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Apply to The ArtSlant Prize for Your Chance at an Exhibition and $5K in Prizes!

by The Artslant Team
  Round 5 of The ArtSlant Prize IX is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, click the menu icon in the upper right, sign in and click ArtSlant Prize. You can also apply by going to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Round 5 closes June 23, 2017.   The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/14
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David Hannon Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
 David Hannon.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am exploring the role of fantasy in queerness and perversions of the body. The interiors I create are a disorienting place that reveals the horror of the everyday. In my most recent performance, Mantle, I made an immersive installation and embedded myself in a flat and then interacted with the audience to help me bring an oversize necklace back into a constructed domestic interior where the necklace unsettlingly... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/12
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Eva Papamargariti

by Christian Petersen
Originally from Greece and based in London, Eva Papamargariti reflects and analyzes the rapidly transforming relationships between “material and immaterial” matter in our new digital world. Papamargariti’s work contains complex visual (and often audio) collages in which impossible organic forms constantly evolve, mutate, and entwine. No matter how utterly alien her work can seem, it retains consistent feelings of a deep human familiarity—which only adds to its uncanny sensibilities. Lurking... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 6/7
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Art World Irreverence Meets Cultural Politics in AVAF’s Self-Appropriating “Re-Transpective”

by Neil Vazquez
Eli Sudbrack isn’t your typical art world denizen. One half of the collective assume vivid astro focus (or AVAF for short), the Brazilian-born Sudbrack currently splits his time between New York and his adopted hometown of São Paulo, where he crafts work at the intersection of pop culture, queer, and net aesthetics, all with an anti-establishment sensibility. Art world punk rockers, assume vivid astro focus have collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons,... [more]
Posted by Neil Vazquez on 6/9
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Accepting Submissions: Round 5 of the ArtSlant Prize

by The Artslant Team
  Round 5 is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, click the menu icon in the upper right, sign in and click ArtSlant Prize. You can also aply by going to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Round 5 closes June 23th, 2017.   The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Heather Rasmussen Offers a Contemporary Feminine Take on Early Surrealist Tropes

by Sola Agustsson
Heather Rasmussen’s began with her recreating three iconic pieces by surrealists Hans Breder, Rene Magritte, and Ujj Zsuzsi. In these “recitations,” Rasmussen arranged her own body among objects and possessions familiar to these surrealists to create studies in the form of three Polaroids. The “choreography” of these three studies opened up new modes of working for Rasmussen, who is also a dancer. In the process of remaking these artworks, Rasmussen was able to imagine the new series of... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 6/5
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A Body in Crisis: Can the Aesthetics of Horror Embody Fear?

by Stephanie Cristello
The affliction of horror is an experience both embodied and detached. White washes over your face, the blood rushes from your cheeks toward more essential functions. Capillaries constrict, drawing what they can spare. Your body hollows. Fear is rooted in uncertainty, but its sensation is a bodily affliction as much as a mental one. Entire markets have been built on its replication, assimilation, and distribution. To feel horror is unbearable, but to experience its aesthetized and familiar... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 6/6
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Liz Robb Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Currently I’m creating a new collection of work inspired by the colors, textures, history, and life in desert landscapes. It relates the desert’s dryness, distinct palette, openness, transparency, and unknowability, using techniques of reflection, obscuring, and suspension of movement. Attempts to reason about the defined but seemingly empty space are organically accomplished through the generation of a familiar grid. After doing... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Under the Radar: Shweta Sharma | Lindsay Ellary | Caroline Haydon

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Shweta Sharma – Mumbai Lindsay Ellary – Dallas Caroline Haydon – Los... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/5
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Simon Birch’s 14th Factory Mirrors the Decline of Globalization

by Joel Kuennen
As the European Union signals its distancing from a seven-decade transatlantic alliance, as the United States joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only other nations to demure from the Paris Climate Agreement, as a realignment of global hegemonies occurs before our eyes, there is no better time to reflect on the narrative of globalization. , a warehouse-sized installation currently open in Los Angeles, is the culmination of a life’s work for Simon Birch. A Brit, transplanted to Hong Kong for the... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/31