19 days ago | Visual Arts
"Between History and the Body" is a damned good summer show on view in a vaguely corporate art space you've never heard of. Called the 8th Floor, the gallery occupies — wait for it — the eighth story of a sleek sliver of a Chelsea building; its in...
26 days ago | Art Reviews
In the cheery parlance of American self-help, if you suffered and have a pulse, you're called a survivor. But that jolly cult, meant to encourage folks to get on with it, is feeling strain, pressured on one side by the assaulted, who publicly anno...
2 months ago | Art Reviews
The Norman Rockwell of gay pornographers, Tom of Finland imagined utopian tableaux of Olympian fucking, a world of unbound sexual pleasure where nary a worry interrupts a cock's travels from ass to mouth and back again. In Tom's drawings, sex happ...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
Let us not praise famous men, shall we? Fine, sure: We won't. And Lisa Ruyter won't either, even if her latest exhibition appears to threaten to do just that. Rest assured, the show's name is tongue in appropriated cheek, as are its images. Yet ev...
3 months ago | Visual Arts
"You complete me" works just as well for conceptual art as it does for rom-coms. Like so many Jerry Maguires, conceptual works would be nothing without us; they're only fully realized inside our heads. The urge to create art that's needy seems par...
3 months ago
When the Metropolitan Museum's latest Costume Institute show asks, "Do I look fat?" it's not fishing for a compliment. Spread over 30,000 square feet — that's three times the size of any previous fashion show at the museum — "China: Th...