Announcing the ArtSlant Prize IX Winners

by The Artslant Team
We are very excited to announce the ArtSlant Prize IX Winners. Thank you all the jurors from the ArtSlant Prize IX showcase and congratulations to all our juried winners! It is from this pool of juried winners that ArtSlant’s Editorial Board selected the ArtSlant Prize Winners. The ArtSlant Prize IX Exhibition will take place during Armory Week in New York at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, March 6–12, 2018, booth 2231. Purchase tickets for the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/12

What Makes Up the Parisian Mystique? Part One

by Ali Fitzgerald
  My gossamer vision of Paris, flimsy and informed by movies, comprises the following things: Douchebag Woody Allen characters who love the rain Floral perfumes Getrude Stein and her band of modernist cool kids Stylized, angry cats And Art Nouveau. As I was walking around the city (in the rain) I noted the lilting, romantic flourishes of Art Nouveau all around me. Some signs were from the late 19th century, while others were made to look like they were. Why... [more]
Posted by Ali Fitzgerald on 2/8

What’s Lost in the Art World’s Fixation on Price?

by Antonia Ward
. So goes our education in the alchemy of divining an artwork’s appeal, as delivered by one of the collectors featured in Nathaniel Kahn’s new documentary The Price of Everything. Through candid interviews with artists and industry specialists the film takes us on a pacey journey through the high end of the commercial art world. What does our current relationship with art, creativity, and the commercial structures we have built around them really say about our appreciation of value? With... [more]
Posted by Antonia Ward on 2/6

Peddling Patriarchy, Profiting from Pain: The Art World’s Funding Problem

by Andrea Alessi
In October 2017, and the New Yorker published penetrating articles linking the Sackler family, known to most as patrons of the arts, with the growing opioid crisis in America. The unsympathetic accounts described a family whose empire was built on the aggressive marketing of painkillers, particularly OxyContin; a family that has for decades gone out of their way to keep their name separate from the drug company, Purdue Pharma, and associated activities from which they derived their... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 2/5

Doraelia Ruiz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Wow this question, for me, is really loaded. As an artist I try my best to communicate my experience as a human being living in this time and age. I've done work about everything from heartbreak to social class to mass commercialization—you name it. In the end I always work from a place of passion. What might make me passionate today might make me apathetic tomorrow. My paintings can sometimes “die out” because I look at them and... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/4

Genevieve Goffman Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Genevieve Goffman.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I demonstrate how narratives both outline the path of and frequently propel the distribution of power. How dominant power structures parabolize history, co-opt memory, and distort perceptions of current events. I am mildly obsessed with charting how states or political movements use memorialization as tool to manipulate communal memory and weaponize emotions. On the flip side, I’m also committed to highlighting... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/29

Under the Radar: Emmanuel Monzon | Irina Raffo | FeiFan Zhang

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Emmanuel Monzon – Seattle Irina Raffo – Buenos Aires & Montevideo FeiFan Zhang –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/26

City of Lights, City of Fonts

by Ali Fitzgerald
 blog and visual diary created by ArtSlant’s Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Ali Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will explore France’s evolving visual relationship to propaganda, looking deeply at aesthetics of nationalism and politicized otherness. With sketches, writing, and graphic vignettes, she will document fonts, signage, and France's history of drawing as activism.    Over the last few years I’ve done comics about hungover bears, art zombies, and queer mermaids. See a particularly emo... [more]
Posted by Ali Fitzgerald on 1/29

A Dog in the Fight: The Exploitation of Animals in Art

We kill them, hunt them, destroy their habitats and communities, display them, wear, buy, use, and discard them. Occasionally we attempt to save them from what we've done. Animals are the original victims of helotry, oppressed and wherever possible forced into servitude in pursuit of humankind’s betterment. Our presumption of ownership, and mistreatment in the name of religious rituals, clothing, entertainment, or work is the eternal hallmark of our depravity. In the art world, animals, dead... [more]
Posted by DARREN JONES on 1/26

Lauren C. Sudbrink Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Lauren C. Sudbrink.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? As an artist, musician, and performer my work is concerned with the possibilities of social engagement. Drawing on my early work in photography, my practice seeks to examine and assert the notion that art is never passive or static, but a constellation of systems and processes that determine, affirm, and condition our experiences. On account of this, my work is always political and is concerned as much with... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/22