Bigindicator

20141217212146-1_forced_landing_narda

UNDER THE RADAR: ALISON HUNT BALLARD, MICHAEL WYNNE, NARDA ALVARADO

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to ourresidency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Alison Hunt Ballard – Palm Springs, CA Michael Wynne – London Narda Alvarado &nda... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
20161220165500-20161109135416-ladyblobprint1115

Under the Radar: Nancy Jones | Erin Batson | Valerian Ocampo

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Nancy Jones – Berlin E... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/20/16
20161219102621-as_show_prep_by_jerrick_romero

Who Are the Modern “Creatives”? Social Currency and the Self-Made Artist

by Lauren McQuade
As I walked up to Andrü Sisson’s studio on the morning of the press preview for his self-produced debut solo show, Ivory Gold Slaves, I saw what the past few months of collaborating with musician and friend, Rocco DeLuca, must have been like. Sisson sat on the floor of a matte black van parked in front of his studio. Its open shell provided the only source of shade on a cloudless late September day, the sun spitting out the last of summer’s relentless 90-degree heat. DeLuca stood nearby on the sidewalk, passing a spliff back and forth a couple of times, laughing and chatting, befo... [more]
Posted by Lauren McQuade on 12/21/16
20160712213746-works_occurring_and_not_occuring_in_nature_1

Under the Radar: Nancy Jones, Erin Batson, Valerian Ocampo

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Nancy Jones – Berlin Erin Batson – New York Valerian Ocampo – Brooklyn ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
20161215162144-05_mvk_hermitage

Marijn van Kreij: Slowing Down through Repetition

by Edo Dijksterhuis
If I can free a humble material from itself, perhaps I can free myself from myself. This text is written on a scrap of paper, torn from a sketchbook and almost carelessly tacked to the wall of Marijn van Kreij’s studio, just outside of Amsterdam. It’s a daily reminder resonating in the space where the artist spends most of his waking hours drawing and painting, but also reading, looking at pictures from his ever-growing art book library, immersing himself in this repository of text and image. Van Kreij’s work is the antithesis of what art is according to many: the work of... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 12/16/16
20161214110335-ghost-10

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Yoshi Sodeoka

by Christian Petersen
Yoshi Sodeoka is a Japanese artist who moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute in the late 80s and has made it his home ever since. The work he started there, using the first wave of accessible digital tools, could be seen as a direct precursor to what became the modern new media art movement. He was a very early proponent of using the internet as a blank canvas for a new kind of creativity, exploring those possibilities with his groundbreaking work at Word.com, one of the first web magazines. Today Sodeoka is best known for his mind-melting video experiments, often enhanced with his own textured musical compos... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 12/14/16
20161213180800-20160510135019-angry_hillary

2016’s Best Artist Interviews

by Andrea Alessi
There’s been a lot of hand-wringing of late about whether artists and the creative class can do more to combat the growing threats to democracy, the environment, and even our physical bodies. The work is never over, but I found a welcome moment of encouragement while reviewing the artist interviews ArtSlant published in 2016. Clicking through the archive I was motivated by the diverse cross-section of artists grappling with some of the most pressing issues of our time. In 2016, artists taught us about self-defense when faced with police brutality and how to evade Big Data collecting o... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 12/14/16

Round 9 Juried Winners Announced | 2016

The jury is in on Round 9! Congratulations to all those selected by our fantastic jurors who will now move on to be considered for the ArtSlant Prize 2016! A very special *thanks* to our panel this round: Chelsea Guerdat, Andrew Lee and Agustina Ferreyra (bios below). The ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners will be announced next month! ROUND 9 JURIED WINNERS: DRAWING: DEBORAH DRUICK, IMPROBABLE ALLIANCE, 2016. INSTALLATION: AMY CANNESTRA, UNTI... [more]
Posted by Amaru on 12/12/16
20161209150705-20150725045912-edit5-2

Under the Radar: Svitlana Levchenko | Nathan Cluss | Lloyd Galbraith

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Svitlana Levchenko – Kyiv, Ukraine ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/9/16
20161208144855-lesvos_athensfinaledit-4-_1_-_2_

Ordinary Bravery: In Lesbos and Athens, Refugees Live in Limbo [Photo Essay]

by Jade Angeles Fitton
“We don’t have the option to go home, we lost everything!” —Mohammed Yamma, from Afghanistan Can art provide a constructive and authentic response to the refugee crisis? In response to this well-trodden question, David Evans Berry, a photographer from Wales, travelled to Lesbos and Athens earlier this year to capture the ongoing crisis and what happens to the people left stranded in a no man’s land. Taking time to hear the stories of those who had fled to Greece, and keeping the humanity of his subjects as his guiding motivation, David was intent on avoiding a... [more]
Posted by Jade Angeles Fitton on 12/8/16