Following the passage of the same-sex marriage bill in New York and a recent weekend of LGBT pride, it just felt right to attend curator Bradford Nordeen’s “Dirty Looks.” The series is a monthly platform for experimental queer film and video that Nordeen affectionately describes as “roaming”—June’s event was held at P.P.O.W. Gallery in Chelsea, though it takes place in various venues across the city.
Capitalist Realism or Poverty Porn?
For more than three decades, Shelby Lee Adams has photographed families living the Appalachian hollers of Kentucky. Adams sees himself as a documentarian and observing participant in the communities he works in, developing close friendships with his subjects and allowing them to shape his photographic practice. But is his kind of practice truly documentarian or is it exploitation?
Videos by Dave Greber: Life, The Universe and Everything
New Orleans artist Dave Greber’s video work addresses issues of optical phenomena and universal spirituality. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
Summer in DUMBO: A Visit to the Sharpe Foundation
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s “Space Program” offers seventeen emerging artists a year’s worth of studio space and a summer show in DUMBO. Here’s a look.
New Orleans and the Summer of Swoon
There’s more compelling art being produced in the Crescent City these days than at any point in its history. And there may be no better place to start looking at it this summer than the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Hyperallergic Is Going On Vacation to New Orleans!
Starting Wednesday, July 6, Hyperallergic will be heading to the land of Creoles and Cajuns for two weeks by Lake Pontchartrain. During the period, we’ll be handing over the reigns of the publication to veteran blogger John D’Addario. You’re in for a treat!
Artist Known for Pulling Scroll Out of Her Vagina Talks Culture, Cats and Road Rage
Tuesday night, I ventured to St. Mark’s Bookshop to see pioneering feminist artist Carolee Schneemann read from her recent book of letters. Schneemann entered the crowded wearing her infamous devil mask.
A Fond Farewell
For the past 9 months, I’ve had an amazing time with you all at Hyperallergic. As staff writer, I’ve posted day in and day out, attempting to provide a guide to what’s actually interesting in the art world. It’s been an incredible experience, to say the least. I’ll be leaving Hyperallergic today.
Learning to Be Canadian Through Art
As an Armenian Canadian living in New York for over a decade, I’m conflicted when it comes to the idea of Canada Day … the question of what it mean to be Canadian pops up now and again.
How Ai Weiwei Saw New York City
Ever wondered what New York City looks like through the eyes of a great artist? In a newly opened exhibition at Asia Society, viewers get the chance to see how recently released Chinese artist Ai Weiwei saw New York City in a series of diaristic photos taken between 1983 and 1993.
Thinking About Art and Devotion
Art as a messenger of belief is nothing new. From the obvious ostentatious examples like the Sistine Chapel, to the much more ephemeral Buddhist sand mandalas, faith has often driven artistic creation. Yet, can art be a system of belief in itself? The artists in Architecture of Devotion at the Gowanus Ballroom definitely put a lot of faith in their own creative views as they all respond to this history of artistic devotion.
An Abstract Moment in Chelsea
Checking out the Chelsea gallery scene last week, my results were surprisingly mixed — from overly offbeat summer shows to nonsensical group exhibitions, the galleries just didn’t seem to have it together. But one thread did emerge in my wanderings. I discovered that Chelsea was having a brief love affair with big abstraction, wall-size pieces that dominated their respective art spaces. Works by Sol Lewitt, Keith Haring, Li Songsong and Garth Weiser all packed a refreshing amount of visual punch, brightening a hazy summer day.