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See Malick Sidibé’s Portraits the Way His Subjects Did in the 1960s

by Sola Agustsson
Malick Sidibé’s striking images of the Malian rock-and-roll scene have been widely exhibited, though rarely in the form he originally sold to his subjects. After late-night parties, guests would come to Sidibé’s photography studio to place orders for their portraits he’d taken earlier that evening. They did this, he claimed, partly because his studio had electricity, a luxury at the time. He often worked after hours developing chemises (French for “sleeves”)—small proof prints arranged in... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 4/5
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Shawné Michaelain Holloway

by Christian Petersen
Shawné Michaelain Holloway is a new media artist currently based in Chicago. Her deeply personal work, which often casts its unflinching lens onto the artist herself, boldly addresses the intersections of race, feminism, and sexuality in the internet age. She sees simply logging onto the internet as a political gesture that can be imbued with intentionality. Holloway asks important questions about our immersion and participation in a digital world that we all take for granted, but don’t... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/5
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Announcing the ArtSlant Prize IX Round 3 Jurors—Final Days to Apply!

by The Artslant Team
Round 3 closes Friday! 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. Check out the Jurors for this round below. Works available from our ArtSlant Prize 2016 Exhibition are for sale through April 30th at springbreakartfair.com. You can buy works from Brigitta Varadi, Tiffany Smith, Sterling Crispin, Bex Ilsley and Jinhee Park!   Round 3 Jurors: Miguel Leal Rios is the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/4
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Postcommodity’s Latest Installation Confronts Viewers with Fears at the U.S. Border

by Zachary Small
The darkness has long been a home for fear. Our avoidance of nighttime is instinctual, Darwinian. We cannot know what we cannot see. The formlessness of that unknown drives our imaginations to sculpt unnerving representations of evil. Demons, nightmares, and myths roam the night, serving as a mindful warning to children who would otherwise adventure into the darkness. Survival is a game best played in the light. But what happens when your only chance of survival is in the dark? When your... [more]
Posted by Zachary Small on 4/4
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Samantha Harvey Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I want my work to act as a bridge between political moments and the public discourse. Can this be addressed through a nonrepresentational rhetoric, one that punctures the art world bubble and into the mainstream? Seeking to present news and current issues through an emotive standpoint, whether or not the viewer agrees with my standpoint, it is important that a dialogue can be created and shared through an open discourse surrounding... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/3
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Under the Radar: Rana Siegel | Antonio Torrez Solis | Heui Tae Yoon

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Rana Siegel – Chicago Antonio Torrez Solis – San Francisco Heui Tae Yoon – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/1
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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
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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 springbreakartfair.com. You can buy works from Brigitta Varadi, Tiffany Smith, Sterling Crispin, Bex... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/29
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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
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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