The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art
Art / Rants and Raves

The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art

What the hell am I looking at? This was the question I continually asked myself as I wandered aimlessly through the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2018 Carnegie International. What is this pile of industrial materials in the Hall of Sculpture? What is this coffee stand? What are these random photographs? Why was I so tragically … Continue reading

Drag Them To Filth: Dumb Seasonal Signs, Right For #MeToo Policing And Intellectual Theft Edition
Drag Them To Filth

Drag Them To Filth: Dumb Seasonal Signs, Right For #MeToo Policing And Intellectual Theft Edition

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Do you feel a burning sensation in your chest? Is your face getting hot? Are your eyes stinging? Stop Googling symptoms of a heart attack (though if your arm is numb, call 911). We know what that feeling really is: white-hot rage, most likely caused by some horrendous … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Alex Da Corte’s “C-A-T Spells Murder” At Karma
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Alex Da Corte’s “C-A-T Spells Murder” At Karma

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Are you ready for another installment of our GIF reviews? This time, we’re looking at Alex Da Corte’s current exhibition C-A-T Spells Murder at Karma. Inspired by R. L. Stine’s novel Cat from his Fear Street series–the older and trashier pulp fiction version of his Goosebump books, C-A-T … Continue reading

And If I Call You From First Avenue: Dialing Up Utopian Failure With St. Vincent And Alex Da Corte’s “New York”
Art / Music

And If I Call You From First Avenue: Dialing Up Utopian Failure With St. Vincent And Alex Da Corte’s “New York”

“Utopia can never be prescriptive and is always destined to fail,” writes José Esteban Muñoz in his chapter “After Jack: Queer Failure, Queer Virtuosity” in Cruising Utopia. The chapter traces the queer utopian legacy of filmmaker Jack Smith through the work of contemporary artists and performers like Dynasty Handbag, Kalup Linzy and My Barbarian. This … Continue reading