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Anicka Yi: Life is Cheap

by Joel Kuennen
Anicka Yi, the recipient of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize opened consisting of three works, Lifestyle Wars, Immigrant Caucus  and Force Majeure, at the Guggenheim on April 21, 2017. The exhibition title is one part indictment, one part plea. “Life is cheap” is usually said with a quiet lilt; eyes down, a slight shake of the head. The disgust is projected both outward and inward. It’s a gesture of shame. But Yi hints at perhaps another invocation of the saying—that life is in fact cheap and easy... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 4/21
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Under the Radar: Denise Treizman | Tadasuke Jinno | A.M. Hanson

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Denise Treizman – New York Tadasuke Jinno – New York A.M. Hanson –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/14
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Under the Radar: Rana Siegel | Antonio Torrez Solis | Heui Tae Yoon

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Rana Siegel – Chicago Antonio Torrez Solis – San Francisco Heui Tae Yoon – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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