Archive for January, 2020

FT on a true icon, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

IN 2017, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Since then, P-Orridge has slowly transformed h/er Instagram (@pandrogyne) into an astonishing living museum of ... | Read More

February 2020

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Tausif Noor on “Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011”

THIS PAST OCTOBER, Mohammed Okab stood before a tribunal at Twelve Gates Arts in Philadelphia and presented a painting he had made of an arched entryway at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad. ... | Read More

Paul P.

Paul P.’s “Slim Volume” at Queer Thoughts was finely tailored, with an insistence upon grace. The show’s oil paintings, illustrations, two collages, and lone sculpture did not overwhelm the tiny exhibition ... | Read More

Annie Dorsen

Annie Dorsen is a writer and director for performance. Her most recent project, Infinite Sun, is an algorithmic sound installation that was commissioned for the 2019 Sharjah Biennial. Previous performance ... | Read More

Nicole Cherubini

No single word suffices. To describe Nicole Cherubini’s sculptures as “urns” connotes antiquity’s lost grandeur, archaeological recovery, or the ashes of the departed. To call them “pots” implies ... | Read More

KAELEN WILSON-GOLDIE ON RAYYANE TABET

TWO COLOSSAL STONE BEASTS guard the archway over the threshold of gallery 401, on the second floor of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, just south of the grand balcony overlooking the architectural ... | Read More

“In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity”

Recently, my five-year-old asked, “What is an ancestor?” This triggered a crisis of middle-aged forgetting. I have no memory of not knowing about slavery, so how little could I possibly have been when ... | Read More

SIMONE WHITE ON THE ART OF POPE.L

POPE.L WALKS INTO A ROOM. Hair looks good. Everybody knows Pope.L’s hair be looking dry and wild but maybe Pope.L’s supposed to be unkempt. Pope.L walks right up to me, has something to say important, ... | Read More

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith’s oeuvre slips easily into this American life. Using language and literature, toys and glamour, ads and junk shop finds, Smith descends from the droll end of West Coast Conceptualism. She ... | Read More
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