Posts Tagged ‘institutions’

#Hashtags: Photographing the Invisible: LaToya Ruby Frazier at Brooklyn Museum

Huxtables, Mom, and Me

#visibility #labor #institutions #class #race #access Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier makes her New York solo debut with A Haunted Capital, a tightly crafted, personal-is-political installation at the Brooklyn Museum. The artist’s hometown of Braddock, a forgotten steel mill town in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is marked by a geography of postindustrial degradation. An outsider might take a social documentary approach to Braddock’s history and current woes. As an insider, Frazier documents that[.....]

#Hashtags: Punk Is Dead, Long Live Punk

27. Gallery View_430 Kings Road Period Room

#punk #institutions #historicity #commerce #style Is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Punk: Chaos to Couture the death knell of punk as a social and cultural movement? Certainly, the Met’s assertion that the locus of punk’s importance is in its influence on high fashion would indicate that it is no longer relevant to these larger concerns. The A-list attendees at May’s opening gala were decidedly mainstream[.....]

#Hashtags: International Alt Hinglish

Ai Weiwei. He Xie, 2010-present; installation view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, 2012. Collection of the artist. Photo: Cathy Carver.

#institutions #work #language #InternationalArtEnglish Writing in Triple Canopy last year, Alix Rule and David Levine coined the term “International Art English” (hereby referred to as IAE) to describe a linguistic mode that is part polyglot, part jargon—peppered with French, German, and Latin but based on the structure of English. The authors took this hybrid language to task for lending a veneer of substance to numerous examples of art[.....]