Can Alice Neel And Hilton Als Teach The Art World About Representation?
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Can Alice Neel And Hilton Als Teach The Art World About Representation?

An unintentional side effect of the recent uproar over the inclusion of Dana Schutz’s Open Casket in the Whitney Biennial is it raised important if seemingly self-explanatory questions about how white artists should ethically represent people of color and their experiences. And no, I’m not praising its ill-conceived inclusion as “opening a conversation.” I’m sure … Continue reading

Daddy’s Not-So Little Life: Preserving The Queer Southern Experience In The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett
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Daddy’s Not-So Little Life: Preserving The Queer Southern Experience In The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

How do you measure a life? Through jars full of trash gathered during trips to Bourbon Street, Rodeo Drive and the King’s mecca, Graceland? Through a smattering of graveyard dirt collected from the graves of loved ones? Through precisely written tags on toothbrushes and assorted tchotchkes, saved for decades? Through a 585-page inventory? Well, according … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s Guide To Every Response You’ll Ever Need For The Dana Schutz-Storm
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Filthy Dreams’s Guide To Every Response You’ll Ever Need For The Dana Schutz-Storm

Despite being hailed as the most “diverse” Whitney Biennal yet, the most famous works to captivate the nation’s attention managed to continue to be white artists and their struggle. We’re speaking, of course, about Jordan Wolfson’s Real Violence (2017) and Dana Schutz’s Open Casket (2016)–two shocking portrayals of sensationalized violence that centralized white suffering in … Continue reading

Gay Shame Is In Fashion At Bjarne Melgaard’s “The Casual Pleasure Of Disappointment”
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Gay Shame Is In Fashion At Bjarne Melgaard’s “The Casual Pleasure Of Disappointment”

You can’t argue with the immediate shock of a video depicting a burning rainbow flag. Or, for that matter, a sign that reads “Never Trust A Gay Man” and “Every Gay Man Is A Disappointment,” which echoes a self-loathing but (at least I read) tongue-in-cheek sentiment aired by Milo Yiannopoulos on Real Time With Bill Maher … Continue reading