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The Sick Role

Samantha Conlon’s The Sick Role, 2018, is part documentation and part ritualistic photography accompanied with text composing a contemporary portrait of the mundane reality of mental illness. From a new body of work developed in Kuvataideakatemie, Helsinki, The Sick Role interrogates the experience of physical and mental illness in female […]

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Joe Overstreet: Innovation of Flight

Joe Overstreet’s spectacular flock of paintings from the early ‘70s presented at Eric Firestone Gallery masterfully deploy modern painting principles as flight instruction laden with social meaning. The physical feat of flying starts with moving forward. The exhibition’s multi-dimensional selection of works begins chronologically with “North Star” (1968), whose title […]

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Anne Sherwood Pundyk is a painter and writer whose work also manifests in performance, dance, and video. She is based in New York City and Mattituck, on the North Fork of Long Island. Her work will be featured this September in Worlds Within Worlds, a two-person installation of video and painting with Bridget Elkin at the Borghese Gallery, Cutchogue, NY. Pundyk has exhibited and performed in many commercial galleries and at MoMA PS1, Guild Hall Museum, Fordham University, The University of Bridgeport, LIU Brooklyn, University of Virginia, Art Miami, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show. She co-edited with artist Bianca Casady, the feminist magazine Girls Against God and is a contributor to The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Hysteria, artcritical, Art21 Magazine among other periodicals and artist magazines. She is currently working on a collection of fictional fables called Tales to accompany a selection of her abstract paintings.

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Look at British Artist Ekua Bayunu

Ekua Bayunu just finished mounting her first solo exhibition at Manchester’s Chuck Gallery. Aptly titled Re:Birth, her show centers around a body of sculptural work reflecting women’s power and draws on aesthetic motifs of her African cultural heritage. After receiving a few rave reviews of her show, she was selected […]

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Sacred Sadism, Gaia’s Cord & The New Matriarchy

by KATIE CERCONE Recently hailed with her partner Themba Alleyne “the first eco-fetishists” by i-d Magazine with the release of their new sex-toy line Sacred Sadism, Genevieve Belleveau is an artist you should know. Her recent body of work traverses the territory of eco-sexuality, bridging new age/ecofeminist discourse and sensibilities with […]

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A Look at LA’s Art Fair – ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

The casual and discreet ALAC (Art Los Angeles Contemporary), an art fair I had never heard of (but have now experienced over the weekend as eager observer and art enthusiast), contained hidden gems of masterly painted and strangely fabricated art objects. Caramelized sugar, cross-sections of animal bones, and virtual reality […]

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American Innocence

by Saori Takeda Work by Native Americans dating from the late 19th to early 20th century comprise scenes of ceremonial life and courtship. A record of life drawn out in notebooks – currently on view at Donald Ellis Gallery in New York City. “Outsider Art Fair,” featuring works of artists without any specialized formal art education, took […]

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Saori is an art journalist based in New York and Tokyo, specializing in interviews with art fairs on the east coast of the USA, street Culture in Tokyo, US and Japanese galleries, and artists. Saori has been a staff writer for Fashion at the independent paper The Asahi Shimbun, The NY Times of Japan, for 23 years, covering fashion shows in Paris, Milan, London, and New York. Saori pioneered a bilingual magazine (in English and Japanese), a first in Japan. Currently, she is writing novels and essays with feminist themes.

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GAIA CODEX: A New Feminine Mythology

On a blustery day this past November, I headed out to see a conversation with author Sarah Drew and futurist Schuyler Brown at Deepak HomeBase for the launch of Drew’s fictional novel GAIA CODEX: A New Feminine Mythology (Illuminating Culture and Remembering A Sacred Earth). The invitation had come via […]

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Katie Cercone is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, yogi and spiritual gangsta. 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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L.A. Marler “Keywords,” an exhibition at DNJ Gallery

Last year, a Lyft driver told me “Los Angeles will always be an entertainment city first, and an art city second,” describing his experience as a gallery assistant in the City of Angels. Hollywood, television, and the market for entertainment should be taken into consideration for artists based in L.A., […]

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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