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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
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(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
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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
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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
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Under the Radar: Viet Ha Tran | Alexandra Gallagher | Nadia Rapti

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Viet Ha Tran – Madrid Alexandra Gallagher – Manchester Nadia Rapti –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/26
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Facing the Black Mirror: Jack & Leigh Ruby Cut Up Reality at the Barbershop

by Andrea Alessi
ArtSlant will be exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In expectation of this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring four interviews with participating curators and artists, asking them what they see reflected in the black mirror.   In a previous life, Jack & Leigh Ruby worked as confidence artists, cleverly fabricating portfolios of fake evidence to perpetrate insurance fraud. Today, the sibling duo makes tangled artworks that capitalize... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 2/9
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Guanyu Xu Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? In short, I use my work to examine the intersectionality of race, sexuality, and citizenship from a perspective of a Chinese gay man who has been living in both Beijing and Chicago. What is an artist’s responsibility? Personally, an artist is a person who can creatively use methods to communicate critical concept and theory that closely relate to society. Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? I started... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/6
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Under the Radar: Aneta Nowicka | Vasilisa Forbes | Marina Font

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Aneta Nowicka – Warsaw Vasilisa Forbes – London Marina Font –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/22
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Jakub Pasierkiewicz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Jakub Pasierkiewicz. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In my practice—be it photography, painting, or drawing—I try to recreate an idea which appears through thorough observation of the surrounding world. In other words, if we agree that vision is something abstract, something that is invisible and represents an individual need to self-express, then art becomes a tool enabling us to capture our ideas. Through art I try to translate my experience into the image. I... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/23
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Under the Radar: Danielle Williamson | Jenyu Wang | Anna Fafaliou

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Danielle Williamson – Tel Aviv-Yafo Jenyu Wang – New York Anna Fafaliou –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/6