A Shrine To Criminals, Cult Icons And Lana Del Rey: Reviewing My Own Devotional Permanent Collection Exhibition
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A Shrine To Criminals, Cult Icons And Lana Del Rey: Reviewing My Own Devotional Permanent Collection Exhibition

No. No I don’t want to visit your online viewing room, your digital group exhibition or your virtual gallery. Even more, I don’t want to review your online viewing room, your digital exhibition or your virtual gallery. And Zoom openings? I’d rather go to the opening of my toilet seat. I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

You’re Invited To: Idol Worship at Smack Mellon
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You’re Invited To: Idol Worship at Smack Mellon

Dearest fellow obsessives and maybe stalkers, I want to personally invite you, dearest Filthy Dreams compulsives, to come together to celebrate our collective fixations–our role models or filth elders, if you will, at Idol Worship, a group exhibition curated by your faithful Filthy Dreams co-founder that opens at Smack Mellon on November 16 from 6-8PM (and … Continue reading

It’s Just A Sweet, Sweet Fantasy, Baby: Danny Ferrell’s “Honey”
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It’s Just A Sweet, Sweet Fantasy, Baby: Danny Ferrell’s “Honey”

This week, a clip from the production of Twin Peaks: The Return was resurrected and made the rounds on Twitter, featuring auteur David Lynch losing his proverbial shit over the rapid manner in which directors are expected to work in today’s film and TV industry. Lynch being Lynch, he didn’t care about simple budget concerns or time constraints, eventually yelling in his folksy tone while angrily drawing on a cigarette, “We never get to go dreamy or anything!” Continue reading

Stranded In The Jungle: Exoticism And Resistant Illegibility In “Queer Tropics”
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Stranded In The Jungle: Exoticism And Resistant Illegibility In “Queer Tropics”

On Monday, New York-based musical duo Sofi Tukker appeared on The Tonight Show in a type of jungle drag, performing their song “Best Friend.” Grooving to their funky track, the duo boogied next to a sculptural set-up of palm fronds, banana leaves, fake flowers and a series of cut-out animal silhouettes in what Billboard magazine … Continue reading

Tell Me I’m Your National Anthem: Pacifico Silano’s “John John”
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Tell Me I’m Your National Anthem: Pacifico Silano’s “John John”

After the dreamy crack of fireworks and a soar of cinematic strings, Lana Del Rey begins her lush love song “National Anthem” with the frank line: “Money is the anthem of success.” Celebrating the all-too-rich, beautiful and doomed, the corresponding 8-minute long video features Lana immersed in a Kennedy-esque Camelot fairytale with A$AP Rocky playing the JFK to Lana’s Jackie. Continue reading

You’re Invited To: “Night Fever” At Future Tenant This Friday
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You’re Invited To: “Night Fever” At Future Tenant This Friday

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? What’s that? Where have I been? While I know I’ve been slightly ignoring you, faithful Filthy Dreams readers these past couple weeks, it’s been for a good cause because I’ve been installing my newest exhibition–a group show Night Fever at Pittsburgh’s Future Tenant. The show focuses on disco and its … Continue reading

Blow by Blow: ‘Like Smoke’ At Equity Gallery
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Blow by Blow: ‘Like Smoke’ At Equity Gallery

Like Smoke, on view now through December 4, 2016 at Equity Gallery, is a response to the perceived lack of institutional visibility for art about the queer experience without explicitly focusing on queer bodies and their erotic potential. Curated by Filthy Dreams’ contributor Osman Can Yerebakan, the exhibition is a sensitive and nuanced take on LGBTQ identity … Continue reading

You’re Invited To: Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant d’Amour’ Screening/Live Performance By PUBLIQuartet At ‘Like Smoke’
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You’re Invited To: Jean Genet’s ‘Un Chant d’Amour’ Screening/Live Performance By PUBLIQuartet At ‘Like Smoke’

Co-Founder’s Note: Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? What’s that? You’re looking for something to do tomorrow night? Well, we, here at Filthy Dreams, have got you covered since our industrious intrepid contributor Osman Can Yerebakan is hosting a screening and performance tomorrow night (November 29th) at 6:30PM at Equity Gallery in conjunction with … Continue reading

Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?: ‘newflesh’ At Rubber Factory
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Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?: ‘newflesh’ At Rubber Factory

In the essay collection After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory, the numerous contributors grapple with queer theory leaving identity and sexuality in the dust. Heather Love’s essay “Queers _____ This” begins with her admitting her own hesitation to giving up her connection with her lesbian identity. Discussing the universalizing impulse in queer theory, Love provides … Continue reading