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

State Of The Institutions: “20/20: The Studio Museum In Harlem And Carnegie Museum Of Art”
Art

State Of The Institutions: “20/20: The Studio Museum In Harlem And Carnegie Museum Of Art”

Immediately after walking out of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art, I glanced down at my phone to read the news that a homicidal alt-right-er mowed down a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, killing Heather Heyer. Not only a terrifying, sobering moment, it also brought … Continue reading

‘Things Are Queer’ At Duane Michals’ Retrospective At The Carnegie Museum Of Art
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‘Things Are Queer’ At Duane Michals’ Retrospective At The Carnegie Museum Of Art

In Susan Sontag’s seminal On Photography, Sontag states, “A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence. Like a wood fire in a room, photographs–especially those of people, of distant landscapes and faraway cities, of the vanished past–are incitements to reverie. The sense of the unattainable that can be evoked by photographs feeds … Continue reading