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Announcing the Round 1 Jurors of the ArtSlant Prize IX

by The Artslant Team
We are pleased to announce the jurors for Round 1 of ArtSlant Prize IX: Jessica Bell Brown, Nora Khan, and Alexis Wilkinson. See below for more info. To Apply: click contest entry from your ArtSlant Profile or enter from your Contest tab on your account page. Submissions close on January 27th at Midnight ET. 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... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/24
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A Post-Industrial Snake in the Grass Sets the Tone for Art Los Angeles Contemporary

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Timing is everything. Given Western civilization’s current slide into a dangerous parody of itself, and its recent uncoupling from the postponed LA Art Book Fair and the now-defunct Paramount Ranch, the eighth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary looks to be energized by both crisp commerce and political dread, hopefully cut by signs of the optimism that is our West Coast birthright. When the fair opens this Thursday, the slippery exchange of capital will be obliquely manifested in the resurfacing of Timo Fahler and Rafa Esparza’s on-site installation A Post-Industrial Snake. The... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 1/24
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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]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/22
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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]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/23
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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]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/20
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Round 1 of the ArtSlant Prize IX Accepting Submissions

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]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/19
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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]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 1/17
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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]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/16
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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. Ella Goerner – Berlin Matthew Penkala – Los Angeles Ben Pederson – Brooklyn, NY ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs—come join the best online arts community today! ... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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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]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 1/13