tagged: sculpture

Reading Joshua Goode’s Childhood Mythologies in a Post-Fact World

by Zachary Small
If Freud had chosen another profession, he might have become an archaeologist. After all, the mythology of personality has its roots in childhood. Memory is a retroactive alloy, and introspection can sometimes muddy our grasp on the past. Too much nostalgia transforms our beloved childhood mementos (favorite toys, teddy bears, and such) into prescient talismans of the future, justifying our adult delights and detestations. Too much nostalgia and we long for a promised time when America used to... [more]
Posted by Zachary Small on 3/16

In Search of a Body: A.K. Burns’ Ode to Endurance

by Osman Can Yerebakan
One of the most unassuming artworks in A.K. Burns’ exhibition and residency, , is perhaps also the best reflection of the artist’s three-month tenure at the New Museum and her concurrent Callicoon Fine Arts exhibition, Fault Lines. Nestled at the end of a corridor on the museum’s fifth floor, Post Times (drop open) straddles the rift between utility and inertia, the body and environment, endurance and decay. A thin wooden latch, running the length of two closet doors is fully plastered with... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 3/14

At Locust Projects, a Tale of Two Factories and Two Artists

by Neil Vazquez
As we seemingly find ourselves spectators to the acceleration of political and environmental decline, two Israeli artists, Rotem Tamir and Omri Zin, are targeting industrial factory processes in an exploratory, performative project. The husband-and-wife team are collaborating for the first time in at Locust Projects in Miami. The piece encompasses two independent, modular “factories,” each managed and operated by the respective artists. Tamir’s factory produces helium-filled latex balloons,... [more]
Posted by Neil Vazquez on 3/10

Sterling Crispin: Begin at the End

by Joel Kuennen
  What does the end, The End, look like? Is it a transcendent experience like the religious and singularitarians believe? Will humans transform into iridescent angels of ethereal nature, timeless in their march towards oneness? Will the end look like an episode of The Walking Dead? Like an episode of Doomsday Preppers? Will the remnants of society scrabble together the few resources left to find baseline survival the underlying truth of excess? Does the end resemble a person sitting in a... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 2/26

Hannah Black Conjures a New Dawn in the Timeless Loop of History

by Audrey L. Phillips
Berlin-based artist Hannah Black’s solo presentation at New York’s Bodega lingers like a heavy fog drawn from today’s political climate. The title, short for Socialism or Barbarism is borrowed from Rosa Luxemburg’s early twentieth century wager on the future of capitalism. Its prescience is foreboding. Entering the gallery, I am confronted by a clay audience of roughly shaped creatures. Black’s fingerprints define and add texture to these tiny spectators, most of which are wearing cotton... [more]
Posted by Audrey L. Phillips on 2/25

Under the Radar: Simona Brinkmann | Ordí Calder | Gabriel Stoian

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Simona Brinkmann – London Ordí Calder – Armação dos Búzios, Brazil Gabriel Stoian –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/12

Athar Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Athar.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I try to absorb all the information there is within my reach and reflect upon various matters such as human behavior, philosophy, history, politics, general aesthetics and more. Subsequently, I attempt to translate those reflections into sculptural shapes and practices. Lately a recurring theme is the violence that dominates our life and the undeniable concept of entropy, which states that everything is bound to evolve... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/13

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Nicolas Sassoon

by Christian Petersen
Vancouver-based Nicolas Sassoon was one of the first artists from the new wave of digital artists whose work I enthusiastically embraced. We clearly shared a love of vintage computer graphics, but his mesmerizing GIFs truly transcended any predictable “retro” nostalgia. In the years since then Sassoon has expanded and refined his aesthetic and subject matter without compromising his original vision. His art might evoke a specific moment in the history of digital art but it is not defined by... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 1/25

Under the Radar: Ella Goerner | Matthew Penkala | Ben Pederson

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ella Goerner – Berlin Matthew Penkala – Los Angeles Ben Pederson – Brooklyn,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/16

Jenyu Wang Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
    What are you trying to communicate with your work? In retrospect, it feels as if I’ve been pushing EPs out there for years, all of them love songs. So far my message has been about sharing intense desires and their loss.  What is an artist’s responsibility? Hmm. Always wondered if art and responsibility were compatible, or mutually exclusive. The supremely difficult challenge for me has been to stay passionate, stay argumentative, yet stay tender (big Jenny Holzer fan).... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/11