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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Thoka Maer

by Christian Petersen
Thoka Maer (Lisette Berndt) makes tiny, exquisite stories in GIF form. The medium doesn’t always lend itself to evoking complex emotions, but Maer’s work does just that: she infuses genuine, relatable feelings within a few simple looping frames. With vignettes chronicling everyday life and observed human behaviors, the work is sometimes happy, sometimes sad—often both at once. In 2011, Maer started the popular Tumblr page “It’s No Biggie,” where she dryly illustrates small, daily frustrations... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 12/13
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Faith Holland’s Speculative Fetishism and Digital Self-Care

by Olivia B. Murphy
“Best viewed without underwear,” reads the vinyl on the wall as you walk into the gallery. Below the text is a fishbowl full of what looks like other people’s underthings, left or “donated” to the exhibition. This is by no means a command, rather a “completely consensual suggestion,” says artist Faith Holland. Which is an apt descriptor of much of her show at TRANSFER Gallery in Bushwick. On the opposing wall is her recent collection, Queer Connections (2017). The installation is a punny... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/28
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Under the Radar: Genevieve Goffman | Katrina Majkut | Sheelah Mahalath Bewley

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Genevieve Goffman – Portland, OR Katrina Majkut – Brooklyn Sheelah Mahalath Bewley –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/18
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: The Wrong Edition

by Christian Petersen
The Wrong is a decentralized biennial exhibition, the largest of its kind, dedicated to contemporary digital art and culture. Now in its third edition, simply titled , The Wrong features a tremendous number of curated exhibitions, projects, and events—both online (in “pavilions”) and off (in “embassies”). Because of the sheer magnitude of content, tackling the biennial can be an overwhelming prospect, even for the initiated. For this week’s Wednesday Web Art column, we’re easing you into the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/15
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Tom Galle

by Christian Petersen
Belgian-born, New York-based Tom Galle is the epitome of the contemporary web artist. His work is saturated with the very essence of hyper-digital nowness. He has created an online persona that is at once supremely infatuated with and deeply questioning of the profound impact that the internet has had on all of our bodies and brains. Galle creates art that operates on two distinct levels: it is philosophical and political but also instant and accessible, effortlessly walking the line between... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/1
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Quantum Natives: Meet the Artist Crew Charting New Digital Terrain

by Siobhan Leddy
It’s easy to get lost in the Quantum Natives universe. The global-collective-slash-platform-slash-record-label is tricky to summarize, and even trickier to navigate. Fortunately, though, there’s a map. Inspired by the world-building practices of fantasy and science fiction, this strange, debased Google Map allows the visitor to meander through its wash of dreamy colors and unidentifiable symbols. Each project icon floats ominously above its surface, casting long gothic shadows. This is... [more]
Posted by Siobhan Leddy on 10/23
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Naomi Cook

by Christian Petersen
Montreal-based multi-media artist Naomi Cook says her work has grown out of an interest in “engravings, sound, and visual representations of data.” Her eclectic work represents a true integration of traditional techniques with modern thinking and concepts. , a series in which Cook digitally scans her drawings and converts them to sound, is but one clear example of this fusion. Her incorporation of multiple mediums into her projects is mirrored by the diversity of her subject matter. These... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 10/18
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Katie Torn

by Christian Petersen
New York-based new media artist Katie Torn makes work suspended in limbo somewhere between our physical and digital realities, as she seamlessly synthesizes filmed or photographed sculptural objects with digitally generated forms. There is strange alchemy at work in Torn’s aesthetic, which fuses disposable cultural touchstones of the 80s and 90s with complex, surrealist compositions and ideas. Her work is simultaneously joyful and solemn, perfectly reflecting her love/hate relationship with the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 10/4
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Andrea Crespo’s Latest Film Unpacks Dangerous Misrepresentations of Autism

by Vanessa Gravenor
, Andrea Crespo’s video installation, which opened at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler during Berlin Art Week, runs for one hour. It has a linear plotline, with silent dialogue written over the image. The aesthetics are sparse; the film flickers through still shots of institutional interiors, revealing an interrogation in which the minds and bodies of people with autism are charted and managed by the State. In the gallery, the artist emphasizes this bodily control with clinical and military... [more]
Posted by Vanessa Gravenor on 9/19
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Christopher Squier Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I create darkly humorous cultural artifacts, reflecting on contemporary infrastructures and how dislocation and wreckage are embedded within modern political geographies. What is an artist’s responsibility? Artists have the opportunity to work outside of the velocity and hyperactivity of other industries, and therefore to focus on unusual—and sometimes even trivial—topics, to find ways to connect them to larger conversations.... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/11