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Under the Radar: Nando Alvarez-Perez | Santina Amato | Priya Thoresen

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Nando Alvarez-Perez – Oakland Santina Amato – Chicago Priya Thoresen –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/14
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Portrait: Kuwaiti artist Monira al Qadiri on Japanese cartoons and the body as art

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
  “A lot of my work is about becoming your art,” says Monira al Qadiri. “I’ve had that ever since I was a child. If I really like something, I want to become like it.” Giant noodle bowls and fried shrimp add an extra dash of absurdity to the whole thing, as do molded replicas of her own face. In bringing these cartoons to life she has exaggerated the strangeness and artificiality of their forms. The artist, who is currently based in Amsterdam as a resident at the prestigious... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 6/27
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David Hannon Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
 David Hannon.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am exploring the role of fantasy in queerness and perversions of the body. The interiors I create are a disorienting place that reveals the horror of the everyday. In my most recent performance, Mantle, I made an immersive installation and embedded myself in a flat and then interacted with the audience to help me bring an oversize necklace back into a constructed domestic interior where the necklace unsettlingly... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/12
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Simon Birch’s 14th Factory Mirrors the Decline of Globalization

by Joel Kuennen
As the European Union signals its distancing from a seven-decade transatlantic alliance, as the United States joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only other nations to demure from the Paris Climate Agreement, as a realignment of global hegemonies occurs before our eyes, there is no better time to reflect on the narrative of globalization. , a warehouse-sized installation currently open in Los Angeles, is the culmination of a life’s work for Simon Birch. A Brit, transplanted to Hong Kong for the... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/31
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An Artist Dinner Dishes Out Brexit, Break-Ups, and Views of a Lonely (Former) Planet

by Danyel Ferrari
Pluto, the former ninth planet of our solar system, discovered in 1930, was demoted to “dwarf planet” in 2006, breaking the hearts of 90s kids everywhere. The enduring interest in Pluto’s re/declassification was made evident this year, when several sites for space enthusiasts released stories stating that NASA had reinstated the celestial body to its former planetary status. As it turns out, the joke was not so far from reality: a recent proposal, led by Alan Stern, the principal investigator... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 5/29
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Pablo Helguera: Club Americano

by Museum of Fine Arts Boston
New York-based artist and educator Pablo Helguera opens , the culmination of the artist’s residency at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This intimate one-room exhibition and shared space explores the historic foundations and contemporary definitions of American identity. Here, the term “American” is understood in the Pan-American sense: its Spanish translation, americano, can refer to anyone or anything from either North or South America. Helguera takes aesthetic inspiration from... [more]
Posted by Museum of Fine Arts Boston on 4/28
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Anicka Yi: Life is Cheap

by Joel Kuennen
Anicka Yi, the recipient of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, opened consisting of three works, Lifestyle Wars, Immigrant Caucus, and Force Majeure, at the Guggenheim on April 21, 2017. The exhibition title is one part indictment, one part plea. “Life is cheap” is usually said with a quiet lilt; eyes down, a slight shake of the head. The disgust is projected both outward and inward. It’s a gesture of shame. But Yi hints at perhaps another invocation of the saying—that life is in fact cheap and easy... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 4/21
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Let Them Eat Art! Dissent on Documenta 14’s Periphery

by Benjamin Busch
For Athenians, the presence of Documenta in Athens has raised a number of questions, including most importantly: how will this German-funded meta-exhibition transform the city, and what will happen after it has run its course? Yet for most Athenians, Documenta 14, whose tagline is “Learning from Athens,” will likely go unnoticed or even appear superfluous against the burdens of everyday life in the Greek capital. To be clear, while the exhibition does include Athenian and Greek artists, and... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 4/18
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Bodies Off the Street: In Turkey, Artists Face Politics by Looking Inward

by Danyel Ferrari
On Sunday, Turkey will vote on a constitutional referendum, which threatens to expand the reach of the presidency. A “yes” () vote will bring more control into the hands of the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), strengthening the executive government and reducing remaining parliamentary powers. A “no” (hayir) vote rejects this expansion, but carries with it fears of governmental push-back, including the likely continuation of the current “state... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 4/15
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Shawné Michaelain Holloway

by Christian Petersen
Shawné Michaelain Holloway is a new media artist currently based in Chicago. Her deeply personal work, which often casts its unflinching lens onto the artist herself, boldly addresses the intersections of race, feminism, and sexuality in the internet age. She sees simply logging onto the internet as a political gesture that can be imbued with intentionality. Holloway asks important questions about our immersion and participation in a digital world that we all take for granted, but don’t... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/5