Whether our interpretation of this mythological figure comes from Kit Carson dime novels, Clint Eastwood westerns, comic books, or Marlboro ads, the image of the cowboy is central to American identity.
"I am young, and the young do not number many here, but it is fair to say we have the run of the place." So begins Irish writer Colin Barrett's sharp and lively debut Young Skins (Black Cat), six short stories and one novella set in contemporary, rural Ireland.
This spring, Alex Gartenfeld, MOCA North Miami curator and former senior editor of Art in America and Interview online, communicates the city's trials, tribulations, and excesses in "Empire State. Arte a New York Oggi."
What happens when you curate a show gathering new work from six iconic photographers—including William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, and Ryan McGinley—in which the central theme is not the work produced but the camera used?