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ArtSlant Editions: Looking Back on the 2015 Issues of Our Inbox Magazine

by Andrea Alessi
Exhibition reviews and artist interviews have long been central to our editorial focus, but this year—in part as a reflection of how we see arts writing shifting in the digital age—we expanded the scope of ArtSlant's editorial project, exploring and introducing a much greater variety of content. In 2015 our Paris artists-in-residence blogged more than ever and we learned about art and audience in the ArtSlant podcast; we ran a popular series on non-profit art spaces and highlighted artists’... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 12/19/15

Moving Past the Circular Logic of Terrorism

by Joel Kuennen
Another ISIL attack in the West, a threat on Washington D.C. and New York City, and the false sense of security that allows for the prosperity of the West to continue is shaken. The combination is just enough to entice xenophobic trolls to get the people’s blood boiling, again. These tragic moments of terror recur with a frequency that has become divorced from, yet prescriptive of our current state of reality. The regime of safety, the Pax Modern, has long been predicated on the fear of an... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 11/19/15

LOOPS: An Introduction to ArtSlant Editions, Issue 7

by Andrea Alessi
Table of Contents: Closing the Loop: Does Art Require an Audience? | Gillian Dykeman Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Image for 120 Years | Guy Parker OOO: Three Loops to Unite Them All! | Jamie Keesling The Circular Logic of Terrorism | Joel Kuennen Closed Circuits and Bodies Electric | Janet Oh   Rafia Santana, , 2015   What does a loop look like? It’s not really a shape, is it? More than a steady form, a loop implies gesture, movement, directionality. It’s a vector that returns you... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 11/19/15

The Latham Loop: Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Image for 120 Years

by Guy Parker
Never forget the loop The first time I encountered the loop was whilst using a Chinon Super 8 projector manufactured in the late 70s. Within seconds of my roll of Kodachrome entering the “auto-loading” machine the projected image began to jitter and convulse. After several further attempts the film buckled, broke, and bunched up in the gate where it was toasted by the searing hot halogen lamp. The instruction booklet explained that although the film lacing process was totally automated, the... [more]
Posted by Guy Parker on 11/19/15

OOO: Three Loops to Unite Them All

by Jamie Keesling
Jared Madere’s untitled installation, currently on view at the Whitney, is versatile. It might rest equally comfortably in an abandoned lot in Bushwick or on top of a mountain in Nepal. It’s hard to tell, though, whether the work is happy in its current environment, the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery on the first floor. Curated by Christopher Y. Lew, who was recently named co-curator of the 2017 Whitney Biennial with Mia Locks, this is Madere’s first solo exhibition as well as the first... [more]
Posted by Jamie Keesling on 11/19/15

Closing the Loop: Does Art Require an Audience?

by Gillian Dykeman
Does art require an audience? Does art an audience? I posed this question to a dozen artists over nine episodes of Working (it) Out, the ArtSlant podcast I began hosting this summer. It was a question that came up at the end of a master’s seminar class I was in last year, and it took me by surprise. My answer, which I assumed was really the only one, was “yes.” Yes, I thought, because without an audience, does it count as art? I went home and put the question to my partner, also an artist,... [more]
Posted by Gillian Dykeman on 11/19/15