Art

RORSCHACH TEST

Bruce LaBruce on Gen Z, GHB, and Double Penetration

May 16, 2024

In this week’s Rorschach Test, the artist and pornographer sounds off on Pride Month, steam rooms, campus protests, and his “deep sexual fetish for rough trade.”

OPENING

Lucky DeBellevue Paints the Sexy, Tortured Worlds of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

May 13, 2024

“I didn’t want to shy away from sexuality,” says the downtown painter, who painted stills from a number of the German director’s films for his new solo exhibition.

PANEL

For Artist Diedrick Brackens, Weaving Is An Act of Religion

May 10, 2024

“Ritual in some sense is about repetition, and repetition is a holy act,” says the 35-year old artist about what drives his textile practice.

CLICK

“You Ghosted Andy Warhol”: Magdalena Wosinska, in Conversation With Christopher Makos

May 10, 2024

The two photographers got on Zoom to talk about celebrity egos, making it in Tinseltown, and Wosinska’s new book “Fulfill the Dream,” a document of the 90s skate scene.

OPENING

Artist Nikita Gale Is Watching You From the Nosebleeds

May 9, 2024

The LA-based artist’s new exhibition at Petzel Gallery imagines a stadium’s nosebleed seats as “not just a position and a space, but a theoretical, philosophical position.”

SMOKE BREAK

“Explore Page Realness”: A Nine-Minute Cig With Artist Kiernan Francis

May 9, 2024

For our inaugural installation of Smoke Break, we caught up with artist and filmmaker Kiernan Francis at his raucous LES opening.

VENICE BIENNALE

For Jonathan Lyndon Chase, A Masterpiece Emerges From the Rubble

May 8, 2024

“I’m very interested in this idea of what our bodies carry,” says the 35-year-old artist. “If we take something like paper and crumple it, it always kind of holds a memory.”

IN CONVERSATION

“My Career Is Down the Drain”: Bjarne Melgaard, in Conversation With Nicole Eisenman

May 2, 2024

“I’ve been portrayed as the biggest drugged out, money-hungry whore ever to exist in Scandinavian art,” says Melgaard, whose works are currently on view in “Barney Does it All” at Faurschou Gallery.

IN CONVERSATION

Sedrick Chisom Shows Kara Walker His Apocalyptic Vision

May 1, 2024

Ahead of his debut solo show, the painter got together with friend and mentor Kara Walker to discuss everything from dystopia to utopia and Lacan to Freud.

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ART

Michaël Borremans Reveals His True Colors to Luca Guadagnino

April 30, 2024

At his studio in Ghent and with some help from his celebrated filmmaker friend, the enigmatic Belgian confronts himself.

IN STUDIO

Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson on Cyborgs, Filler, and Film-Snobs

April 26, 2024

“When I started doing all of this work, it was rejected and not paid attention to,” says the 83-year-old artist, whose show “Anti-Aging” is currently on view at Bridget Donahue.

SALONE

Lucas Oliver Mill of @CollectorWalls Paints Milan Red at Salone

April 22, 2024

In Milan for Salone del Mobile, we talked design dreams and interiors icks with the man behind the beloved Instagram account @CollectorWalls.

PRESENCE

Curator Legacy Russell Unpacks the Meaning Behind Black Meme

April 19, 2024

“One of the problems with Black representation is speed, and we deserve slowness.”

IN CONVERSATION

Olivia Erlanger Invites Aubrey Plaza Inside Her Industrial Futurama

April 18, 2024

Before the opening of her debut solo show at the Contemporary Arts Museum, the artist talked to Aubrey Plaza about haunted appliances and pill-popping housewives.

Venice Biennale

“I’m Happy to Be an Object”: Miles Greenberg, in Conversation With Klaus Biesenbach

April 17, 2024

“I feel I’m quite happy to be an object,” the artist told Klaus Biesenbach ahead of his ambitious performance at Palazzo Malipiero. “I think that’s always the goal, in a way.”

SCULPTOR

“Turn This Fucking Butt Plug Off”: Meet Rubber Sculptor Rich Aybar

April 16, 2024

The designer calls up his collaborator, Raul Lopez, to talk metrosexuality and “chic horniness.”

NOSTALGIA

Photographer Jason Byron Gavann Takes Us Inside Boston’s Unsung Queer Scene

April 11, 2024

“All my friends were transforming themselves from boys to girls,” says the artist, whose photographs of 1970s Boston nightlife are on display at the Tufts University.

OPENING

Mary Lovelace O’Neal Finds Interviews “Fucking Stupid.” But Not This One.

April 2, 2024

“People ask me about specific things and I just can’t remember,” says the 82-year-old painter, who has new shows at Marianne Boesky and the Whitney Biennial. “I got a lot of shit in my head.”

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Santigold and Frank Ockenfels 3 Take Us Behind the Scenes of Their Spirituals Videos

March 26, 2024

“When I thought of this record, I thought of this idea of catching the spirit,” says Santigold, who enlisted Frank Ockenfels 3 to shoot a series of vignettes for her comeback album.

OPENING

“You Can’t Teach Sauce”: Allen-Golder Carpenter Examines Rap Culture at No Gallery

March 22, 2024

“If I really spoke and acted the way I wanted to, I’d scare all the money away,” says the artist, who walked us through their brand-new solo show at No Gallery downtown.