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
“Through my work and fascination with women I offer a different perspective onto female sexuality, which is full of resilience, kindness, humour and seductiveness.” Any pose you can think of, Simone Steenberg has captured. Seriously. Dazzling work with playful explorations … Continue reading otherworldliness
In this age of capturing every small detail of one’s life, celebrity worshipping, and commodification, there is so much insignificance. It’s an excellent source for art. Incorporating the “low” as a subject matter has been around for a hundred years. Dadaists, such … Continue reading high ‘n lo combo
What happens when an artist paints on a photograph? On a philosophical level, this has far-reaching consequences. No longer it’s part of a series that can go on to infinity. It becomes a unique artwork. And this is precisely what artist Alice Quaresma wants. Quaresma takes these pictures from an archive she put together over the last fifteen years. A frequently recurring subject matter is the beach of Rio de Janeiro, righther hometown that she left in 2003. It is a complicated emotional relationship since she takes the photos as an outsider; they are renewing the memories of an immigrant. … Continue reading to break the edition
One of the most horrific persons in the art world (I will not name names) once told me that the only way to make an exhibition a success is to either include a big shot artist or to make it … Continue reading a critique of the spectacle
If you think the art world is a happy la-la land where unicorns, free-spirited people run free with rainbows in the sky, I’m sorry, but I have a rude awakening in store for you. Coco Fusco’s gripping essay in Hyperallergic* reveals the very … Continue reading who was ana mendieta?
Whether it is called performance art, live art, body art, or constructed situations, it is a medium in which the body – and not a material object – is used to create an artwork. Looking back to centuries of artmaking … Continue reading performance art and the market?