Laugh And You Are Free: The Ridiculous Theater Of Jackie Curtis And Ethyl Eichelberger
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Laugh And You Are Free: The Ridiculous Theater Of Jackie Curtis And Ethyl Eichelberger

Finishing his manifesto with a rallying battle cry for the absurd or, as he describes, “instructions for use,” Theatre of the Ridiculous auteur Charles Ludlam writes, “This is farce not Sunday school. Illustrate hedonistic calculus. Test out a dangerous idea, a theme that threatens to destroy one’s whole value system. Treat the material in a … Continue reading

Deborah Kass and America’s Most Wanted Curators
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Deborah Kass and America’s Most Wanted Curators

Call it Stockholm Syndrome or millennial ennui, but idolizing and objectifying bad boy attitude, especially over media, is embedded in our culture. From the Rolling Stone cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Jeremy Meeks, who became an overnight sensation as ‘hot mugshot guy,’ the act of being bad–even in such extreme cases–sparks some obscure fascination in … Continue reading

Just Say No To Family Values: The Poetics of John Giorno’s ‘Space Forgets You’
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Just Say No To Family Values: The Poetics of John Giorno’s ‘Space Forgets You’

Declaring a wide range of witty, thought-provoking and sometimes, wonderfully perverse phrases such as “LIFE IS A KILLER,” “A HURRICANE IN A DROP OF CUM,” “PREFER CRYING IN A LIMO TO LAUGHING ON A BUS,” and “JUST SAY NO TO FAMILY VALUES,” iconic New York poet and artist John Giorno’s current exhibition SPACE FORGETS YOU at Elizabeth Dee Gallery lyrically reinvigorates text-based artwork with a strong connection to poetic techniques. Continue reading