, dates, admission fees, etc.  Culturunners photomontage by Azra Aksamija, ©Art Jameel and Edge of... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/2/15
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Exclusive Video Interviews from GalleryLOG with VOLTA Featured Artists

by The Artslant Team
VOLTA is Armory Week's invitational contemporary art fair uniquely dedicated to solo projects. In association with GalleryLOG and VOLTA NY, ArtSlant presents exclusive video interviews with six featured artists from VOLTA NY. Click on the link to watch the interview or find more information about each artist.   Ida Kvetny Galleri Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, booth C4) VOLTA NY 2015   Dustin Yellin Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles, booth B1) VOLTA NY... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/1/15