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Brooklyn artist Lesley Dill was intrigued by the experiences of early settlers who attempted to traverse and put down roots in the American wilderness. As she began researching, she uncovered dramatic stories of European immigrants who, she explains, “were afraid of the wilderness out there surrounding them and the wilderness inside them.” … read more.
Biosphere is about a strong and unbreakable bond that brings magic, queerness, and science to the screen. The film opens brilliantly with just two men jogging around a geodesic dome roughly the size of a one bedroom apartment, arguing passionately about the dynamic between Nintendo characters Mario and Luigi.… read more.
Iiu Susiraja’s current exhibit at New York’s MOMA PS1 is strange and discomforting in all the right ways. Through her photographs, Iiu Susiraja (pronounced ee-you susi-rah-yah) raises taboo topics, such as consumption, body image, and sexuality, through unique and affecting methods. It’s not exactly a cheerful viewing, but it is certainly interesting and engaging enough to reflect on one’s own life through the images.… read more.
The idea of infinity used to scare me. The idea that things just keep going—without stopping and without meaning—brought out a little bit of nihilism in me. Then I saw the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Her aptly named “Infinity Rooms” moved me to wonder and joy.
Yayoi fills a mirror-walled room with some kind of sculpture (whether it is her iconic yellow and black polka-dotted pumpkin, or sometimes just strings of lights).… read more.
It would be a safe bet to say that most of the line snaking outside of MoMA thinks of Georgia O’Keeffe as a synonym for pastel flowers. Going into this summer’s new exhibition of her work, among the other uninitiated, a friend and I were able to wax poetic about dainty blooms, beautiful colors, and vibrant oil paintings that grace the covers of twelve month calendars.… read more.
Many films considered “classics” still hold a place in the annals of film, but Midnight Cowboy stands alone. A humble film with a down and dirty plot, Midnight Cowboy secures its staying power through nuance and subtext.
The only X-rated film to ever win an Academy Award (three, in fact), Midnight Cowboy shocked audiences with far from glamorous sexual scenes, yet it appeared at a time when film-goers were in need of a shock to the system.… read more.