Bearing Witness, Peter Williams Advances an Art History of Accountability

by Bradley Rubenstein
Although I have known Peter Williams for decades, and have written about his work in the past, we had never sat down and done a proper interview—it’s been more of a 30-year-long conversation. Recently, however, I wanted to get down his thoughts on several of his latest bodies of work: urgent paintings that are at once timely and have art historical resonance. His inclusion in the November group exhibition , at David & Schweitzer, saw the artist confronting Whiteness and police brutality... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 3/31

Apply to Round 3 of the ArtSlant Prize IX: $5k in Prizes!

by The Artslant Team
Round 3 is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Deadline: April 7 Works available from our ArtSlant Prize 2016 Exhibition are for sale through April at You can buy works from Brigitta Varadi, Tiffany Smith, Sterling Crispin, Bex... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/29

In Cambodia, Contemporary Artists Shed Light on Social and Environmental Issues

by Dave Willis
Riding through downtown Phnom Penh in a tuk tuk on my way to Sa Sa Bassac—the leading contemporary art gallery in Cambodia—I saw about 100 people marching in the street, holding signs and chanting slogans while flanked by cops on every side. I asked my guide what it was all about. She told me they were protesting land grabs by developers, who employ arsonists to burn down shanty towns to make way for apartment towers, which often then sit vacant, serving as investments to hide dirty... [more]
Posted by Dave Willis on 3/27

Minaa Mohsin Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? We live our lives in the middle of things. The homes we maintain and the items we collect are all documentation of our personal histories for which we seek acknowledgment. Material objects are given life by the meaning we attach to them. With this bestowed power, inanimate objects participate as important decision makers in one’s life. Attachment with objects, specifically household items of utility, fascinates me. By creating... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/27

Under the Radar: Winnie Chan | Suzanne Dittenber | Young Eun Kang

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Winnie Chan – London & Exeter Suzanne Dittenber – Indiana Young Eun Kang –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/24

Portrait: Director Daniel Hug Gets Ready for the World’s Oldest Art Fair

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
 under the title “Daniel Hug, director of Art Cologne, on the Cologne art scene and the Germans’ passion for collecting.”    “Cologne wasn't cool when I got here—everyone wanted to go to Berlin,” Daniel Hug, the Managing Director for Art Cologne recalls. Yet this “uncool” city on the Rhine has a long and important history with art. Hug explains: Starting in the ’60s, Cologne was the art capital of Germany. The Cologne-based art collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig were collecting Pop Art... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 3/22


by The Artslant Team
Check out the Round 2 Juried Winners! Round 3 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.       ROUND 2 JURIED WINNERS:   PAINTING:   DEBORAH DRUICK, MY HEART IS A FLOWER,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Tea Strazicic

by Christian Petersen
Tea Strazicic is a Croatian new media artist currently based in Los Angeles. Much of her work is heavily influenced by Japanese popular culture but distorted through a tripped-out lens of western internet art youth culture. The cuteness of the Kawaii influences is generally offset by a subversive tension that is further explored in her more sculptural digital creations. Strazicic’s feverish visions collide slick digital surfaces with alien cyber organics and contemporary emoji culture. Her... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 3/22

Works Available for Purchase from the ArtSlant Prize Exhibition

    Works available from our ArtSlant Prize 2016 Exhibition are for sale through April at You can buy works from Brigitta Varadi, Tiffany Smith, Sterling Crispin, Bex Ilsley and Jinhee... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 3/21

Can Collecting Digital Art Make Museums More Competitive?

by Edo Dijksterhuis
Exactly one hundred years after Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings started Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich was once again the stage of an art revolution. This time it wasn’t Dada, however, but data. On February 13, 2016, The Museum of Digital Art opened its doors on the ground floor of the monumental Herdern Hochhaus. It’s the first physical and virtual museum dedicated to digital art in Europe. Worldwide, there are only a few institutions like it, most of them American. There is, of course, the pioneering... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 3/24