tagged: editions

Under the Radar: Alison Hunt Ballard | Michael Wynne | Narda Alvarado

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Alison Hunt Ballard – Palm Springs, CA Michael Wynne – London Narda Alvarado –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/2/17

We Are All Synecdoches

by Himali Singh Soin
—Ernst Mach, Mach’s Principle   So here we are, algae in water, growing out of stillness and forming slippery connections everywhere. As we slither, rust, and our stomata breathes, we form mycelial nets, so that we, eukaryotes enclosed in membranes, are inextricably linked with the water, the rock, the air, the ether of every interface with which we exchange nutrients. Let us then imagine that these membranes are neurological molecules of the mind: consciousness. We live the world in... [more]
Posted by Himali Singh Soin on 5/6/15

I Was an e-Erotica Editor

by Lesley Dixon
Rape is taboo, says my boss. The heroine cannot be raped during the span of the novel, though having been raped previous to the events of the story is acceptable, as long as it is not described explicitly. I ask my boss if fingers count. I had a manuscript the other day in which the heroine had fingers inserted inside her without consent, and I am curious, do I tag this as rape, or no? There is a silence as my boss considers this. That would not need to be tagged, my boss decides. Rape is not... [more]
Posted by Lesley Dixon on 4/22/15

Brand as Museum: Patronizing or Patronage?

by James Loks
The title of this piece made me wonder why the art world so much enjoys the conjunction "as." It seems a funny construct, one thing as another thing. It contains within it both the idea of transformation, and also deception, and fails to decide or state which side of the fence the utterance wants to come down on. There’s also a strange utility within the phrase, the using of one thing as another as though there were a lack or necessity for makeshift solutions.   "When you think about it,... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 4/20/15

The Talismanic Adventure of Nicholas Roerich

by Philly Malicka
"Culture is the accumulation of highest Bliss, highest Beauty, highest Knowledge."                         —Nicholas Roerich, , Book II, 1931   Three solid red circles, pyramid-set, and surrounded by the thick line of a red circle. The ancient symbol of the Pax Cultura represents the interconnectivity of Art, Science, and Religion—the protection of which formed the basis of the Roerich Pact, signed in 1935, which agrees that "historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and... [more]
Posted by Philly Malicka on 4/17/15

Brand America

by Philippa Snow
In March, announced that both Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman would be creating new series of work for placement in various international American Embassies; in corporate terms, this is like being asked to make a contribution to the décor of the global headquarters of Brand America, and the announcement is of note to me personally because a) I genuinely enjoy the work of Cindy Sherman, b) I enjoy the aesthetics of Brand America from a largely kitsch perspective, and c) I am now committed to... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 4/17/15

Kill Your Gallerist! Art for All!

by Nicole Rodríguez Woods
Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, and Christo are just some of the artists included in the exhibition at Berlin’s Akademie der Künste in under the slogan  (“Art for All”). The comprehensive show encompasses over 300 works by more than 150 artists from the Klaus Staeck collection.  Stefan Wewerka, Homburger, 1970. ©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015. Photo: Roman März   Lawyer, graphic artist, political rabble-rouser, artwork publisher and most recently president of the Akademie der... [more]
Posted by Nicole Rodríguez Woods on 4/2/15

Standardization vs. The Sublime

by James Pepper Kelly
Thought Experiment #1: What does the zealot instruct his followers to do? Choices can be terrible things. For three decades, teams of spirited psychologists and sociologists have been showing that consumers faced with too many options tend to: a) sink into indecisive anxiety and b) decline to make any decision at all. The clinical term for this is “choice overload,” and it appears to be true whether shopping for jam at the supermarket, deciding between health care plans, or even choosing a... [more]
Posted by James Pepper Kelly on 8/23/13
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