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The Traitorous Translator: Power and Representation in Transnational Discourse

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
My memories of learning a second language date back to my post-elementary school years, what they call the prep-year, in a bilingual school in Turkey. From the first lesson, the struggle to communicate was real: our teacher, who was from Wales, spoke only English, and my class of ten Turkish-speaking students got by with dictionaries and gestures. For many of us in that classroom, and in Turkey more broadly, not knowing English was a failure—and it was something we had better remedy... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 12/13
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At Miami's All-Women Art Fair Poorgrrrl Channels the Weight of Womanhood

by Audrey L. Phillips
Poorgrrrl is a persona that arouses pity in her audience. The Miami-based artist’s performances are fragmented, confessional, musical, and often incorporate lighting, costume, and installation. They are always accompanied by sound, produced by her collaborator, byrdipop. For Poorgrrrl, the music entertainment industry is a platform for performance art. The unease she generates onstage can sometimes leave the audience feeling confused or disappointed when her performances purposefully don’t... [more]
Posted by Audrey L. Phillips on 12/6
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Keith O. Anderson Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My attempt is to rewrite these familiar objects with new meaning and currency. What is an artist’s responsibility? To delve inward, outward, on a perilous journey, resurfacing to illuminate all that one has discovered, to solely bring attention to a higher purpose.   I brought a Pyramid from Egypt to our first meeting, 2017, Acrylic paint, cotton cloth napkins, china marker and mdf board.    Show us the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/23
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Under the Radar: Ryan Kearney | Jesse Chun | Aggie Toppins

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ryan Kearney – London Jesse Chun – Brooklyn Aggie Toppins – Chattanooga,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/19
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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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On Art and Music’s Enduring Love Affair and the Practice of Solange

by Tempestt Hazel
I remember being the only person in the screening room at the Block Museum as I watched (2013), the first piece that greeted me at the entrance of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The animation looped almost two complete times before anyone else joined me in the room. During the first loop, I squinted at the image until I realized that the beautiful head from which these living-locks or tentacles were growing, the head attached to this swelling, insatiable creature’s body was... [more]
Posted by Tempestt Hazel on 9/27
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Under the Radar: Gwen Gerard | Keith O. Anderson | Sara Hupas

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Gwen Gerard – France Keith O. Anderson – New York Sara Hupas –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/2
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Sprawling Group Shows Deny Black Revolutionary Artists the Space and Time They Deserve

by Jessica Lanay
The contemporary political and social hive mind of the Western World is preoccupied with issues of race and gender. The recent White Nationalist rally at the University of Virginia, the physical violence involved (mostly perpetrated on students protesting Neo-Nazism), and lukewarm statements from the White House encapsulate the struggle to break with patterns of a troubled past to fix the ails of a troubled present, and possibly escape a troubled future. We are indeed grappling with... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 8/25
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: William Wolfgang Wunderbar

by Christian Petersen
William Wolfgang Wunderbar is an internet art enigma. No one knows this artist’s gender, nationality or even if they are one person or multiple people working under the same name. What is known is that they could well be the most prolific artist on the internet. Wunderbar produces a constant stream of work, uploading it everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. When the work is seen as a whole it begins to feel like they are trying to distill the entirety of the internet and social media into a... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 8/9
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Artist Migrations from SF to LA Are Shaping West Coast Aesthetics and Identity

by Leora Lutz
On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a level of caring has taken place, with some new businesses now occupying previously vacant storefronts—the rawness is still there, it just doesn’t feel... [more]
Posted by Leora Lutz on 6/23