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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Tom Galle

by Christian Petersen
Belgian-born, New York-based Tom Galle is the epitome of the contemporary web artist. His work is saturated with the very essence of hyper-digital nowness. He has created an online persona that is at once supremely infatuated with and deeply questioning of the profound impact that the internet has had on all of our bodies and brains. Galle creates art that operates on two distinct levels: it is philosophical and political but also instant and accessible, effortlessly walking the line between... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/1
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On Art and Music’s Enduring Love Affair and the Practice of Solange

by Tempestt Hazel
I remember being the only person in the screening room at the Block Museum as I watched (2013), the first piece that greeted me at the entrance of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The animation looped almost two complete times before anyone else joined me in the room. During the first loop, I squinted at the image until I realized that the beautiful head from which these living-locks or tentacles were growing, the head attached to this swelling, insatiable creature’s body was... [more]
Posted by Tempestt Hazel on 9/27
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Greg Ito Offers a Pictorial Language for Our Dreams

by Alex Anderson
Using icons and imagery from childhood fairytales, anime, and classical western art, Greg Ito paints unique moments that form a larger narrative around psychology, love, and life. Each economical vignette evokes a sense of wonder, magic, loneliness, and an underlying darkness characteristic of the contemporary human condition. With diagrammatic precision, Ito gives form to the intangibility of affect as it relates to the lived and imagined worlds we experience when we inevitably fall into his... [more]
Posted by Alex Anderson on 7/7
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Pipilotti Rist Unleashes the Comforts and Terrors of the Technological Sublime

by Olivia B. Murphy
Entering the three-floor exhibition currently on view at the New Museum, everything immediately slows down. The lights are dim, colorful projections hitting almost every wall and surface, illuminating people and subsequently turning them into shadows. Some visitors sit, splayed out on a plush carpet to watch the wall-to-wall two-channel video projections, while others drift through flowing gauzy curtains, a soft warbling tune flooding the air. This digital playground is Pipilotti Rist’s the... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/18/16
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Relentlessly Dissecting Beauty, Marilyn Minter Gets at the Guts of Glamour

by Olivia B. Murphy
Ruins and Rituals and Marilyn Minter’s Pretty/Dirty.   A woman just beginning to show the signs of a life well-worn, with deeply impressed laugh lines and a made-up face sagging ever so slightly, stares almost seductively, or maybe placidly at you from her bed. A cigarette burns in her liver-spotted hand, the strap of her nightgown barely hangs on to one shoulder. The photograph is titled Coral Ridge Towers (Mom Smoking) (1969/1995), and as titled, along with the eight other photos in the... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/10/16
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Pointlessness Is the Point: Tony Tasset and His Arrow at Kavi Gupta

by Alison Reilly
—Harry Nilsson At Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth Street location, Tony Tasset has wallpapered the large warehouse space with 66 arrow paintings. The paintings, which feature pairs of arrows (one pointing up, the other pointing down), create a multicolored mosaic of seemingly endless permutations, each complicating the expanded illusion of flatness and depth. Accompanying the kaleidoscope of flat geometric shapes are two arrow sculptures—shiny, pristine objects, meant to be admired. One sculpture at... [more]
Posted by Alison Reilly on 3/28/16
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The Puerto Banús Strip Is Decadent and Depraved

by Philippa Snow
They call it “Marbs.” Some of them do, anyway—not the real deal money; not 'Tony' and 'Mel' Banderas-Griffiths, whose beach-front palace’s lease, quite tragically, outlived their marriage—but the ones who are there for an earthier breed of bacchanal: the drunks, the San Tropez tanners, the motor-mouthed swimsuit babes, the rutting Croyden bucks—and so on, and so forth. Breasts as buoyant as puppies; pectorals as tight as spinster's mouths: the strip on Puerto Banús is a gorgeously populated... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 7/29/15
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The Magical Elixir of Art Pop

by Paul Hanford
To some, the relationship between art and pop is pretty negligent. It exists in the value of Kanye West's design collection (est. $946,708 net worth) or the newsworthy copy of Millie Brown vomiting over Lady Gaga, but symbiotically? Yeah, I hear the groans. "Pretentious!"—they exclaim towards the latest Bjork multi-platform app or "turn this fucking shit off" as I'm forced to remove the needle from Trout Mask Replica. To these people, the clever, meaningless lyrics of early Eno and Ferry are... [more]
Posted by Paul Hanford on 1/14/15
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2015's Big 15: The Museum Shows to Look Out For This Year

by The Artslant Team
The position of the Art Museum has become tricky, thanks to the rise of the independent cultural producer, pop-ups and nomadic curators, and the increasing popularity of free public art. In the same way Hollywood was broken up by agents in the 50s, the institute is under siege. To be relevant to a demographic spread—with rising ticket prices and all—art centers are having to work hard within their parameters. In 2015, visitors expect more than just blockbusters with an educational fiber,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/2/15
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Post-Capitalist Hip Hop Videos: Our Absurd, Dystopian World

by Char Jansen
Hip Hop and capitalism could be said to share the same ideals. American Hip Hop and the American Dream promote the same goal of self-made material success through carefree consumerism. Money—and spending it—saturates songs and artist monikers (Curren$y, Rich Gang, 50 Cent, All$tar, etc.). Hip Hop’s aesthetic identity has traditionally communicated just as much about consumerist society as its songs. But as confidence in capitalism is waning, with the mass disillusionment following global... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 11/20/14