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Keith O. Anderson Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send 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 Keith O. Anderson.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? My attempt is to rewrite these familiar objects with new meaning and currency. What is an artist’s responsibility? To delve inward, outward, on a perilous journey, resurfacing to illuminate all that one has discovered, to solely bring attention to a higher purpose.   I brought a... [more]
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Under the Radar: Ryan Kearney | Jesse Chun | Aggie Toppins

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. Ryan Kearney –... [more]
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Ways of Seeing Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”

by Sally Deskins
“My lifelong goal has been to overcome the erasure that has eclipsed the contributions of so many women,” said Judy Chicago on the occasion of two new exhibitions examining the production of her best-known work, The Dinner Party. These exhibitions, currently at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum, uniquely present the seminal artwork in a now unfamiliar way, recalling the authentic grit of the feminist process, and the inclusive approach of its complete original installation design. Some feminists have argued enough ink has been... [more]
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Naomi Cook

by Christian Petersen
Montreal-based multi-media artist Naomi Cook says her work has grown out of an interest in “engravings, sound, and visual representations of data.” Her eclectic work represents a true integration of traditional techniques with modern thinking and concepts. Midi Sketches, a series in which Cook digitally scans her drawings and converts them to sound, is but one clear example of this fusion. Her incorporation of multiple mediums into her projects is mirrored by the diversity of her subject matter. These range from interrogating the impact of architecture and surveillance on one... [more]
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Refugee Artists Take Control of Their Representation in a New Exhibition

by Claudia Arozqueta and Rodrigo Azaola
“A piece of hell,” is how one refugee, stranded in legal limbo on the isolated Pacific island of Nauru, describes the situation. It’s a mild epithet for the ordeal that asylum seekers endure to achieve their right to not be persecuted or annihilated. Not since the Second World War has there been such a massive number of displaced people—the number is currently larger than the entire population of the United Kingdom. But we seldom hear or see these people individually, and even less often without mediation or intervention from a third party. The Invisible,... [more]
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Aimee Gilmore Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send 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 Aimee Gilmore.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? Even now while reflecting back, it is almost impossible to comprehend growing a human life inside me. Carrying her. Nurturing her. Protecting her. My body acclimated; my skin stretched, my womb expanded, my bones strengthened, my mind prepared. What you can only know after is that you will never actually be... [more]
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Under the Radar: Patricia Fietta | Anne Cecile Surga | Danielle Brensinger

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. Patricia Fietta – New... [more]
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Director Mariano Pensotti Talks Radical Theater 100 Years After the Russian Revolution

by Olga Stefan
As we approach the 100-year anniversary of the October Revolution next month, we should consider the legacy of this event and its importance in light of our contemporary social ills. The mass majority of the world finds itself living under conditions that have historically led to revolution: generalized injustice and inequality, economic instability, war, and disconnect between those in power and the people.  A universal discontent is currently expressed through the politics of resistance: mass protests on the streets and on social media, symbolic gestures like sit-ins and... [more]
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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 potential. It provides an opportunity for awardees to explore the cultural... [more]
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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 blocks from one another on the Upper East Side, share a critical outlook. Enlisting... [more]
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Larry Madrigal Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send 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 Larry Madrigal.   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... [more]
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Under the Radar: Julia San Martin | Zena Blackwell | Mary Jones

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. Julia San Martin – New... [more]
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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 modern capitalist world, including her most frequent subject matter: consumer culture and its... [more]
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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, Paris (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 now open through October 31. Apply... [more]
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Derek Weisberg Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send 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 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... [more]
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Under the Radar: Patricia Fairon | Magdalen Chua | Jade Fenu

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. Patricia Fairon – Buenos... [more]
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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 The End of eating Everything (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 that of musician and producer Santigold, whose songs had blessed... [more]
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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, Intimate Justice in the Stolen Moment, is a visual dialogue that speaks to ideas of race, gender, pleasure, escapism, and creating monuments for the Black femme in history. Jackson’s photography is not only a questioning of what it... [more]
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Santina Amato Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send 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 Santina Amato.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am wanting to capture the delight in things I felt as a child: the absolute thrill of watching things transform, move, grow, change. I grew up in an Italian immigrant household in Australia and participated in the process of cooking for the family with my mother. Watching her make dough was one of my... [more]
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Andrea Crespo’s Latest Film Unpacks Dangerous Misrepresentations of Autism

by Vanessa Gravenor
[intensifies], Andrea Crespo’s video installation, which opened at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler during Berlin Art Week, runs for one hour. It has a linear plotline, with silent dialogue written over the image. The aesthetics are sparse; the film flickers through still shots of institutional interiors, revealing an interrogation in which the minds and bodies of people with autism are charted and managed by the State. In the gallery, the artist emphasizes this bodily control with clinical and military sensibilities, installing a site-specific graph of a five-step anxiety scale,... [more]
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