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
Sarah Lucas has been out and about the art world since she exhibited with the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the late 1980s. However, until recently, she did not have a solo show in the USA. Until recently indeed, because … Continue reading it’s the tits!
With rising sea levels, far right politicians, a fear of hostile artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology weapons, it’s not weird artists are exponentially creating dystopian artworks. But Rachel Mclean’s moving images are not your usual dystopian creations. It’s over the top theatrical, it’s … Continue reading a sinister smile
What constitutes as performance art? Is it all about the live event, or does documentation count as well? And what about a re-enactment of a performance piece by someone else? Where, when and how can performance art happen? In the … Continue reading performance art: the art form that perpetually disappears