Fabio Sgroi: No Future, Every Future

“1) Violence is total. This is exemplified not only by placing the punk character in films such as “Return of the Living Dead” or “Suburbia” or “Warriors” as the outcast and misunderstood alienist as transgressor…”

Bp Laval: Take the world in a love embrace!

“Laval creates a disturbing emotional wilderness, drawing us as viewers into his bush of ghosts with a sense that anything could happen—a couple doing it in the road, a threesome engaged on a mystic highway, a goddess as figurehead on the vehicle in the car chase. Voyeuristic, atavistic, altruistic”.

Cucurrucucu: Considering the Crime

“Perhaps it is a fantasy that one could wield power over the representation of death by its abstracted nature? Is this not a dangerous game to play god over the image of death?”

The Political Image as Embodiment of Cyclical Failure

“The image itself is being hailed as an icon of the current struggle between the American police state and the tremors of their abhorrent measure to kill young black Americans, which is no doubt racially and economically motivated”.

Francis Bacon on Violence, Suffering and Painting for Himself

Painting, 1946 @ The Estate of Francis Bacon “”I think that life is violent and most people turn away from that side of it in an attempt to live a life that is screened. But I think they are merely fooling themselves. I mean, the act of birth is a violent thing, and the act […]

ASX.TV Talks to Dennis Cooper About Art, Serial Killers, Social Media and His Book GONE

Brad Feuerhelm talks to the controversial author about art, serial killers, social media and the book GONE published by Infinity Land Press. Dennis Cooper is an American writer, artist, and critic living in Paris. His writing often features dark sexual imagery and critical prose investigations on the topics of murder, death, and the inadequacy of […]

Larry Clark’s Memory

Memory is largely based on lived experience. We remember important events that mark the passage of time, and as we get further away from those events our memories may be distorted; we lose details and make additions along the way. By Megan Bradley, first published  in Volume 3 of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History […]