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Polly Borland: Babies Are Us

by Christina Catherine Martinez
“That’s a potty mark.” Polly Borland points at a large photograph of a doughy ass, the flesh marked not just by the flecks and blotches of middle age, but a large pink welt at the center. It’s from sitting on a child’s toilet-training seat, and, for the practitioners of paraphilic infantilism (also known as adult baby syndrome) that Borland spent years seeking and photographing in the early 90s, it’s as much a badge of recherché sexual appetite as a sub’s whip marks.   Polly... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 8/16
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Caroline Augusta Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I aim to bring awareness to a concept or cause that doesn’t get the airtime it deserves. The constant stimulation and force-fed nature of our society distracts us from what is truly important in keeping life on Earth alive and well.  Most of the work I make is an emotional response to an injustice I’ve witnessed in everyday life or the media; it raises up a voice that doesn’t always get heard or noticed. My goal is to encourage... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/14
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Under the Radar: Ely Tahan | Sylwia Tur | Marie Tomanova

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ely Tahan – Los Angeles Sylwia Tur – Seattle Marie Tomanova – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/12
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The Female Gaze is So Hot Right Now: Two Shows Look at Women in Art and Erotica

by Olivia B. Murphy
A cursory glance through the internet will return many results for that buzzy phrase “the female gaze,” from unlikable heroines finally getting their heyday on screen, to the hyper-feminine aesthetic of young women artists of Instagram, to gallery shows and museum exhibitions devoted entirely to women-identifying artists making work that deals with sexually explicit content. But it seems we’ve settled comfortably into using this moniker, this “female gaze,” to label just about anything made by... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 7/31
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In “The Times,” Artists Make the Media Their Message

by Osman Can Yerebakan
With politically conscious art on the rise, a notable number of artists have turned to as a vessel to convey social and political turmoil. The Gray Lady recently featured in solo exhibitions of Wade Guyton and A.K. Burns, and this year’s Whitney Biennial introduced Julien Nguyen’s depictions of the paper’s front pages as allegorical tableaux and Aliza Nisenbaum’s soothing paintings of domestic life, including a vignette of a couple reading their copy of the Times. The FLAG Art Foundation’s... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 7/21
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Dat Vu Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Dat Vu. What are you trying to communicate with your work? Most of the time, it's about emulating sleepwalking.    What is an artist’s responsibility? An artist is responsible for their intention, and the implications of their work, even if the work is personal. Once an artist puts their work out there, be it online or in public spaces, I think it is their... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/17
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Paul Sunday Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? The unspeakable. What is an artist’s responsibility? To go relentlessly into one’s own world, to never stop learning and experimenting. Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? One of my favorites is this encaustic painting. It resides in a beautiful Long Island home in a room where the only other artwork is a Richard Serra drawing. Serra is one of my heroes, so when I discovered this it felt like an... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/10
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Under the Radar: Ventiko | Mitchell Winthorpe | Kelly Kristin Jones

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ventiko – Brooklyn Mitchell Winthorpe – London Kelly Kristin Jones –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/8
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The ArtSlant Prize IX: Announcing the Round 5 Juried Winners!

by The Artslant Team
Check out the Round 5 Juried Winners below! Round 5 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.   ROUND 5 JURORS:     Alex Paik is an artist, director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid and curator of Satellite Art Show in Miami. Will Hutnick is an artist and curator. He is the co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects and the Residency Director of The Wassaic Project. Polina Stroganova... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/4
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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