Hallelujah! Camp Has Risen: Our Savior Lil Nas X Resurrects Transgression From The Clutches of Conservatives
Blasphemy / Camp / Music

Hallelujah! Camp Has Risen: Our Savior Lil Nas X Resurrects Transgression From The Clutches of Conservatives

Who could have predicted that all it would take to break the recent conservative stranglehold on camp and transgression would be a simple ride to Hell on a stripper pole in thigh-high boots and powerbottoming Satan? Certainly not me. But that’s what our Lord and Savior Lil Nas X achieved with the music video for … Continue reading

You Have No Idea How Weak I Am: Michelle Handelman’s “Hustlers & Empires”
Art

You Have No Idea How Weak I Am: Michelle Handelman’s “Hustlers & Empires”

Is there a choice to be a hustler? That question, which flits onscreen in a flurry of bold black and white text, is posed to three iconic historical and fictional hustlers who sit on a futuristic dystopian panel that resembles purgatory for radicals in Michelle Handelman’s new multi-channel video installation Hustlers & Empires. Of course, … Continue reading

Digging Through The Trash Aesthetic
Trash

Digging Through The Trash Aesthetic

“We are surrounded by everything you ever want,” purrs artist Andrew Logan, inviting viewers of homotopia.tv into the Glasshouse, his studio in London.[i] The Glasshouse resembles a Technicolor tumble through the looking glass if Alice sniffed poppers. His Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-esque studio is filled with giant eggs, regal tributes to Pegasus, and sculptures dedicated to outrageous … Continue reading

La Petite Mort: Aïda Ruilova’s Softcore ‘The Pink Palace’
Art

La Petite Mort: Aïda Ruilova’s Softcore ‘The Pink Palace’

“A kiss is the beginning of cannibalism”–Georges Bataille Heavy breathing is not normally the sound permeating blue chip galleries unless it’s the deep existential sighs of gallerinas. However, loud moans of pleasure currently echo through Marlborough Chelsea, luring and seducing viewers through Aïda Ruilova’s current exhibition. In the forward to his morbidly sexy study Eroticism: … Continue reading