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Tadasuke Jinno Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I’d like people to doubt whether the things, or the world, they think is real is truly real. I make my artworks with elements causing viewers to have an illusion and to feel a slight discomfort like doubt or incongruity. I started my artistic activity when I moved to New York from Japan. What I realized by pursuing my art is that it was about my own feelings since I came to NY: I was a stranger feeling uncomfortable. When I was... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/24
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Jim Shaw Transforms a Former Masonic Temple into a Postmodern Hellscape

by Sola Agustsson
One can’t help but think of the current political climate when looking at Jim Shaw’s apocalyptic installation , one of two inaugural exhibitions at the new Marciano Art Foundation in Central LA. The Scottish Rite Freemasons, the previous owners of the building, left behind an eclectic collection of set designs, paintings, wigs, and costumes they used in their rituals. These artifacts were perfect materials for Shaw, whose work has explored religion, the occult, and the esoteric for three... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 7/20
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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: Tomás Saraceno Wants to Fly While Keeping His Feet on the Ground

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
Freunde von Freunden. Art and science are often described as two opposing disciplines. Looking at the practice of the Argentinian artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno, such a differentiation is quickly disproved. Climbing one of his larger-than-life installations feels like becoming part of a scientific speculation about alternative habitats—one senses the often disregarded correlation of the human body and its environment in a new way. Be it his Cloud Cities, spectacular... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 7/10
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Monia Ben Hamouda

by Christian Petersen
Milan-based artist Monia Ben Hamouda may not seem like a “web artist” in the traditional sense because her work isn’t primarily about or made to be specifically displayed online. But it’s also true that what constitutes a net, web, or new media artist today is increasingly hard to define. Ben Hamouda’s work has an almost intangible quality that evokes similar feelings to art more traditionally deemed “internet art.” While much of her work could be considered sculptural in the strict,... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 7/5
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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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Under the Radar: Sophie Kahn | Christopher T Wood | Richard Silvaggio

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Sophie Kahn – New York City Christopher T Wood – Philadelphia Richard Silvaggio – Carrara,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/30
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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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Eugene Macki Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am trying to project the thing(s) that excites me. For example, I am very interested in materials, what it means to exist, and the length of space between multiple points. My entire oeuvre begins with the desire to learn. I am not trying to teach the audience anything. I am simply having a conversation with myself, and the medium I work with. What is an artist’s responsibility? Every artist will have a different answer... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/26
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Artist Migrations from SF to LA Are Shaping West Coast Aesthetics and Identity

by Leora Lutz
On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a level of caring has taken place, with some new businesses now occupying previously vacant storefronts—the rawness is still there, it just doesn’t feel... [more]
Posted by Leora Lutz on 6/23