In order to make up for these months of role model-lessness, we’re going to celebrate one of our favorite Filthy Dreams heros: the ultimate “plagiarist, liar and criminal” herself, Kathy Acker.
The exhibition Keith Haring: Languages, currently on view until February 28th at Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University, shakes up the assumed view of Haring’s artistic genealogy by focusing on his early experiments with language, putting Haring into a new, more transgressive and, yes, queerer context.
Celebrating William S. Burrough’s 100th Birthday, a centennial of deviance, depravity and disturbing literary innovation, we here at Filthy Dreams want to give a fitting tribute to the eponymous gentleman junkie, Beatnik novelist, dangerous queer, cut-up magician, Control subverter and one part of The Third Mind.
Last weekend, the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and the International Collage Center hosted a panel, “Fashioning Personnae: Collage, Gender and Feminism,” bringing together an inspirational group of artists to question the nature of collage as it relates to gender, identity and the self.
Photographer Jimmy DeSana’s shocking yet beautiful images, often avoided due to his highly sexualized and subversive content, are not often found between the pages of publications on art and queer culture, in exhibitions on queer portraiture or adorning posters for mainstream Pride.