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Toxicity through Proximity: The Wonderful Filth of a Queer Group Show

“The New Museum presents “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” a major exhibition investigating gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists who explore gender beyond the binary to usher in […]

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Sotheby’s Rocks Monday!

The Upper East Side’s premiere auction house put on quite an opening night extravaganza on September 25th… including performances! The evening’s focused highlight was an exhibition of the works of California Sculptor Robert Graham, new to me and totally intriguing. Then to the collection of iconic American playwright Edward Albee, […]

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The Importance of Digital Detox

by Katie Cercone Although the science of how digital technology impacts human behavior is in its nascent stages, what research there is consistently churns out new statistics indicating technology has unforeseen and underestimated negative impacts on our lives. A summary of the most recent scientific evidence includes: 61% of people […]

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10 Organizations Helping Artists Build Community

  BEAT Global www.beatglobal.org BEAT Global bridges the gap between arts and education by engaging and inspiring youth to create a culture of respect, collaboration, and freedom of expression. BEAT Global offers young people a platform to discover and express themselves without fear of judgment. Through a “cypher” based pedagogy, […]

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Katie Cercone is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, yogi and spiritual leader. Cercone has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Dallas Contemporary and C24 Gallery. She has published critical writing in ART PAPERS, White Hot, Posture, Brooklyn Rail, Hysteria, Bitch Magazine, REVOLT, Utne Reader and N.Paradoxa. She is co-leader of the queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops and creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS Urban Mystery Skool. Cercone was a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow for the U.S.-Japan Exchange Program in Tokyo. Follow her on instagram @0r__Nah

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GLORIFIED DEFORMITY: REI KAWAKUBO’S ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN

Visitors walk into a stark white labyrinth. Niches are seamlessly carved from the sweeping arch of towering forms, platforms elevated high above, and others seem to float in an endless expanse. This brightly lit edifice is the stage for Rei Kawakubo’s “The Art of The In-Between”, at The Metropolitan Museum […]

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U2’s 30th Anniversary of “The Joshua Tree”

“The Joshua Tree” by U2 and their 30th Anniversary Tour has special meaning to me—it was 1987 when U2 led me to an obscure place to find my true expression. U2 created music that spared suffering souls and longing hearts with raging energy that consoled not only twenty year olds, but […]

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A PUBLIC CERVIX ANNOUNCEMENT TO YUNG QUEERS:

We hereby apologize, on behalf of the collective formerly known as Go! Push Pops, for what we now recognize as an utter failure to live up to our own intersectional politics (as a queer, radical, transnational feminist collective) amounting to what could hardly be described as a “career.” At best […]

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Go! Push Pops are a queer, transnational, radical feminist collective under the direction of Elisa Garcia de la Huerta (b. 1983 Santiago, Chile) and Katie Cercone (b. 1984 Santa Rosa, CA). The Push Pops formed in 2010 at the School of Visual Art. The Push Pops have shown their interactive multi-media sculptures and performances in free public art festivals and Fine Art galleries throughout the greater metropolitan area including at The Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, Bronx Museum, Czech Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, C24 Gallery, Momenta Art, Apexart, White Box and Grace Exhibition Space. Their work has been featured in Interview, MILK, DAZED, ART 21, Paper, Huffington Post, Japan Times, ArtFagCity, Posture, Slutist, QUARTZ, Brooklyn Paper, Revolt Magazine, BOMBLog, ARTNet TV, N.Paradoxa, Bronx Net TV and Catchfire Berlin. Go! Push Pops was awarded the Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice in 2014.

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EAT BLOODY PUSSY

EAT BLOODY PUSSY, created and directed by Fitch Ball in character as “Blood Pussy,” is a queer feminist art project and zine with a live showcase that happened Saturday July 29, 2017 at Studio X in Bushwick. The evening length show featured juicy live performances and work in a variety […]

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The Modernity of the Whitney

The art world is vibrant. New artists rise to fame, already famous artists achieve record sales. Artworks find new owners, and sometimes disappear from the public view until the next auction. Museums invent ever-new occasions to show their collections or works from around the world, and occasionally offer studio-like opportunities […]

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WHY I HAD TO TAKE A SHIT ON PIPILOTTI RIST’S PIXEL FORREST

No offence to Ms. Rist, her recent 30-year survey at the New Museum Pixel Forrest is highly deserving of all the praise and accolades. Amidst the post-election mayhem, nearly every artist I know made a pilgrimage to see the show. It was like that song you knew because it rang […]

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Le Conversazioni: Films of My Life

by Laurence Hoffmann Le Conversazioni, a public conversation between visual artist Francesco Clemente and writer Jay McInerney with moderator Antonio Monda was an intimate affair for many reasons. Antonio Monda’s exquisite introduction honored the recent passing of Jonathan Demme.  An excerpt from Philadelphia (1993) shows Tom Hanks, in the final stages of […]

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Interview with Whitney Director Adam Weinberg

Interview by Katie Cercone with additional questions from Linda DiGusta, Laurence Hoffmann, Scotto Mycklebust & Randee Silv KC: You are considered an innovator in terms of your contributions to the field of museum education, what do you have planned for the new Whitney? AW: First of all we have very […]

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Katie Cercone is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, yogi and spiritual leader. Cercone has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Dallas Contemporary and C24 Gallery. She has published critical writing in ART PAPERS, White Hot, Posture, Brooklyn Rail, Hysteria, Bitch Magazine, REVOLT, Utne Reader and N.Paradoxa. She is co-leader of the queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops and creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS Urban Mystery Skool. Cercone was a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow for the U.S.-Japan Exchange Program in Tokyo. Follow her on instagram @0r__Nah

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A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain at Carnegie Hall

Jimmy Webb rose to the heights of super stardom in Los Angeles in the late 60s, penning such classics as “MacArthur Park” made famous by Irish actor Richard Harris, “Up Up And Away” by The Fifth Dimension and of course “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston” sung by Glen Campbell – the […]

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Shimmering Sound of Silence

Shimmering Sound of Silence Lotte Karlsen’s NYC Solo Exhibition Thursday September 8 – 24th at Studio 511 West Chelsea Arts Building, 526 West 26th St. New York, NY by Katie Cercone This month at Studio 511, the small project space opened its doors for Norwegian artist Lotte Karlsen’s site specific […]

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Katie Cercone is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, yogi and spiritual leader. Cercone has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Dallas Contemporary and C24 Gallery. She has published critical writing in ART PAPERS, White Hot, Posture, Brooklyn Rail, Hysteria, Bitch Magazine, REVOLT, Utne Reader and N.Paradoxa. She is co-leader of the queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops and creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS Urban Mystery Skool. Cercone was a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow for the U.S.-Japan Exchange Program in Tokyo. Follow her on instagram @0r__Nah and learn more at KatieCercon.com

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How Many Zines Can You Make About the Artistic Uses of Period Blood & Underarm Hair?

Interview by Katie Cercone   Nestled inside the pastel green Mermaid Laundromat at the corner of Maria Hernandez Park is the TROLL HOLE, Bushwick’s pro-intersectional, queer, sex-positive zine shop and activist space. A “REFUGESS WELCOME” sign peeps out above the vinyl TROLL HOLE signage to bustling Knickerbocker avenue. An intimate […]

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Katie Cercone is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, yogi and spiritual leader. Cercone has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Dallas Contemporary and C24 Gallery. She has published critical writing in ART PAPERS, White Hot, Posture, Brooklyn Rail, Hysteria, Bitch Magazine, REVOLT, Utne Reader and N.Paradoxa. She is co-leader of the queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops and creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS Urban Mystery Skool. Cercone was a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow for the U.S.-Japan Exchange Program in Tokyo. Follow her on instagram @0r__Nah and learn more at KatieCercon.com

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“Silence” by Martin Scorsese, with Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson (2016)

It is not the journey, but the spiritual quest, not the words of the missionaries, but the silence of God around which develops the narrative of “Silence.” More than a film, it is a reflection on the very essence of the credo. It is a film which is not about […]

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Bedford Babylon

Remember those late-night pizza parties at Emilio’s in the Village? The East Village gallery scene? Concerts at the Academy of Music? New Yorkers love to talk about the good/bad old days and bemoan the fate of their neighborhoods, their unique residents and local businesses. Lovers of SoHo’s late art scene […]

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Thought Experiment and the Future of Politics

Thought Experiment is a very noble method used since the beginning of civilization to explore new situations without necessarily endangering one’s life and with the purpose of realizing some form of progress. It has been applied mostly to scientific and to philosophical investigations. The main characteristic of the method is […]

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Brandon Ross Music in Essence

AN INTERVIEW WITH LAURENCE HOFFMANN LH: How do you define your music? BR: My music is music that actually CAN heal the listener. By healing I mean inducing a shift in vibration through the listening process, which inspires. That is something that my music DOES. In terms of genre, I consider it […]

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UNIVERSE. NATURALLY. DELIVERS. The Ecstatic Birth of Kali Xion

When you and your Kings pull up on Bellevue Hospital and give natural, ecstatic birth, you know you is a Spiritual Gangsta for real. Sometime around when I started channeling ancient fertility cults and chanting the Adhi Shakti mantra for primal power I met a very big man named UNIVERSE. […]

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Emotional Endurance

Picture a four-burner stove. Each of the four spots represent a different aspect of your life: work, relationships, health and family. It’s said that in order to achieve success, one burner needs to be switched off. In order to be really successful, you need to turn off two. So does that mean that […]

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Startling Unexpectedness is Inherent in all Beginnings

On Bunny Collective’s What We Are Doing In the prologue of The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt boldly states: What I propose in the following is a reconsideration of the human condition from the vantage point of our newest experiences and our most recent fears…What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is […]

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Eleven Subway Stops

Why am I still thinking about that incident with the loft & the dead cats? Or all the hateful names he called me before he started laughing? Or her request for that found footage to go viral? Or the theater piece about body as vapor and life w/o scotch tape? […]

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Facing Goliath

After a year without television, by intent, I now have access to a hefty dose of channels. For better or worse, in today’s media environment, we have access to a cultural time machine. We are able to tune in, to use an old construct, to content from virtually any part of […]

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Take Away

Today activists are asking “Where’s the outrage?” Jake and Lil thought things were breaking bad in the 1980s, but now, on every front, economic, environmental, women’s rights, racism, surveillance, you name it, we’re worse off than we were thirty years ago. Where’s the outrage? We know where it is. It’s […]

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A Triple Bill Evening of Adventurous Music at the Cell

  James Brandon Lewis Trio James Brandon Lewis – Tenor Saxophone; Luke Strewart- Electric Bass; Warren G Crudup III- Drums & Featuring special guest Anthony Pirog – Guitar Rob Reddy’s Bechet: Our Contemporary – “99 Cent Dreams”. A Chamber Music America New Work Jazz Commission: Rob Reddy- soprano saxophone; John […]

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