tagged: photography

Naira Mushtaq Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My work is a study of relationship between a found object and the emotion it evokes, leading to narratives in a different space. My specific interest lies in the deconstruction and re-framing of vernacular photographs. In working with these, I have found how essentially similar family structures are across cultures. Family albums have disappeared with the advent of digital photography; these fragile prints inadvertently document... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/15

James Bridle’s Self-Driving Car Steers Into Slippery Questions About Automation

by Benjamin Busch
According to artist, writer, and theorist James Bridle, the autonomous car and the issues it raises stand in for many of the questions facing humanity today: what will ultimately result from our relationship with technology and artificial intelligence? How will we collectively adapt to world where jobs—like truck driving—have been automated out of existence? How will we deal with increasingly opaque, complex systems of governance and exchange? Bridle, whose work spans a variety of topics... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 4/26

Announcing: ArtSlant Prize IX Round 3 Juried Winners!

by The Artslant Team
Check out the Round 3 Juried Winners! Round 4 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.   Round 3 Jurors: Miguel Leal Rios is the director and curator of the Leal Rios Foundation | Contemporary Art. Junho Lee is the Director of the NARS Foundation. Kerry Doran is a writer, editor, and curator based in New York. She is the director at Postmasters Gallery.   Round 3 Juried... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24

Under the Radar: Eugene Macki | Krista Svalbonas | Steven Randall

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Eugene Macki – London Krista Svalbonas – Chicago Steven Randall – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24

Girl on Girl: The New Book Exploring the Female Gaze in Photography

by The Artslant Team
What does it mean for a woman to pick up a camera and point it at herself, or at another woman? Is there something unique to be found behind the lens, in the gaze of the female photographer? is an ambitious new book that sets out, if not to resolve this question, then to open it up, to unfold it through the exercise of prolonged looking. Over a year and a half, arts journalist Charlotte Jansen (who is, full disclosure, a former editor of this publication) interviewed 40 female artists from... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/13

Sarp Kerem Yavuz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? For the past three, maybe four years, I have been trying to find a way to criticize political Islam, particularly as it is employed by the Turkish government. I use traditional Islamic and Ottoman patterns to challenge the government's neo-Ottoman rhetoric and address some the oppression, injustice, and violence people are experiencing in the region. However, the broader issue I have been attempting to discuss for as long as I... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/10

See Malick Sidibé’s Portraits the Way His Subjects Did in the 1960s

by Sola Agustsson
Malick Sidibé’s striking images of the Malian rock-and-roll scene have been widely exhibited, though rarely in the form he originally sold to his subjects. After late-night parties, guests would come to Sidibé’s photography studio to place orders for their portraits he’d taken earlier that evening. They did this, he claimed, partly because his studio had electricity, a luxury at the time. He often worked after hours developing chemises (French for “sleeves”)—small proof prints arranged in... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 4/5

Portrait: Director Daniel Hug Gets Ready for the World’s Oldest Art Fair

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
 under the title “Daniel Hug, director of Art Cologne, on the Cologne art scene and the Germans’ passion for collecting.”    “Cologne wasn't cool when I got here—everyone wanted to go to Berlin,” Daniel Hug, the Managing Director for Art Cologne recalls. Yet this “uncool” city on the Rhine has a long and important history with art. Hug explains: Starting in the ’60s, Cologne was the art capital of Germany. The Cologne-based art collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig were collecting Pop Art... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 3/22

(In)visibility in New Black Portraiture: Aria Dean and Hamishi Farah in Dialogue

by Audrey L. Phillips
In March 2016, Los Angeles-based artist and writer Aria Dean penned an essay entitled “Closing the Loop” for The New Inquiry about the white monopolization of feminist selfie art. I remember reading the essay and feeling its urgency and necessity at a time when the spotlight on selfie art and culture was (and still is) dominated by white cis-hetero young women. When I think of the canon of feminist art and the “trailblazers” that paved the way for subsequent generations of women artists, I see... [more]
Posted by Audrey L. Phillips on 3/17

Facing the Black Mirror: Sean Fader’s Awesome Year

by Andrea Alessi
SPRING/BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant is exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In partnership this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring interviews with participating curators and artists, asking them... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 3/2