Drag Them To Filth: Ideal Women, Liberal Guilt, Art Critic Nervous Breakdown Edition
Drag Them To Filth

Drag Them To Filth: Ideal Women, Liberal Guilt, Art Critic Nervous Breakdown Edition

Hello, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, and welcome back to Drag Them To Filth. What’s that noise? Is that your blood boiling? Ours too. It’s time for this month’s wrap-up of the most extensive sigh-inducing arts-related reading on the Internet. So grab a cocktail or five and let’s start hate-reading: 1. Artnet News, Gallery Hopping: ‘Harumi’s … Continue reading

The Queerest Of The Queer: Tangling With ‘Queer Art’ In Ariel Goldberg’s ‘The Estrangement Principle’
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The Queerest Of The Queer: Tangling With ‘Queer Art’ In Ariel Goldberg’s ‘The Estrangement Principle’

Ariel Goldberg’s The Estrangement Principle–a roving, multi-year investigation into the labels “queer art” and, to a lesser extent, “queer literature”–could not come at a better time. I don’t know about you, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, but have you noticed that it’s become a little queerer recently? At least to me, it seems like the term … Continue reading

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

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

Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’
Art

Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’

Even though Lulu may never have wanted to kill with 1970s kitsch, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, a current exhibition of queer artists who all employ the medium of craft, from embroidery to needlepoint to crochet and Lulu’s beloved macramé, is slaying at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Continue reading