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VOLTA12 + GalleryLOG Preview: 5 Artists Discuss Process and Inspiration

by The Artslant Team
Now an accomplished pre-teen, VOLTA returns this week for its twelfth year in the Basel art fair line up. From June 13–18, under the domed roof of the city's Markthalle, the fair for "new international positions" brings together nearly 70 galleries stemming from 21 countries. We're always grateful when we can consume art with context—especially at an art fair. Thus, in partnership with VOLTA and GalleryLOG, we're pleased to share this advance look at the processes and inspirations of five... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/11/16
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David Bowie Is: Star Power – An Interview with Michael Darling

by Thea Liberty Nichols
coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in just a few weeks, is unprecedented to the extent that it is the first massive solo show the MCA has ever given to a musician. But as James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling discusses below, he was drawn to the exhibition because Bowie emulates the blending of media, the crossing over of disciplines he finds so relevant to contemporary artists’ practices. Darling was kind enough to sit down with me this month and explain how the... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 8/29/14
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Interview with Hu Xiangqian

by Robin Peckham
On the evening of Friday 18 May 2012, Beijing-based young artist Hu Xiangqian will serenade guests on a yacht trip. Something of a legend in Chinese art circles, the content of his performances and other work is always hotly debated: Hu is probably best known for a video in which he tans himself for weeks on end in an attempt to make his skin the same color as that of his African immigrant friends, although he is also equally loved for an oneiric short video in which the little green man and... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 5/13/12