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American-Pakistani Artist Qinza Najm Challenges Islamophobia in the West & Smashes Sex Taboos Back Home

Late August, following her impressive #NoHonorKilling performance during Art 511’s flash feminist art exhibition EMINENT DOMAIN, I visited multidisciplinary Pakistani artist Qinza Najm at her studio in Hell’s Kitchen to explore some of the deeper messages in her work. Gender, sexuality and (em)powerment orient her practice, which these days takes […]

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Hospitality & Art is Booming in NYC

Top-notch art events are being held in some of New York City’s most sophisticated hotels. Perhaps, hotels are responding to a host of cultivated New Yorkers with a desire to be surrounded by cutting-edge contemporary art. For artists, it presents a valuable opportunity for exposure — if they are willing […]

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Pablo Melchor and “Fuzzy Puzzle”: A Profile

Paris born, Manchester bred artist Pablo Melchor’s projection piece, “Fuzzy Puzzle”, marks the NYC closing ceremony of Manchester-based collective Alexandra Art’s third year of the Pankhurst in the Park Festival. It illuminated the walls of the Mothership in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint on September 21st.  Melchor describes “Fuzzy Puzzle” as “a prism […]

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Alien Armageddon, Empathy & The Vine of the Soul: A conversation with Melanie Bonajo

KC: In your new film Progress vs. Sunsets (2017), you use the voice of children, the next generation, to center some profoundly fresh insights about animal rights, bio-politics, dwindling global resources, ecology, anthropomorphism, and the general welfare of our planet. How did come to work with youth in this way? […]

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Spiraling Smoke

SOL KJØK I met SOL KJØK in May 2017 at her loft in Brooklyn when I became one of her artists in residence. Her studio is the size of two tennis courts, and you can see both the Empire State and Chrysler buildings through a pair of factory windows. Acrobatic […]

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IN DEFENSE OF THE LINGA

By KATIE CERCONE “The Last Taboo Is the Penis,” white male dealer John Cheim, one half of Cheim & Read, announced to the art world in 2016 when he organized the group exhibition “The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men,” which boasted works by some of the art world’s […]

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From Manchester to NYC: Pankhurst in the Park Salon

The final installment of Alexandra Arts Pankhurst in the Park was a salon-style gathering for artists and art appreciators held at the Last Frontier in Greenpoint. A space stewarded by the Norwegian artist Sol Kjok, Last Frontier is a rustic open space with high ceilings, fixtures for hanging massive works […]

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We Carry Our Mother’s Pain

by KATIE CERCONE “We Carry Our Mother’s Pain” was the comment that lingered in my mind for some time after meeting Rebecca Goyette recently and taking a walk together through Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at MOMA. In my last studio visit with Rebecca in Bushwick, the artist had shown […]

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The Merry Wagtail Jades, The Breeches They Do Carry: Impudent women and cuckold’s horns.

The title of the work I exhibited at Eminent Domain derives from the broadside ballad ‘A new summons to all the merry wagtail jades that attend at horn fair.’ Printed and sold by J. Pitts in England in 1802 and 1819, it reads: “Come all you wagtail jades, Who love […]

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Feminism is For EVERYONE

It was a languorous mid-summer night in NYC – the streets lulled, people sparse and unhurried – but you wouldn’t know that if you happened upon West 26th St. in West Chelsea on Thursday, July 12. Droves of people from every cross-section of life were crowding the outside of the […]

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EMINENT DOMAIN Opens Thursday

ART511MAG PRESENTS: EMINENT DOMAIN EXHIBITION – A DYNAMIC, INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST ART EXHIBITION IN THE HEART OF THE WEST CHELSEA GALLERY DISTRICT curated by Katie Cercone. In response to the International Women’s Movement that has captivated the Worldwide Collective Conscious and Unconsciousness of so many people, ART511 Magazine has acted and […]

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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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OPEN CALL FOR INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST ART EXHIBITION- July 12-14, 2018 in West Chelsea Gallery Distract

EMINENT DOMAIN: A Flash Art Exhibition in the former Robert Miller space in West Chelsea is a curated selection of radical feminist art by female artists, eco-femmes, ghetto brujas, elders, queer/trans artists and other magical gender nomads reclaiming their rightful space in the Art World. We can unpack Feminism here […]

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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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WHERE THA EARTH DAWG$ AT?

Art 511 is pleased to host the exclusive premier of Where Tha Earth Dawgs At? by ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS, a new Urban Mystery Skool on Manhattan’s lower east side creative-directed by UNDAKOVA & High Prieztezz Or Nah. The video is a collaboration with Kelly Shaw Willman, a performance artist, priestess and […]

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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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Remembering Toyo Tsuchiya

On November 23rd, 2017 artist and photographer Toyo Tsuchiya prematurely passed away in his Lower East Side apartment. He was 69. A sensitive and curious observer of life, Tsuchiya definitely shaped New York’s art world as a devout and poetic chronicler of an underground art scene of which he was […]

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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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ADEHLA LEE: Post-Medium with Grandmother’s Dark Chi

Born in South Korea, Adehla excelled in art longer than she can remember. Her parents encouraged her up until a point, but as she came of age, she was strongly encouraged to find a “decent” job. After attending art school, Adehla went on to earn a degree in Art Therapy […]

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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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ART511 Magazine Launched With A Party New York City Won’t Easily Forget

ART511 Magazine debuted with a massive, multi-faceted launch party in the former Robert Miller Gallery September 19th in the West Chelsea Arts District. The blank-walled, high-ceilinged space – which once handled the estate of artist Lee Krasner – was brought to life with a visually stunning, aurally pleasing, enlightening array […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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