Remember Andy Warhol’s 1960s New York “Factory,” filled to the brim with feminists, working and single woman, and artists? For his recent project, the photographer Pascal Pierrou hopes to present a modern vision of similar women who refuse to conform to conventional beauty standards by shaving their heads or filling their flesh with stunning tattoos.
His decision to photograph his subjects under a sort of stylized, ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Mar 11, 2014 |
In celebration of Barbie’s 55th birthday, we've collected a round up of subversive art inspired by her hollow head and plastic husk of a body. It's only fair that this art be viewed on her 55th birthday, because if there's one thing that Barbie has taught us, it's that you can do anything -- as long as you look flawless, ageless, and excessively cheery while doing it! It’s fitting that we see some disturbing images of Barbie today, as her youthful glow ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Mar 10, 2014 |
Petra Collins is practically begging the media to comment on her new exhibit, Discharge, and curatorial show, Pussy Pat. In her new Pussy Pat music video, the chorus from Rihanna's Cockiness (Love it) loops incessantly; “I love it, I love it when you eat it.” The video features Collins and her artsy cohorts doing the new vagina-loving move. The ladies flaunt EVERYTHING that they’ve got (which is quite a ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Artsy on Mar 07, 2014 |
Artists Molly Surno and Molly Lowe each have very important solo exhibitions at the Suzanne Geiss Company in Soho. The showcase opened last night, and will be on display until March 29th, 2014. These two female artists do extremely important work, so if you are in need of some artistic inspiration, or just want a cool place to go before a crazy night on the town, please go check it out!<
The Suzanne Geiss Company 76 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
Both ... Read More
Trapped behind glass cases, the miniature human subjects of Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals unabashedly perform daily rituals normally veiled from the outside world. The stunning pieces afford viewers with a whimsical type of voyeuristic indulgence. Like children before a set of dolls, we are invited to examine the many mundane moments that compose adult life, breathing life and meaning into each dollhouse-like setup with our own ... Read More
“Before it happened, I thought about going to the Peace Corps. I wanted to be somewhere, get somewhere bigger. I wanted to grow.” “Every part of me was altered.” Rochester, NY - 2013
Trigger warning: This post contains references to and descriptions of sexual assault.
A few months ago, we featured some images and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault through the lens of the incredible photographer Lydia Billings’ series ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Artsy on Feb 27, 2014 |
For all my pen-pushers out there: N+1 Magazine and Faber and Faber have recently teamed up to bring you a stellar new resource, particularly for those in early-career crisis mode: MFA vs. NYC. This essay collection spiritedly debates the merits of studying creative writing at a university-level versus essentially creating one's own discipline (/opportunities), here in the city. The book, edited by award-winning author Chad Harbach, offers sage advice to ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Artsy on Feb 27, 2014 |
Has it been your lifelong dream to be completely starkers in front of 299 other equally naked strangers whilst you paint one another’s bodies in the name of art and body acceptance? If so, prepare yourself to be extremely psyched. There's a naked painting party happening in NYC, and no, it’s not in the grungy basement of an art student’s walk-up. No, my friends, this naked painting party is hosted by Social Exposure, it’s aided by ... Read More
“In this society, there’s so much pressure for women to be thin,” writes the photographer Lee Price of her motivation for her recent series of hyper-realistic oil paintings of women consuming desserts, “we’re not supposed to have appetites—and not just for food, but for a lot of things.”
Her goal in these vivid works is to present an alternate view of women, food, body image, and ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Artsy on Feb 20, 2014 |
Are you a writer? Are you a lady? Have you ever had cause to wave a banner in the name of civil rights/social justice? Who among you, fine readership, doesn't have a secret trove of spiral notebooks, packed to the brim with angsty teenage lyrics, rants, and...as ya do...unflinching feminist poetry?
If you answered yes to most of these questions (and the last one is a trick), you're invited to put your righteous anger and English degree to ... Read More