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Larry Madrigal Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am definitely not trying to communicate an explicit message per se. But on a subconscious level, there are some elements in my work that are a direct link my worldview. My interests in portraits comes from a fundamental idea of transcendent dignity within individuals. You could say that I’m trying to make a statement about our importance as humans, and that we actually universally matter. Capturing the likeness of a person is... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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“It’s Just Art”: Adrian Piper and Rosemarie Trockel Question Art’s Ability to Affect Change

by Osman Can Yerebakan
A New York City native, Adrian Piper now lives in Berlin after her refusal to return to the States following her inclusion on a TSA “suspicious traveler” watch list in 2008; Rosemarie Trockel has lived in Germany her entire life. Cursory research suggests the artists’ affiliation goes little beyond a handful of group exhibitions they were featured in together. Despite the ostensive differences in their backgrounds and artistic practices, their current New York solo exhibitions, located a few... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 10/9
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Our Paris Residency Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2018 Term

by The Artslant Team
We are now accepting applications for the February–March 2018 Paris residency. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency was established in memory of ArtSlant's Founder who passed away December 8th, 2012. Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in artists and writers, and had a deep connection with the city of Paris.  The Residency selects artists and writers who critically engage with the city of Paris, its history and its... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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Under the Radar: Julia San Martin | Zena Blackwell | Mary Jones

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Julia San Martin – New York Zena Blackwell – Cardiff Mary Jones –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/9
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Katie Torn

by Christian Petersen
New York-based new media artist Katie Torn makes work suspended in limbo somewhere between our physical and digital realities, as she seamlessly synthesizes filmed or photographed sculptural objects with digitally generated forms. There is strange alchemy at work in Torn’s aesthetic, which fuses disposable cultural touchstones of the 80s and 90s with complex, surrealist compositions and ideas. Her work is simultaneously joyful and solemn, perfectly reflecting her love/hate relationship with the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 10/4
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Derek Weisberg Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Derek Weisberg.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? We are all here with a limited time and capacity and we all exist with the knowledge that one day that bell will ring and our last breath will expire. How do we operate and move though life knowing this? With this awareness, how do we strive toward achievements and growth on all levels of our being? How do we move though “the mud,” as Beckett says, or “the funk of life,” as Dr. Cornell West calls it? And, how do we... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/2
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Reprinting the Poem That Kindled a Modernist Tradition

by The Artslant Team
Our Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Shoshana Kessler, read Hope Mirrlees’ modernist poem,  (1919) as a .pdf in university but wanted to hold the out-of-print work in her hand. So she spent an inspired two months in Paris this summer re-printing the modernist masterpiece. These four essays from her project “Printing Paris” chronicle her experience. Enrollment for the Winter 2018 Paris Residency is... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/2
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Under the Radar: Patricia Fairon | Magdalen Chua | Jade Fenu

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Patricia Fairon – Buenos Aires Magdalen Chua – Leipzig Jade Fenu –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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On Art and Music’s Enduring Love Affair and the Practice of Solange

by Tempestt Hazel
I remember being the only person in the screening room at the Block Museum as I watched (2013), the first piece that greeted me at the entrance of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The animation looped almost two complete times before anyone else joined me in the room. During the first loop, I squinted at the image until I realized that the beautiful head from which these living-locks or tentacles were growing, the head attached to this swelling, insatiable creature’s body was... [more]
Posted by Tempestt Hazel on 9/27
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Ayana V. Jackson’s Photographs Are Monuments to History’s Unmemorialized Black Women

by Jessica Lanay
Ayana Velissia Jackson is a photographer and video artist who makes amendments to a traditionally one-sided history of race and gender in photography. In her practice, Jackson positions her body as subject in order to create a new time/space in which she may interrogate tropes of the Black body in photography. Her recent Cape Town exhibition at Gallery MOMO, , is a visual dialogue that speaks to ideas of race, gender, pleasure, escapism, and creating monuments for the Black femme in history.... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 9/25