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Into The Black: Peter Hujar’s “Speed Of Life”
Art

Into The Black: Peter Hujar’s “Speed Of Life”

“Maybe I can’t find you, Peter,” darkly exclaims David Wojnarowicz, walking through a cemetery in his essay “Living Close To The Knives” (100). While detailing his harrowing and nerve-wracking attempt to find the grave of photographer Peter Hujar, who Wojnarowicz later describes as “my friend…my brother my father my emotional link to the world,” Wojnarowicz’s … Continue reading

Two Men Argue About Artforum: An Art World Farce In One Act
Art / Filthy Fictions / Trash

Two Men Argue About Artforum: An Art World Farce In One Act

At least in the art world, this week felt like it was almost solely dedicated to yelling about Artforum and its continued connection to known creep and former publisher Knight Landesman, despite the magazine’s attempt at “wokeness” under their new Editor-In-Chief David Velasco. Hyperallergic’s “Art World Largely Silent As Artforum and Landesman Continue to Fight … Continue reading

Blackness As The Original Technology: American Artist’s “Black Gooey Universe”
Art

Blackness As The Original Technology: American Artist’s “Black Gooey Universe”

Who can evade an inevitable reference to Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror while speaking about technology and dystopic future? It is tempting to compare American Artist’s exhibition Black Gooey Universe at HOUSING gallery to Black Mirror, even though the connection risks limiting the vastness of the former’s critical engagement with technology to a Netflix series. But … Continue reading

Disco Inferno: How 1979’s Doofy and Dangerous Disco Demolition Night Foreshadowed The Alt-Right
Party Out Of Bounds / Trash

Disco Inferno: How 1979’s Doofy and Dangerous Disco Demolition Night Foreshadowed The Alt-Right

In our constantly accelerating culture of crazy from Trump’s Twitter tirades to Nunes’s nonsense memos to art world shenanigans like deciding xenophobic border wall prototypes are “art,” it can be difficult to find time to pause and reflect. But, sometimes the most ridiculous historical moments can have chilling contemporary resonances. Case in point–the late 1970s … Continue reading

Filthy Poems: “CW (Content Warning)”
Poetry

Filthy Poems: “CW (Content Warning)”

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? What’s this? It’s yet another perhaps ill-advised foray into other writing styles. Like my Filthy Fictions from 2014, I was inspired–this time by the proliferation of content warnings on social media. While trigger warnings began with more understandable notifications about sexual assault or pedophilia, they’ve now ballooned … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Kathe Burkhart’s “From The Liz Taylor Series” At Mary Boone
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Kathe Burkhart’s “From The Liz Taylor Series” At Mary Boone

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! And welcome to the newest installment of our GIF review series. This GIF review focuses on Kathe Burkhart’s exhibition From The Liz Taylor Series at the swanky uptown Mary Boone Gallery. Why they even had a pianist in the lobby to make sure you knew it was fancy. With monumental paintings … Continue reading