Monthly Archives: October 2011

Three. Two. One. Performa 11

Performa, the visual art performance biennial, is descending upon the city for the first three weeks of November. In its fourth and ever growing iteration, the biennial’s diverse schedule traverses theatre, poetry, comedy, film and music, and includes truly innovative performances. Many are even free while others require an RSVP, and others, paid tickets. Our [...]

Stephen Felton

Stephen Felton has been making art since he was 15, at first drawn to graffiti, spray painting walls turned to coloring abandoned houses and cars shades of pink and purple, he now makes art that is either really simple or really complicated, depending on how you look at it. Felton chooses to call his work [...]

In Conversation with Lele Saveri: Incubi et Succubi

When at night we close our eyes, the ensuing darkness wraps us in a blanket of fear. Photographer Lele Saveri’s latest book, Incubi et Succubi, is about turning this notion on its head, bringing his most intimate nightmares to light through visual tales of fear—and love. Olivia Fincato: Why “incubi”? Lele Saveri: I wanted to [...]

The Living Ruins of the Uranian Phalanstery

The current vogue for “ruin porn” – the sensationalized and aestheticized images of dereliction and decay – was on our minds when Salome Oggenfuss and I visited the Uranian Phalanstery on a hot and humid day last September. Salome had heard from a colleague about two decrepit old interconnected brownstones on East 4th St, between [...]

Grey’s Anatomy

The first time I saw Agnes Martin’s work in a gallery space was at Dia:Beacon. As so many others have no doubt done too, I went there alone, to escape the city. It was a crisp Fall day and on the train ride up, the Hudson river flickered through the window in flashes of green [...]

In Conversation with Richard Kern

Richard Kern is difficult to pin down. He has shot for some of the most well-known publications in contemporary culture, including GQ, Hustler, and Playboy, as well as independent magazines such as Purple and V Magazine, but it is his work for the subversive cult publication Vice with which his style is most affiliated. Kern has used Vice as [...]

Rotter & Friends x Dossier

Dossier‘s most recent issue features T. Cole Rachel in conversation with the legendary Stevie Nicks. In the interview, among other things, Stevie talks about the long-running NYC event Night of a 1000 Stevies, a costume ball full of ethereal Stevie Nicks gypsies. To accompany the feature, Brooklyn-based illustrator Jess Rotter has collaborated with Dossier through [...]

David Malek

Artist David Malek composes otherworldly yet industrial paintings that at first glance look as if they could be digital, but instead are painstakingly handcrafted, rooted in symmetry and color reminiscent of another time. He does all of this with ordinary, hardware store bought materials and a head full of philosophy. Here he talked with Timothée [...]

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie is the American-born composer behind two decades worth of transcendent ambient projects including Stars of the Lid, The Dead Texan and Aix Em Klemm, and collaborations with some of the world’s best-known avant-garde pop artists such as Sparklehorse and The Flaming Lips. His latest project, A Winged Victory For the Sullen, pairs [...]

Human Evolution 2.0

“If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.” – Henry Miller Technology is an evolutionary force, sling-shooting the species forward as never before. We are fast approaching a new renaissance, an age of wonder and radical possibility. A recent essay from NextNature entitled EntryParadise spoke about [...]