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What Can We Learn from Art Boycotts Today?

by Minh Nguyen
When Manifesta, the roving biennial of European contemporary art, based its 10th iteration in Saint Petersburg, Russia, it sparked a wildfire of protests. This was 2014, and opposition to the relationship between the biennial and the cultural core of Russia was robust and complicated. Protesters objected to an administrative body responsible for repressive laws, enacted by Putin, that criminalized the LGBT community, the suppression of activists and dissenters, the annexation of Crimea, and so... [more]
Posted by Minh Nguyen on 6/19
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Denise Treizman Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
 Denise Treizman.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Using materials that we encounter in our everyday life, I am trying to make the viewer shift his perspective, even if for a short moment in time. I am hoping I can open a door that encourages the audience to see things in a different way and appreciate the beauty embedded in simple gestures and materials. I want to challenge their preconceived perceptions about what can and cannot be considered an artwork, as well... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/19
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Under the Radar: Romily Alice Walden | Dain Mergenthaler | Katya Grokhovsky

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Romily Alice Walden – London / Berlin Dain Mergenthaler – Brooklyn Katya Grokhovsky –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/16
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40 Years On, Skulptur Projekte Münster Keeps Troubling the Idea of “Public Space”

by Benjamin Busch
Distinct from the droves of international biennales and triennials birthed in recent decades, the Skulptur Projekte Münster (Sculpture Projects Münster) sets itself apart as an unparalleled cultural moment once every 10 years that places strong emphasis on site-specificity and encourages long-term artistic study. The decennial’s first edition in 1977, curated by Klaus Bussmann and Kasper König, sparked controversy by radically implanting works of renowned sculptors in Münster’s conservative... [more]
Posted by Benjamin Busch on 6/15
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Apply to The ArtSlant Prize for Your Chance at an Exhibition and $5K in Prizes!

by The Artslant Team
  Round 5 of The ArtSlant Prize IX is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, click the menu icon in the upper right, sign in and click ArtSlant Prize. You can also apply by going to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Round 5 closes June 23, 2017.   The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/14
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David Hannon Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
 David Hannon.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am exploring the role of fantasy in queerness and perversions of the body. The interiors I create are a disorienting place that reveals the horror of the everyday. In my most recent performance, Mantle, I made an immersive installation and embedded myself in a flat and then interacted with the audience to help me bring an oversize necklace back into a constructed domestic interior where the necklace unsettlingly... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/12
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Eva Papamargariti

by Christian Petersen
Originally from Greece and based in London, Eva Papamargariti reflects and analyzes the rapidly transforming relationships between “material and immaterial” matter in our new digital world. Papamargariti’s work contains complex visual (and often audio) collages in which impossible organic forms constantly evolve, mutate, and entwine. No matter how utterly alien her work can seem, it retains consistent feelings of a deep human familiarity—which only adds to its uncanny sensibilities. Lurking... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 6/7
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Art World Irreverence Meets Cultural Politics in AVAF’s Self-Appropriating “Re-Transpective”

by Neil Vazquez
Eli Sudbrack isn’t your typical art world denizen. One half of the collective assume vivid astro focus (or AVAF for short), the Brazilian-born Sudbrack currently splits his time between New York and his adopted hometown of São Paulo, where he crafts work at the intersection of pop culture, queer, and net aesthetics, all with an anti-establishment sensibility. Art world punk rockers, assume vivid astro focus have collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons,... [more]
Posted by Neil Vazquez on 6/9
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Accepting Submissions: Round 5 of the ArtSlant Prize

by The Artslant Team
  Round 5 is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, click the menu icon in the upper right, sign in and click ArtSlant Prize. You can also aply by going to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Round 5 closes June 23th, 2017.   The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Heather Rasmussen Offers a Contemporary Feminine Take on Early Surrealist Tropes

by Sola Agustsson
Heather Rasmussen’s began with her recreating three iconic pieces by surrealists Hans Breder, Rene Magritte, and Ujj Zsuzsi. In these “recitations,” Rasmussen arranged her own body among objects and possessions familiar to these surrealists to create studies in the form of three Polaroids. The “choreography” of these three studies opened up new modes of working for Rasmussen, who is also a dancer. In the process of remaking these artworks, Rasmussen was able to imagine the new series of... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 6/5