Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
Todd Chandler’s documentary Bulletproof looks at the many people monetizing the societal rot of school shootings.
Watching from Chile, these films feel not like documents of the US’s present but a premonition of the future here.
The Brecht Forum, a 39-year-old space for Marxist educational programming and related cultural initiatives in New York, is closing, according to an announcement posted on the organization’s website and confirmed to Hyperallergic.
What do Wikileaks and the art world’s response to the censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” by the Smithsonian have in common? Both make public what elites want to keep secret. They illustrate how little, if anything, can be hidden anymore and demonstrate how the more something is concealed the more the demand for it to be revealed grows.
What the complex and seemingly unrelated stories of Wikileaks and the censorship of “A Fire in My Belly” at the National Portrait Gallery’s Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture highlights is how insiders, or those with insider access, can use their privilege to unsettle the status quo when it isn’t working anymore.