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Change The Way To Perceive And Change All Memory: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Spirituality In ‘Try To Altar Everything’
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Change The Way To Perceive And Change All Memory: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Spirituality In ‘Try To Altar Everything’

Spirituality is a curse word in the art world. Just mention spirituality and watch most curators run for the hills. Despite building elaborate white-walled shrines to worship art rather than omnipotent beings, much of the contemporary art world would like to conveniently forget that the centuries of art acting as devotional objects far surpass our current understanding of art as a commercial product for collectors. Continue reading

Filthy Dreams Invites You To: My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days
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Filthy Dreams Invites You To: My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days

Why hello there, dearest faithful Filthy Dreams readers! We’d like to officially invite you to our intrepid contributor Osman Can Yerebakan’s exhibition launch at AC Institute this Friday, April 29 from 7-9PM. What exhibition, you say? Oh I’m so glad you asked! My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days is an online exhibition featuring works by Daniel Temkin, … Continue reading

Different Within Difference: Honoring Our Genderqueer Role Models At Hilton Als’ ‘One Man Show: Holly, Candy, Bobbie and the Rest’
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Different Within Difference: Honoring Our Genderqueer Role Models At Hilton Als’ ‘One Man Show: Holly, Candy, Bobbie and the Rest’

In his book Role Models, our preeminent filth elder John Waters writes, “Explain what? A role model? Someone who has led a life even more explosive than mine, a person whose exaggerated fame or notoriety has made him or her somehow smarter and more glamorous than I could ever be? A personality frozen in an … Continue reading

Jerry Saltz, Policing Periods and James Franc-OH NO NOT AGAIN!
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Jerry Saltz, Policing Periods and James Franc-OH NO NOT AGAIN!

Almost exactly two years ago, actor, perpetual student, artist, writer and all-around Renaissance man James Franco unleashed a fury with his exhibition New Film Stills at blue-chip Pace Gallery by recreating Cindy Sherman’s iconic Pictures Generation exploration of femme fatales and gender performativity. What’s that, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? You tried hard to repress those images? … Continue reading

Parting Though I Absent Mourn: Cy Gavin’s Search For Kinship Through Bermuda’s Traumatic Histories
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Parting Though I Absent Mourn: Cy Gavin’s Search For Kinship Through Bermuda’s Traumatic Histories

Mirroring Hartman’s invocation of the ghosts of slavery to transform the present, Cy Gavin’s current exhibition At Heaven’s Command at Sargent’s Daughters enacts a similar personal and political pilgrimage. Rather than Ghana, Gavin’s vibrantly beautiful yet historically rich exhibition renders the results of tracing his own personal lineage to Bermuda. Continue reading

‘Why Are You Doing This To Me?’: Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad’s Diva Drama At Fales Library
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‘Why Are You Doing This To Me?’: Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad’s Diva Drama At Fales Library

“I have been perfectly reckless and foolish in return thinking…” fervidly cries Cathy–played by Julianne Moore–to her African American friend Raymond with whom she is on the brink of embarking on a forbidden relationship, upon witnessing her husband’s affair with a man in 1950s America in Far From Heaven. In his 2002 film, Todd Haynes revives those pastel-colored … Continue reading