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Dona Nelson at Thomas Erben. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Slought sloughs its Foundation, Carl Marin rides the MTA, “Imaginary Reality” on the Main Line, opportunities and more!

News   Jennie Thwing, Nic Coviello and Tim Portlock are displaying the fruits of their recent Meyer Family awards at the Main Line Art Center’s Imaginary Reality this month.  Celebrating the creation of this new award (full name: the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art), the show opens April 1, and on the same day MLAC is open to applications for next year’s Meyer Family Award. Imaginary Reality not only caps off ten years for  Main Line Art Center’s Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition series, but it also coincides with the Center’s new Digital Media Programs. Theaster Gates has been invited to this year’s Culture Lab ... More » »

New work by Jim Houser from his Milan solo show. Photo courtesy of

News post – Moore’s Galleries get Mohawks, Jim Houser in Italy, Slought and n+1 take on “World Lite,” opportunities and more!

News   Updates from the busy studio of Erin Murray: she’s got new work up! Her latest is a suitably austere composition for these dark days of winter.  Somewhere between the Starbucks stranglehold and the glut of fashion brands thinly disguised as yoga studios, “world literature” has picked up its own reputation for being, of all things, commoditized, homogenized and overly feel-good. How did we come to this? The Slought Foundation is hosting “What’s Wrong With World Literature?”, a talk on January 30 with the editors of n+1 magazine, who put out “World Lite” last August and generated a staggering amount of criticism ... More » »

Still image from Soun-Gui Kim's "Beating the Market" installation.

Soun-Gui Kim in conversation with Cage, Derrida and Nancy

(Rachel’s post explores video artist Soun-Gui Kim’s new exhibit at Slought Foundation. Rachel also attended a discussion between Kim and art theorist Thierry de Duve, exploring the artist’s process, philosophies and influences. — the artblog editors) The monitors were turned on one by one. Two projectors. Four screens. Six sets of sounds. Soun-Gui Kim stood in the middle of the gallery, her left hand shielding her eyes, listening. From time to time she looked up, pointed up or down, then bowed her head as the volume was adjusted. When the sound satisfied her ears, she nodded enthusiastically, repeating the phrase, ... More » »

The unbearable heaviness of skin and bone: Switcher Sex at Slought

Osvaldo Romberg (left) and collector Lutz Teutloff at Slought Foundation, next to video In Bocca al Lupo, 2003, dvd by Patricia Piccinini, from the Teutloff Collection We got an invitation to meet German collector Lutz Teutloff and his wife Hannelore at Slought Foundation. Teutloff has collected 1,000 pieces of video and photographs focused on the human body. About 35 pieces from the collection are on view at Slought until Feb. 9, in the show Switcher Sex. This is the collection’s debut in a public stage. Teutloff Collection shipping crates at Slought put together like a table. We sat at an ... More » »

Candida Hofer in Philadelphia

Hofer between her assistants Victoria Lelandais Gandit (grey top to left of Hofer) and Alex Janta (on the right of Hofer, with black sweater), taken at Slought Foundation. Christine McMonagle is on the far left. Candida Hofer, the internationally known German artist acclaimed for her enormous photographs of architectural spaces, is here in Philadelphia until the 27th. What she’s doing here, how her visit came about and what she had to say to a class of art history students at the University of Pennsylvania are what this post is about.Why she’s here Hofer is in town for 10 days to ... More » »

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Fred Forest at Slought

installation shot, detail, of Fred Forest’s retrospective, Art and Society, at Slought. Fred Forest is a pretty interesting guy. He’s one of the terrific conceptual European artists who practically do not exist as far as American art history is concerned–except that’s not really totally true in the case of Forest, who had an installation, the Digital Street Corner, on the exterior wall of the Bass Museum for Art Basel Miami 2005. Forest, born in Algeria and living in France, has a retrospective exhibit, Art and Society, at Slought Foundation, a gallery conscientiously contributing to the globalization of American art history ... More » »