The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art
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The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art

What the hell am I looking at? This was the question I continually asked myself as I wandered aimlessly through the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2018 Carnegie International. What is this pile of industrial materials in the Hall of Sculpture? What is this coffee stand? What are these random photographs? Why was I so tragically … Continue reading

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