At Locust Projects, a Tale of Two Factories and Two Artists

by Neil Vazquez
As we seemingly find ourselves spectators to the acceleration of political and environmental decline, two Israeli artists, Rotem Tamir and Omri Zin, are targeting industrial factory processes in an exploratory, performative project. The husband-and-wife team are collaborating for the first time in at Locust Projects in Miami. The piece encompasses two independent, modular “factories,” each managed and operated by the respective artists. Tamir’s factory produces helium-filled latex balloons,... [more]
Posted by Neil Vazquez on 3/10

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sofía Córdova

by Christian Petersen
Sofía Córdova is a Puerto Rican multi-media artist and musician currently based in Oakland, California. Her work collides the sacred, mystical, and ancient with the disposable obsessions of our consumer age. These juxtapositions are not arbitrary, though; Córdova draws distinct lines between the ultra-traditional and the hyper-modern to tell a deeply engaging story mediated through the lens of a Puerto Rican artist living in the United States. Córdova frequently reflects on her Caribbean... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 3/8

They Had Whole Buildings For That (Now We Use Diapers)

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Only 90s kids would know. Only 80s kids would know. Only Gen-X or Y or Z-ers would know. Jon Rafman might know, but he also knows that prolepsis, anachronism, and non-location are more suitable benchmarks for this twisted ouroboros we’ve made of time. At Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles, the juxtaposition of immersive films by Rafman and Stan VanDerBeek, made decades apart, charts a rising threshold of popular vision that correlates to a kind of political decline—the history of cinema as... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 3/6

Deadline Extended - Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency, Paris

by The Artslant Team
   We’ve extended the deadline! The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris is now accepting applications for the June–July 2017 session until March 15th, Midnight UTC. Apply here. The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency in Paris provides the recipient with lodging for 2 months in an apartment in Paris, travel to and from Paris, and a $1000/month... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/3

Bex Ilsley Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Bex Ilsley received an ArtSlant Prize 2016 Honorable Mention. We’re presenting Bex’s work this week at SPRING/BREAK Art Show.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Something about what it’s like to always live one step removed from yourself. I experience this sensation of always watching myself while I perform the person I am. I had built this largish following on social media and the sensation became stronger. I started to try and embrace that sensation through... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/3

Facing the Black Mirror: Sean Fader’s Awesome Year

by Andrea Alessi
SPRING/BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant is exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In partnership this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring interviews with participating curators and artists, asking them... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 3/2

Last Call for Artwork! ArtSlant Prize IX Round 2 Closes Today, March 3!

by The Artslant Team
Round 2 ends March 3rd! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your profile and click enter contest. Don't have a profile yet? It’s quick and easy to sign up here. The ArtSlant Prize 2016 Exhibition opens February 28th at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, come meet us at New York's unique, curator-centric art fair! RSVP on... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/28

Meet Four Emerging Artists at VOLTA NY in These GalleryLOG Video Previews

by The Artslant Team
This year VOLTA NY celebrates its tenth season bringing a solo project focus to Armory Arts Week, with 96 galleries taking us on a deep dive into the work of emerging international talents. For a decade, VOLTA’s commitment to solo and duo presentations has given us a welcome chance to slow down and spend some time getting to know the exhibited artists. We’ll toast to that! Once again, in partnership with VOLTA NY and GalleryLOG, we’re pleased to share this glimpse into the work and minds of... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/24

Sterling Crispin: Begin at the End

by Joel Kuennen
  What does the end, The End, look like? Is it a transcendent experience like the religious and singularitarians believe? Will humans transform into iridescent angels of ethereal nature, timeless in their march towards oneness? Will the end look like an episode of The Walking Dead? Like an episode of Doomsday Preppers? Will the remnants of society scrabble together the few resources left to find baseline survival the underlying truth of excess? Does the end resemble a person sitting in a... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 2/26

Tiffany Smith: The Perpetual Tourist

by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina
  When Tiffany Smith enters a home, she looks at every item, searching for clues to reveal identity and personal history. She combs the space for intimate hints that work together to tell a story. Raised between Nassau, Bahamas, and Miami, Florida, by her Caribbean parents, Smith has put her faith in photography, using the camera to confront stereotypes about Caribbean culture and identity formation. While earning her BA in photography at the Savannah School of Art and Design, Smith... [more]
Posted by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina on 2/27