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The Artists and Engineers Transforming Pollution into Pigment

by Priyanka Sacheti
Last February, at St+art India’s open-air street art festival in Delhi’s Tughlakabad area, a work by prominent Indian street artist Daku caught my eye: the word “BREATHE” stretched in simple black letters across the length of a white wall. It was a nod to the fact that the noxious Delhi air makes it one of the most polluted cities in the world, but “breathe” also had more hopeful allusions: the work’s ink was abstracted from PM2.5 (particulate matter, a type of atmospheric pollution), the heavy... [more]
Posted by Priyanka Sacheti on 9/8
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Carrie Gates

by Christian Petersen
Carrie Gates is digital artist and VJ (video jockey) based in Saskatoon, Canada. She has been creating live video magic since the early 2000s. In her own words, she makes “sound-reactive 3D processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction and intrigue to any environment.” Gate’s wildly exciting visual performances are formed from eclectic video assets she creates using a variety of techniques. The... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 9/6
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Final Week to Apply to Round 7 of the ArtSlant Prize

by The Artslant Team
The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by ArtSlant.com. Up for grabs are exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our Amazon Art Sales Platform, and great exposure—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners.  To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu navicon in the upper right corner and select ArtSlant Prize. Check out the latest submissions from the ArtSlant Community on... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/6
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Scooter LaForge and the Aesthetics of Selfhood

by DARREN JONES
New York-based painter Scooter LaForge eschews the rites of passage predestined by the art world machinery of graduate programs, sanctioned residencies, and gallery hierarchy, in favor of an intuitive, exploratory approach. His decades-long career spans art, fashion and architecture—his ideas applied to canvas, clothing, buildings, and objects—and despite developing supportive networks and collaborations with ideological compatriots across these creative fields, he remains unattached to any one... [more]
Posted by DARREN JONES on 9/5
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The End of Modern Curating and Artists’ Revenge

by Edo Dijksterhuis
It’s a pastime amongst art nerds: comparing favorites of past Documentas. Johan Grimonprez’s 9/11-foreshadowing video essay pops up almost immediately as one of Documenta X’s highlights. Thinking of the eleventh edition of Kassel’s mega-show brings to mind Raymond Pettibon’s overwhelming installation of drawings and Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s appealingly awkward video works. The barque Romuald Hazoumé constructed out of jerrycans for Documenta 12, entitled Dream, had an immense impact—and the... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 9/1
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Under the Radar: Gwen Gerard | Keith O. Anderson | Sara Hupas

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Gwen Gerard – France Keith O. Anderson – New York Sara Hupas –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/2
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Printing Paris: The Route (Part 3)

by Shoshana Kessler
Paris: a Poem (1919), employing a combination of traditional and modern printing techniques. The blog will feature small essays following her research on the poem and Mirrlees as she resets this forgotten masterwork. This essay is Part 3 of “Printing Paris: The Route.” You can find the first and second parts of the route plus an introduction to Hope Mirrlees, “Paris: A Poem,” and Shoshana Kessler’s project here.   RUE DE BEAUNE (12) In the seventh book of Wordsworth’s The Prelude,... [more]
Posted by Shoshana Kessler on 8/30
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Under the Radar: Alphonso Dunn | Traci Mims | Gregory Eddi Jones

Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Alphonso Dunn – New Jersey Traci Mims – Orange Park, FL Gregory Eddi Jones –... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 8/24
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Jonathan Monaghan Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I think my films, sculptures, and prints offer an experience in which a range of familiar imagery interact in unexpected ways. The imagery I use comes from mass consumerism and pop culture, but also the history of western power and wealth. The absurd conflations I make with this imagery, like a unicorn in a Starbucks or a DirectTV dish on a Faberge Egg, is an attempt to uncover what is suppressed or hidden within these... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/28
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Portrait: The Art of Preservation with Harvard Conservation Scientist Narayan Khandekar

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
Freunde von Freunden. Think you know your colors? Red, orange, yellow, Yves Klein blue, even VantaBlack, perhaps? But how about Stuart Semple’s Pinkest Pink? Or the lost, forgotten, and rediscovered 17th-century lead-tin-antimony yellow? These are just a couple of examples from thousands of rare color pigments Narayan Khandekar works with in his role as Director of the Straus Center at Harvard Art Museums. When Khandekar isn’t digging up golden ochre from Australia’s Arnhem Land coast, he... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 8/25