The Corporeal Fragment: A Symbol of Revolution or a Rejection of the Postmodern?
Art

The Corporeal Fragment: A Symbol of Revolution or a Rejection of the Postmodern?

In her 1994 essay The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity, art historian Linda Nochlin ties the genesis of modernism to the French Revolution, framing the guillotine as a symbol of the severing of inherited dynastic power ushering in an era of radical politics, creativity, and culture. The guillotine becomes representative … Continue reading

Bad Sex, Bad Drugs, Bad Music, Some Good Art: Curatorial Trying Too Hard At The Hole
Art / Music

Bad Sex, Bad Drugs, Bad Music, Some Good Art: Curatorial Trying Too Hard At The Hole

Curating isn’t an easy job. At its best, the act of curation is its own form of artistic creation–a kind of creative essaying. The curator has a thesis derived either from his/her own observations about the world or filtered through a particular cultural criticism that is then supported through the arrangement of art objects. There … Continue reading

You’re Invited To: Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant d’Amour’ Screening/Live Performance By PUBLIQuartet At ‘Like Smoke’
Art

You’re Invited To: Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant d’Amour’ Screening/Live Performance By PUBLIQuartet At ‘Like Smoke’

Co-Founder’s Note: Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? What’s that? You’re looking for something to do tomorrow night? Well, we, here at Filthy Dreams, have got you covered since our industrious intrepid contributor Osman Can Yerebakan is hosting a screening and performance tomorrow night (November 29th) at 6:30PM at Equity Gallery in conjunction with … Continue reading

From Decay to Disney: Queering the Ghosts along the Mississippi
Photography

From Decay to Disney: Queering the Ghosts along the Mississippi

Because it is time, the eyes open, the body stands up, the hand stretches out, the fire is lit… —André Breton and Paul Eluard In his introduction to the retrospective exhibit of his work “The Personal Eye,” Clarence John Laughlin offers this theory to explain the artistic vision of his photographs of Louisiana plantations and of New … Continue reading