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Andrea Crespo’s Latest Film Unpacks Dangerous Misrepresentations of Autism

by Vanessa Gravenor
, Andrea Crespo’s video installation, which opened at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler during Berlin Art Week, runs for one hour. It has a linear plotline, with silent dialogue written over the image. The aesthetics are sparse; the film flickers through still shots of institutional interiors, revealing an interrogation in which the minds and bodies of people with autism are charted and managed by the State. In the gallery, the artist emphasizes this bodily control with clinical and military... [more]
Posted by Vanessa Gravenor on 9/19
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Dain Mergenthaler Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I think that my cartoony, frilly, animated work is a ploy to coax viewers into looking at the world around them with fresh, queer eyes: to look under rocks and into subway grates and at lamp posts and between train cars and find a new, alien world that is dangerous and sexy and scary at the same exact time that it is benign and gray. I’ve become quite obsessed with this manipulation in hopes that I can warp our immutable... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/17
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Carrie Gates

by Christian Petersen
Carrie Gates is digital artist and VJ (video jockey) based in Saskatoon, Canada. She has been creating live video magic since the early 2000s. In her own words, she makes “sound-reactive 3D processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction and intrigue to any environment.” Gate’s wildly exciting visual performances are formed from eclectic video assets she creates using a variety of techniques. The... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 9/6
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Jonathan Monaghan Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I think my films, sculptures, and prints offer an experience in which a range of familiar imagery interact in unexpected ways. The imagery I use comes from mass consumerism and pop culture, but also the history of western power and wealth. The absurd conflations I make with this imagery, like a unicorn in a Starbucks or a DirectTV dish on a Faberge Egg, is an attempt to uncover what is suppressed or hidden within these... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/28
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Sprawling Group Shows Deny Black Revolutionary Artists the Space and Time They Deserve

by Jessica Lanay
The contemporary political and social hive mind of the Western World is preoccupied with issues of race and gender. The recent White Nationalist rally at the University of Virginia, the physical violence involved (mostly perpetrated on students protesting Neo-Nazism), and lukewarm statements from the White House encapsulate the struggle to break with patterns of a troubled past to fix the ails of a troubled present, and possibly escape a troubled future. We are indeed grappling with... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 8/25
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Caroline Augusta Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I aim to bring awareness to a concept or cause that doesn’t get the airtime it deserves. The constant stimulation and force-fed nature of our society distracts us from what is truly important in keeping life on Earth alive and well.  Most of the work I make is an emotional response to an injustice I’ve witnessed in everyday life or the media; it raises up a voice that doesn’t always get heard or noticed. My goal is to encourage... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/14
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: William Wolfgang Wunderbar

by Christian Petersen
William Wolfgang Wunderbar is an internet art enigma. No one knows this artist’s gender, nationality or even if they are one person or multiple people working under the same name. What is known is that they could well be the most prolific artist on the internet. Wunderbar produces a constant stream of work, uploading it everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. When the work is seen as a whole it begins to feel like they are trying to distill the entirety of the internet and social media into a... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 8/9
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The Female Gaze is So Hot Right Now: Two Shows Look at Women in Art and Erotica

by Olivia B. Murphy
A cursory glance through the internet will return many results for that buzzy phrase “the female gaze,” from unlikable heroines finally getting their heyday on screen, to the hyper-feminine aesthetic of young women artists of Instagram, to gallery shows and museum exhibitions devoted entirely to women-identifying artists making work that deals with sexually explicit content. But it seems we’ve settled comfortably into using this moniker, this “female gaze,” to label just about anything made by... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 7/31
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Jessica Dolence

by Christian Petersen
Seattle-based new media artist and designer Jessica Dolence creates hypnotic digital decorations and ornamentations that transform and subvert both physical and digital spaces. Her works’ rich, cyber-baroque opulence functions as a radiant facade for a deeper political message of CyberFeminism. Part of Dolence’s creative motivation is to add an “overtly feminized” aesthetic to the “male dominated landscape” of the internet. Two of the biggest inspirations in developing the style and message... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 7/26
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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