Holding It Strong or Letting It Go: A Look at ‘Her’ and ‘The Past’
Film

Holding It Strong or Letting It Go: A Look at ‘Her’ and ‘The Past’

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece Vertigo had strong references to the story Pygmalion, a legendary figure from Greek mythology known for falling in love with his own artistic creation. As the ivory sculpture, which he named Galatea, becomes Pygmalion’s object of affection, Aphrodite turns her into a real woman and eventually the artist and his “masterpiece”get … Continue reading

Filthy Dream’s Interview with Defne Ayas, the curator-at-large of Performa
Art

Filthy Dream’s Interview with Defne Ayas, the curator-at-large of Performa

We met with Defne Ayas, the curator-at-large of Performa, the performance art biennial that defines the new trends in performance. Since its first installment in 2005, Performa has been offering a determined program that not only presents what’s new in this field, but also offers new ideas and discussions for the future of performance art. … Continue reading

Gone But Not Forgotten: Every Visible Absence in Sophie Calle At Paula Cooper Gallery
Art

Gone But Not Forgotten: Every Visible Absence in Sophie Calle At Paula Cooper Gallery

Art on art; this autonomous and masturbatory stage of art making has been pronounced especially since 1960s, while the foundations of Today’s Art was mostly being built. Starting with artists like Hans Haacke, Marcel Broodthaers and many others, a different leg of art making, mostly referred as Institutional Critique, emerged in an attempt to investigate, … Continue reading

Good Intentions vs Dark Intentions: A Look at Two Masters of 20th Century Painting
Art

Good Intentions vs Dark Intentions: A Look at Two Masters of 20th Century Painting

Some artists’ talents come from a place that is raw, instinctive and purely untamed. Their magnificence and artistry lie in their natural urge for the simplest yet the most essential modes of expression. An artist can religiously present us one certain act throughout his career and each time prove the craftsmanship that he naturally owns. … Continue reading