Bigindicator

20171201095541-lrf_048

Intimate Debris: Nature, Industry, and the Body in the Photography of LaToya Ruby Frazier

by Jessica Lanay
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photography braids together the intimacies between landscape, industry, and the Black woman’s body. Impactful, private, and silver ensconced, her images reveal a sometimes wonderful and other times tragic interdependency. In two recent Pittsburgh exhibitions— at Silver Eye Center for Photography and On The Making Of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford at the August Wilson Center, a shared exhibition of photography by Frazier and Sandra Gould Ford—Frazier captures the... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 12/1
20171130155841-20171129003909-the_uncanniness_of_render_ghosts

5k in Prizes: Apply Now to the *Final* Round of the ArtSlant Prize IX

by The Artslant Team
  Round 9, THE FINAL ROUND, closes December 18th! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes and an exhibition in New York during Armory Week! To apply, sign in to artslant.com, click the menu icon on the top right and select ArtSlant Prize.   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... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/30
20171129135146-holzerabuse

#NotSurprised: What’s Next for the Fledgling Movement?

by Maya-Roisin Slater
You’ve likely seen it; you may have signed it—if you were fast enough. What started out as a group text between ten arts professionals in late October quickly turned into a letter signed by almost 9,500 individually verified people condemning power abuses in the field. The original group chat, started over WhatsApp in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations made against co-publisher Knight Landesman, swiftly grew to 124 members. And within 72 hours commiseration had turned into... [more]
Posted by Maya-Roisin Slater on 11/29
20171128140256-speculative-fetish-12

Faith Holland’s Speculative Fetishism and Digital Self-Care

by Olivia B. Murphy
“Best viewed without underwear,” reads the vinyl on the wall as you walk into the gallery. Below the text is a fishbowl full of what looks like other people’s underthings, left or “donated” to the exhibition. This is by no means a command, rather a “completely consensual suggestion,” says artist Faith Holland. Which is an apt descriptor of much of her show at TRANSFER Gallery in Bushwick. On the opposing wall is her recent collection, Queer Connections (2017). The installation is a punny... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/28
20171126173914-20170727125059-frank_rachel_01

Rachel Frank Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My work uses sculpture, video, and performance to explore the tensions between the natural world and the manmade. Mixing environmental theory, political activism, and research into natural history, my work makes connections between personal histories and contemporary issues concerning the natural world, extinction, and loss that we collectively face today. What is an artist’s responsibility? I personally think an artist has a... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/27
20171122093148-3390650192_f9f3c2e1c4_b

Beloved Sculptor Thaddeus Mosley on 91 Years of Carving His Own Path

by Jessica Lanay
Walking into Thaddeus Mosley’s studio is like entering a bestiary that has exploded from its pages. From three feet tall to scraping the ceiling of the workshop, the wooden bodies of Mosley’s sculptures radiate warmth and power as they cut through the air. Inspired by birds and the art of Brancusi, Mosley’s daring compositions arc into splendid, gravity-defying geometries. With works weighing as much as four hundred pounds, one wonders how this 91-year-old artist is still intimately engaging... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 11/22
20171120095419-20170909184954-still_life_in_black_with_melons

Art Golacki Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Since every one of us evolved from the very subjective perception of ever-changing phenomena called collectively a reality, I am in constant process of sharing my personal experience of that journey.  What is an artist’s responsibility? In my opinion, to translate what is indescribable.    Talking Trees 25, 2017, Photography   Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?  Self discovery, but I am... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/20
20171117154653-1_6000_3000_300dpi

The Trouble with “Neighbors”: Ai Weiwei, the Istanbul Biennial, and Forced Migration

by Danyel Ferrari
Last month Public Art Fund in New York opened Ai Weiwei’s citywide exhibition, . The project entails steel, fence-like architectural interventions and large-scale banners depicting photographs of Syrian refugees from the artist’s time in Lesbos, Greece. The exhibition is not alone in its use of domestic language to address global issues of mass forced migration. The 15th Istanbul Biennial, which concluded last week and was curated by Danish-Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, took the... [more]
Posted by Danyel Ferrari on 11/18
20171116153944-20171031200101-consent_is_asking_every_time_condom

Under the Radar: Genevieve Goffman | Katrina Majkut | Sheelah Mahalath Bewley

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Genevieve Goffman – Portland, OR Katrina Majkut – Brooklyn Sheelah Mahalath Bewley –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/18
20171115155936-wrong

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: The Wrong Edition

by Christian Petersen
The Wrong is a decentralized biennial exhibition, the largest of its kind, dedicated to contemporary digital art and culture. Now in its third edition, simply titled , The Wrong features a tremendous number of curated exhibitions, projects, and events—both online (in “pavilions”) and off (in “embassies”). Because of the sheer magnitude of content, tackling the biennial can be an overwhelming prospect, even for the initiated. For this week’s Wednesday Web Art column, we’re easing you into the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/15