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Exploring Your Extraordinary, Elaborate, Ever-unfolding Miracle

Katie Cercone: Really excited about your upcoming Dream Tending workshop. I have heard that you can follow your initial impulse when it comes to interpreting a dream, although I also believe our dreams dredge up unconscious shadow work we don’t want to look at. In that sense, our ego could […]

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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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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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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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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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