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Dead Tired Of Being So Bloody Positive: PosterVirus Reflects AIDS Activism Now
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Dead Tired Of Being So Bloody Positive: PosterVirus Reflects AIDS Activism Now

In her essay “Legacies of Trauma, Legacies of Activism” in the collection Loss: The Politics of Mourning, Ann Cvetkovich reflects, “The AIDS crisis, like any other traumatic encounters with death, has challenged our strategies for remembering the dead, forcing the invention of new forms of mourning and commemoration. The same is true, I would argue, … Continue reading

Blow by Blow: ‘Like Smoke’ At Equity Gallery
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Blow by Blow: ‘Like Smoke’ At Equity Gallery

Like Smoke, on view now through December 4, 2016 at Equity Gallery, is a response to the perceived lack of institutional visibility for art about the queer experience without explicitly focusing on queer bodies and their erotic potential. Curated by Filthy Dreams’ contributor Osman Can Yerebakan, the exhibition is a sensitive and nuanced take on LGBTQ identity … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams Is A Recipient Of The 2016 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
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Filthy Dreams Is A Recipient Of The 2016 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? Do you feel a sudden urge to call a limo, grab the nearest bottle of champagne and make it rain? Well, us too, faithful readers, because I’m proud to announce that Filthy Dreams is a recipient of the 2016 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. I know…someone … Continue reading

You’re Invited To: Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant d’Amour’ Screening/Live Performance By PUBLIQuartet At ‘Like Smoke’
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You’re Invited To: Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant d’Amour’ Screening/Live Performance By PUBLIQuartet At ‘Like Smoke’

Co-Founder’s Note: Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? What’s that? You’re looking for something to do tomorrow night? Well, we, here at Filthy Dreams, have got you covered since our industrious intrepid contributor Osman Can Yerebakan is hosting a screening and performance tomorrow night (November 29th) at 6:30PM at Equity Gallery in conjunction with … Continue reading

Dennis Cooper’s Violations: A Conversation On Google’s Deletion Of DC’s Blog, GIF Novels and Censorship
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Dennis Cooper’s Violations: A Conversation On Google’s Deletion Of DC’s Blog, GIF Novels and Censorship

Most users don’t know that Google can delete your blog and email for the sole, vague reason of “violations of terms of service.” This nightmare scenario happened this June to one of Filthy Dreams’ favorite writers Dennis Cooper, erasing over a decade of content, email correspondence and a draft of his GIF novel Zac’s Freight Elevator.  Launched … Continue reading

Potentials of Queer Abstraction: “Read My Lips” at Knockdown Center
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Potentials of Queer Abstraction: “Read My Lips” at Knockdown Center

“In putting together a show about complicating visibility, it is necessary to acknowledge that there have been times when queer visibility was life or death. It also must be acknowledged that without violence against queer people — whether physical or the violence of mandating identity — it wouldn’t be necessary to have a conversation around … Continue reading