So Many Men So Little Time: Cheim & Read’s ‘The Female Gaze, Part 2: Women Look At Men’
Art

So Many Men So Little Time: Cheim & Read’s ‘The Female Gaze, Part 2: Women Look At Men’

2016 seems to be the year that the art world rediscovered women. Well, at least in their summer group shows. With this glut of all-women exhibitions, there are valid arguments on either side whether all-women shows are good for the careers of women artists. On one hand, women could be slotted solely as “women artists”–their careers relegated to essentialism and on the other, increased visibility is never a bad thing. Continue reading

Jerry Saltz, Policing Periods and James Franc-OH NO NOT AGAIN!
Rants and Raves

Jerry Saltz, Policing Periods and James Franc-OH NO NOT AGAIN!

Almost exactly two years ago, actor, perpetual student, artist, writer and all-around Renaissance man James Franco unleashed a fury with his exhibition New Film Stills at blue-chip Pace Gallery by recreating Cindy Sherman’s iconic Pictures Generation exploration of femme fatales and gender performativity. What’s that, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? You tried hard to repress those images? … Continue reading