Down On The West Coast: Tracing The Intersections In “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks In Chicano L.A.”
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Down On The West Coast: Tracing The Intersections In “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks In Chicano L.A.”

In Brown: The Last Discovery of America, Richard Rodriguez articulates the particularities of brownness, partially based on his own queer Chicano identity. “Brown,” he writes, “bleeds through the straight line, unstaunchable–the line separating black from white, for example. Brown confuses. Brown forms at the border of contradiction (the ability of language to express two or … Continue reading

Change The Way To Perceive And Change All Memory: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Spirituality In ‘Try To Altar Everything’
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Change The Way To Perceive And Change All Memory: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Spirituality In ‘Try To Altar Everything’

Spirituality is a curse word in the art world. Just mention spirituality and watch most curators run for the hills. Despite building elaborate white-walled shrines to worship art rather than omnipotent beings, much of the contemporary art world would like to conveniently forget that the centuries of art acting as devotional objects far surpass our current understanding of art as a commercial product for collectors. Continue reading

You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980
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You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

  Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and fellow filth fanatics! It’s about the right time to announce what your co-founder Emily Colucci and intrepid contributor Osman Yerebakan have been working hard on since December 2013. As you know, Filthy Dreams was originally conceptualized as a sleazy bar before we lowered our expectations and started … Continue reading

Worshiping The Concealed At Scott Treleaven’s ‘Animal Chapel’
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Worshiping The Concealed At Scott Treleaven’s ‘Animal Chapel’

Similar to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s articulation of the “amazingly full and kaleidoscopic adventure” of finding transgressive books in smut shops, artist Scott Treleaven’s large-scale abstract drawings in his current exhibition Animal Chapel at Invisible-Exports reflect the possible transformative power of the hidden, the coded and the concealed. Continue reading