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The Political Seducer’s Diary goes live @PerformanceArtHouston

From 4 November to 29 December, “The Political Seducer’s Diary,” an Instagram-based project in collaboration with Performance Art Houston, will begin its run @PerformanceArtHouston. Eight artists from around the world will take residence on the Instagram account and find ways in which to merge performance art, documentation and social media in order to discuss how […]

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“Pink Sneakers and Pussy Hats: The Performative and the Political” featured in Performance Philosophy

“Pink Sneakers and  Pussy Hats: The Performative and the Political” Article published in Performance Philosophy’s 5th Birthday compilation:  It is impossible to consider the future of performance art without wondering how it fits into a larger political world. We have seen, through works by artists like Suzanne Lacy, that performance has the possibility to ignite […]

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“Participating in Text as Dissent and Distraction” featured in Ryall Contemporary

The viability of the spoken word has been reconsidered since the campaign tactics of the 2016 US presidential election have changed the nature of political speech, the platforms by which it is expressed and the means in which its content is corroborated. Leaders name call. Twitter is social communication turned rogue political. Facts and alternate […]

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Katie Schwab’s Together in a Room | thisistomorrow

Katie Schwab’s exhibition ‘Together in a Room’, currently showing at Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, brings together voices and histories spanning over a century through an installation of textiles, video and furniture. The exhibition marks the culmination of Schwab’s participation in Collective Gallery’s ‘Satellites Program’ – an open submission initiative which provides artists with development and mentoring […]

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Photographer Marta Soul Unapologetically Kisses 18 Different Men In Romantic Scenes | Beautiful Decay

Check out my article on Marta Soul at BeautifulDecay Marta Soul’s alter-ego unapologetically kisses 18 different men in the photography series “Idilios.” The red headed protagonist moves from idealized scene to idealized scene engaging in a single kiss with a different suitor each time. Soul says on her site, “immediate satisfaction is found in the kiss. […]

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Resistance and Persistence at Ingleby Gallery | thisistomorrow

Check out my article on the group show “Resistance and Persistence” at Ingleby Gallery. Ingleby Gallery’s current group exhibition ‘Resistance and Persistence’ takes its title from an essay by Sean Scully, which speaks of his dialogue with a small Giorgio Morandi painting at the Tate Gallery. In Scully’s mind, Morandi’s work stubbornly refuses to engage […]

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Senator Wendy Davis, Marina Abramovic, and the Art of the Filibuster

The Texas Senate met on the last day of the Special Session Tuesday night in order to discuss SB5 which would greatly limit the accessibility of clinics authorized to perform abortions throughout the State. To give you a metric, it is estimated that under the law only 5 of 42 existing clinics would be legal. […]

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Julien Previeux’s Video Uses Dancing Lightsabers To Show Us The Power Of Gesture | Beautiful Decay

Check out my article on Julien Previeux at BeautifulDecay: Julien Previeux’s Patterns of Life uses dancing lightsabers to reveal the simplicity and power of gesture. This 15 minute video is a highly choreographed work whose opening section uses light to uncover the essence of human movement. Dancers wired with lights illuminate the darkness and reveal the simplicity of movement. […]

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Mayan Toledano’s Evocative Photographs Of Adolescent Girls Capture The Melancholy Of Burgeoning Womanhood | Beautiful Decay

Check out my article on Mayan Toledo at BeautifulDecay Mayan Toledano uses evocative photographs of adolescent girls to show the melancholy of burgeoning womanhood. Combining glittered rainbow and unicorn imagery with loneliness and frustration, Toledano takes us behind a nymphette’s bedroom door. {Click here for entire article}

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Beauty, decadence and decay: “The Syphilis of Sisyphus” by Mary Reid Kelley

On the Winter/Spring edition of Gulf Coast Journal, we see a black and white Southern Belle coiffed, painted, and dressed for the evening. What we find out later is that Sisyphus, the protagonist of Mary Reid Kelley‘s writing/video/art piece “The Syphilis of Sisyphus,”  is a prostitute ready to pick up customers and desperately trying to […]

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Joanna Black Tells us What Ugly Doesn’t Look Like | Beautiful Decay

Check out this review of Joanna Black’s “Black Teeth White Heart” on Beautifuldecay.com. Joanna Black, a photographer, entrepreneur and collector in Edinburgh, UK, uses surrealist images to show us what ugly doesn’t look like. Her “Black Teeth White Heart” series is a compilation of Black’s nose, eyes, lips, and even toe nails in a style […]

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