To experience the everyday as a stream of insatiable curiosities is the sort of feeling adults are supposed to outgrow, but some of us don’t know how to do that. Or we simply refuse it, because a world governed by the imagination is preferable to exterior social systems we didn’t design, but can only counteract […]Read more "It Can’t Be Helped: Daphne Fitzpatrick"
David Armstrong passed away on the morning of Oct. 26, 2014. I was waiting to board a ferry on Fire Island when I received the news from Justin. Looking around the Pines, I imagined Armstrong initiating a conversation with people waiting for the ferry, and composing something dignified and subversive with a camera. An internationally exhibited […]Read more "David Armstrong’s last show in New York"
Written and performed by Sacha Yanow, Silent Film was first seen at Danspace in New York City on December 6, 2013. Right from the start, this piece guided the audience on a brief tour of sexualized tropes in cinema, mixing well-known films with buried facts—all in just under twenty minutes. Yanow’s Silent Film is a […]Read more "Crossing the fog with Sacha Yanow"
Last Monday evening, Dec 9, 2013, friends old and new gathered at The Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD) for The Queen of Hearts, an exhibition of photographs by Quito Ziegler. Everybody knew each other, so it didn’t feel like a gallery but someone’s living room. Another transient space for this sort of merry […]Read more "Rare Birds and Wild Creatures: Quito Ziegler"
Beguiled is how I felt that first afternoon I spent with Touch Parade in 2012, at the Sculpture Center in New York. It is a priceless opportunity that living in New York affords: to see a work inhabit different spaces at different times. How an artist adapts an installation to an existing space conveys so […]Read more "Reading the liminal: A.K. Burns"
When Genesis Breyer P-Orridge speaks, it is always from the subjective plural. There never was much room for singularity in the GBP universe: their first collaborations were musical (bands); communistic art experiments; and the development of pandrogeny. But after Breyer P-Orridge’s late wife Lady Jaye “dropped her body”, the preferred pronoun is a relentless ‘we’. […]Read more "Intimately Fierce: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge"
Lehmann Maupin’s Chrystie Street gallery opened the 2011 fall season with Mickalene Thomas’ second solo show, More Than Everything, which was on view until October 29th. Thomas has been hyper-prolific, creating works in critical engagement with inquiries into gender, race, class and sexuality. Continue reading at the new online home of Flare Arts Journal…Read more "More Than Everything: Mickalene Thomas"