tagged: installation

In Search of a Body: A.K. Burns’ Ode to Endurance

by Osman Can Yerebakan
One of the most unassuming artworks in A.K. Burns’ exhibition and residency, , is perhaps also the best reflection of the artist’s three-month tenure at the New Museum and her concurrent Callicoon Fine Arts exhibition, Fault Lines. Nestled at the end of a corridor on the museum’s fifth floor, Post Times (drop open) straddles the rift between utility and inertia, the body and environment, endurance and decay. A thin wooden latch, running the length of two closet doors is fully plastered with... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 3/14

At Locust Projects, a Tale of Two Factories and Two Artists

by Neil Vazquez
As we seemingly find ourselves spectators to the acceleration of political and environmental decline, two Israeli artists, Rotem Tamir and Omri Zin, are targeting industrial factory processes in an exploratory, performative project. The husband-and-wife team are collaborating for the first time in at Locust Projects in Miami. The piece encompasses two independent, modular “factories,” each managed and operated by the respective artists. Tamir’s factory produces helium-filled latex balloons,... [more]
Posted by Neil Vazquez on 3/10

They Had Whole Buildings For That (Now We Use Diapers)

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Only 90s kids would know. Only 80s kids would know. Only Gen-X or Y or Z-ers would know. Jon Rafman might know, but he also knows that prolepsis, anachronism, and non-location are more suitable benchmarks for this twisted ouroboros we’ve made of time. At Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles, the juxtaposition of immersive films by Rafman and Stan VanDerBeek, made decades apart, charts a rising threshold of popular vision that correlates to a kind of political decline—the history of cinema as... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 3/6

Tiffany Smith: The Perpetual Tourist

by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina
  When Tiffany Smith enters a home, she looks at every item, searching for clues to reveal identity and personal history. She combs the space for intimate hints that work together to tell a story. Raised between Nassau, Bahamas, and Miami, Florida, by her Caribbean parents, Smith has put her faith in photography, using the camera to confront stereotypes about Caribbean culture and identity formation. While earning her BA in photography at the Savannah School of Art and Design, Smith... [more]
Posted by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina on 2/27

Hannah Black Conjures a New Dawn in the Timeless Loop of History

by Audrey L. Phillips
Berlin-based artist Hannah Black’s solo presentation at New York’s Bodega lingers like a heavy fog drawn from today’s political climate. The title, short for Socialism or Barbarism is borrowed from Rosa Luxemburg’s early twentieth century wager on the future of capitalism. Its prescience is foreboding. Entering the gallery, I am confronted by a clay audience of roughly shaped creatures. Black’s fingerprints define and add texture to these tiny spectators, most of which are wearing cotton... [more]
Posted by Audrey L. Phillips on 2/25

Digital Pioneer Lynn Hershman Leeson Walks Us Through Her Groundbreaking “Firsts”

by Olivia B. Murphy
I recently met with septuagenarian artist Lynn Hershman Leeson just after the opening of her latest solo show, , at Bridget Donahue Gallery. Her first solo with the gallery in 2015 sparked something of a rediscovery of her groundbreaking work, even though she has spent her decades-long career pioneering in the realm of technology in visual art. In 2016, a comprehensive retrospective entitled Civic Radar at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, charted her career from its early performative days in the 70s... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 2/3

Under the Radar: Matthew Craven | Clovis Blackwell | Dani Dodge

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Matthew Craven – Los Angeles, exhibiting at Art Los Angeles Contemporary by Asya Geisberg Gallery Clovis Blackwell – Pasadena, exhibiting at stARTup Art Fair... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/27

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Nicolas Sassoon

by Christian Petersen
Vancouver-based Nicolas Sassoon was one of the first artists from the new wave of digital artists whose work I enthusiastically embraced. We clearly shared a love of vintage computer graphics, but his mesmerizing GIFs truly transcended any predictable “retro” nostalgia. In the years since then Sassoon has expanded and refined his aesthetic and subject matter without compromising his original vision. His art might evoke a specific moment in the history of digital art but it is not defined by... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 1/25

Jenyu Wang Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
    What are you trying to communicate with your work? In retrospect, it feels as if I’ve been pushing EPs out there for years, all of them love songs. So far my message has been about sharing intense desires and their loss.  What is an artist’s responsibility? Hmm. Always wondered if art and responsibility were compatible, or mutually exclusive. The supremely difficult challenge for me has been to stay passionate, stay argumentative, yet stay tender (big Jenny Holzer fan).... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/11

Is the Free Art in “Take Me (I’m Yours)” Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Osman Can Yerebakan
A temporary tattoo of random letters in Lawrence Weiner’s iconic script; a Gilbert & George pin reading “Burn That Book”; a black and white t-shirt by Rirkrit Tiravanija—these were all in my brown paper bag as I walked down 5th Avenue. No, I was not leaving a private auction, nor am I a millionaire collector. All of these artworks, and many more by some of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists, are available at the Jewish Museum right now—for free—in . The exhibition, in which... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 12/7/16