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Jakub Pasierkiewicz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Jakub Pasierkiewicz. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In my practice—be it photography, painting, or drawing—I try to recreate an idea which appears through thorough observation of the surrounding world. In other words, if we agree that vision is something abstract, something that is invisible and represents an individual need to self-express, then... [more]
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Under the Radar: Aneta Nowicka | Vasilisa Forbes | Marina Font

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. Aneta Nowicka – Warsaw ... [more]
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Occupy Museums Values Statement on #J20

by The Artslant Team
January 20th is not a day for business as usual. It is a day of reckoning: a day when we must step back stand together and acknowledge how far we have fallen from the values that we supposedly uphold as individuals, communities, and institutions. At the same time, however, we must recognize that this occasion is exactly business as usual in the United States of America. It would be naive to suggest that the advent of Fascism is representative of one man or one woman or one administration. This moment has finally landed following decades of Reaganomics. It landed after centuries of living in a house with a flaw... [more]
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Round 1 of the ArtSlant Prize IX Accepting Submissions Until Next Week

by The Artslant Team
The ArtSlant Prize supports emerging artists working in all media. We offer cash prizes and an exhibition to winners, with opportunities to sell and promote your work to our international network throughout the process. Each round of our prize is judged by a panel of three independent art professionals. In the past, these have included gallery owners and curators from some of the top galleries in the world, as well as renowned critics and artists. We are pleased to announce the opening of the ninth annual ArtSlant Prize! To Apply: c... [more]
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Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning Publish Comic in Last Push for Obama Clemency

by Joel Kuennen
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is perhaps best known for her project Stranger Visions, a dystopian romp into the world of cheap genetics technology and surveillance culture where she was able to create facial masks of New Yorkers from bits of gum and hair left by individuals on the streets. Unfamiliar? Read our interview with her from last year to catch up. Today, she released a comic, Suppressed Images, in collaboration with Army whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and illustrator Shoili Kanungo as one final push to gain clemency from out-going President Barack Obama. Manning has been reported to be on his cleme... [more]
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Jenyu Wang Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Jenyu Wang. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In retrospect, it feels as if I’ve been pushing EPs out there for years, all of them love songs. So far my message has been about sharing intense desires and their loss. What is an artist’s responsibility? Hmm. Always wondered if art and responsibility were compatible, or mutually exclusive. The supremely difficult chal... [more]
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Under the Radar: Ella Goerner | Matthew Penkala | Ben Pederson

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. Ella Goerner – Berlin ... [more]
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Rise Up, Nasty Women: Artists Respond to Trump

by Andrea Alessi
“Literally the day the election results were announced I started working on the exhibit,” says artist and curator Indira Cesarine. Next week, her Tribeca gallery, The Untitled Space, opens the exhibition UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, featuring work by 80 women-identifying artists addressing the social and political climate in America today. Cesarine wasn’t the only one sparked into immediate action. “Hello female artists/curators! Lets organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who's interested???” artist Roxanne Jackson posted on Facebook a few days later. She had no idea jus... [more]
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In Commanding Prints, Afro-Cuban Artist Belkis Ayón Unites Mythology and Cultural Critique

by Sola Agustsson
Nkame, a salutation that translates to “greeting” in the Abakuán language, welcomes Belkis Ayón’s first solo show in the United States to the Fowler museum. After Ayón’s death in 1999, the Afro-Cuban artist’s body of work was declared a patrimony by the Cuban government and was not allowed out of the country until recently. Ayón’s mysterious black-and-white prints appear as an obscure treasure that has just been uncovered, so it is fitting that her work be centered on the mythology of the Abakuá, an Afro-Cuban all-male secre... [more]
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Martina Menegon

by Christian Petersen
Martina Menegon is an Italian new media artist and educator currently based in Vienna, Austria. Her art explores “the instability and ephemerality of the human body as well as the alienation from physicality in today’s digital age, questioning the gap between real and virtual, flesh and data.” Menegon’s expression of these ideas range from uncanny scenes of endless, undulating fleshy figures to far more personal depictions of her own digitally distorted physical form. Her work reveals the ever-evolving relationship between all of us and the inescapable digital world, as w... [more]