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  “I feel I inhabit (and perhaps even embody) a crossroads,” says Moroccan artist Lalla Essayadi. She is one of twelve female photographers from the Middle East whose work is set to be showcased in the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story” at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art. The crossroads that Essayadi speaks of is a focal point of the showcase, which comes at a time when the face of the Middle East is ever-changing and the strands of ... Read More
You've heard about the 2013 Cicada Invasion, right? Maybe dreamt (or had nightmares) about cicadas creeping around every single corner and crevice of your daily life? What a bust, right? Well, there’s one artist who’s celebrating our crawling, flying, noisy neighbors. Kayt Hester, a Jersey City-based artist, widely known for her style of tape-art, is having her annual local show, titled “The 17-Year Cicada,” at Port-o Lounge in Jersey City, opening ... Read More
Exile always seems like this forbidden place, a place for dangerous criminals convicted of human rights abominations, but this isn't the reality of the world we live in. In many cases, artists have been forced into exile just for making art. In many conservative governments, making art is seen as a crime against the regime when art provokes thought and critique, and God forbid a country's citizens have a different view from the country's ruling party. Many female ... Read More
All over New York City, art is everywhere. From the star-spangled ceiling of Grand Central to the mosaic tile under the street sign at the corner of Spring and Elizabeth, art is the thread from which New York is woven. But for women in the arts, it remains difficult to gain the visibility of a Times Square billboard. That’s why, in 2006, the artist Alice Mizrachi founded Younity Collective, a 120-woman strong network of urban artists who put together shows, ... Read More
  Remember books?  Before I developed a crippling internet addiction, I was an avid book reader. My trips to Barnes and Nobles actually involved me purchasing something other than a Hazelnut macchiato. It was a magical time.  Most of all because with each page I'd find literary heroines to look up to, sisters that were bold and intriguing. They had their faults and flaws, but if it didn't make them more relatable, it at least made for good ... Read More
Today I am excited, and for all you twisted saps and culture fiends out there, here's why. On August 16, Print Books is set to publish Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design. Thanks to editors John Bertram and Yuri Leving, we now have access to a beautiful book that brings together truck loads of never-before-seen works and texts inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. The book includes cover designs for Lolita by eighty ... Read More
Calling all NYC BUSTies! The BUST and Superchief co-curated group show Ladies Represent! will host its opening party tomorrow night, August 15th, from 6-9 pm at Superchief Gallery at Culturefix (9 Clinton st. between Stanton and Houston).  That’s like, really, really soon! BUST is super proud to showcase the work of 23 AMAZING lady artists, including legendary graffiti artist CLAW Money, who is painting a mural outside the gallery right now! The show ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual violence, reactions to sexual violence, and victim blaming. Speaking of sexism and comics, this simple 3 panel webcomic tweeted today by @GirlhoodStudies is alllll kinds of genius. It juxtaposes the kinds of reactions people have to hearing about sexual harrassment and, in doing so, shows the viewer how friggin’ hard to is to talk about sexual violence in a meaningful way – as if we didn’t know that ... Read More
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains nudity and photographs about prostitution. Photographer Alicia Vera is a Miami native whose intrigue with photographing strippers led her to a close friendship with a young woman named Eden. Vera had tried to take photos at various strip clubs over the years, but was consistently denied access. She was able to get the privileges she desired after landing an office job doing social media in the adult entertainment industry. ... Read More
Multi-talented artist and fashion designer Claudia Gold is painting a mural for BUST tomorrow at our Ladies Represent! art show and we couldn’t be more stoked. Not only will she be showcasing her skills in action, but her work will be featured in our gallery itself! Gold got her start as CLAW Money, the legendary alter ego she created for her street artwork. The New Yorker has been creating vibrant, pop culture-inspired murals and designs since the ... Read More