Questions such as *why is there always someone having massive diarrhoea in the university library* and *what is art* aren’t as simple to answer as it might seem. I recently read that Phil Collins (the visual artist, not the originator … Continue reading jaw-dropping art materials
The Whitney Biennial’s latest controversy on their rap sheet is a particularly bad one. This time, the curatorial intention is not too experimental or the content too political. You know, the good kind of controversies. This is not so much the … Continue reading whitney’s wicked problem
Where did the audaciously curated group exhibitions go? I’m talking about daring concepts, multi interpretations, chunks of text, and many artists; an exhibition that tries to make a point. Yeah sure, Biennials, Triennials and Quinquennial are doing that, but I feel … Continue reading abandoning the bandwagon?
Hands down one of the most controversial artists of all time, Robert Mapplethorpe, has a modest exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim sat on this collection for 25 years. In 1993, they received an incredibly generous gift of … Continue reading no guts no glory
On June 29, 1969 police unexpectedly and brutally raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village in New York City. After years and years of violent discrimination, the LGTBQ+ community decided to fight back and organised protests. Within … Continue reading watershed
No event on New York City’s contemporary art calendar is more of a scapegoat for the ills of the art world than the Biennial exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art. … Continue reading no stranger of controversy
There is a strong connection between art and emotion. Isn’t art’s main goal to evoke emotions? Feelings of beauty, anger, grief, reflection, joy? At the Hayward Gallery, an exhibition about emotion is taking place, but it’s not as straightforward as … Continue reading in my feelings