RIP Mother Flawless Sabrina, Star of First Drag Docu “The Queen”
Sat, 18/11/17 – 9:00 | No Comment

The drag community lost a trailblazer with the passing of Mother Flawless Sabrina Friday night. Born Jack Doroshow in Philadelphia in 1939, she helped transform drag from an amusement for straight people into an art form that celebrated queer identity.
Doroshow first tried on women’s clothing as an 8-year-old, and by 19 had perfected the Sabrina […]

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Lorna Simpson “Momentum”
Monday, 23 Feb, 2009 – 21:19 | No Comment
Lorna Simpson “Momentum”

Over the past five years, Lorna Simpson has been making artwork that explores the relationship of the photographic archive to self-fashioning.   With Momentum, Simpson continues her exploration of history and memory with a new video and a suite of serigraphs on felt that draw on a monumental event from the artist’s own past.
Her new video, […]

Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” Exhibition
Sunday, 22 Feb, 2009 – 23:02 | No Comment
Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” Exhibition

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression […]

“David Bowie, Artist” Exhibition
Saturday, 21 Feb, 2009 – 13:36 | No Comment
“David Bowie, Artist” Exhibition

David Bowie, Artist, a public program, will celebrate this singular talent who has continued to be a constant innovator in performance-based practices. Expanding past his notoriety as a musician, David Bowie, Artist showcases the too-often-overlooked diversity and multifaceted nature of Bowie’s total artistic output. Presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and […]

Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960
Friday, 20 Feb, 2009 – 0:06 | No Comment
Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960

 
Performance art is generally experienced live, but what documents it and ensures its enduring life is, above all, photography. Yet photography plays a constitutive role, not merely a documentary one, when performance is staged expressly for the camera (often in the absence of an audience), and the images that result are recordings of an event […]

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 14:06 | No Comment
Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous contrasts of certain colors. This exhibition will focus on […]

Abstract Expressionist New York
Wednesday, 18 Feb, 2009 – 0:35 | No Comment
Abstract Expressionist New York

Jackson Pollock
 
More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in the New Yorker in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and […]