The words, “Southern Rites”, are at once a pun on the American ritual of prom… and an echo of the infamous canard, “state’s rights”.
“It was the dreamscape of the suburbs that interested me.” An Interview with Bill Henson by Sabine Mirlesse Sabine Mirlesse: 1985 is work you shot thirty years ago – what were you doing in Egypt? Bill Henson: As a boy I was obsessed with Egypt and Egyptology. I’m convinced it’s not that uncommon. A […]
Art shouldn’t be a product of the art world, but a product of the world world. By Owen Campbell I told my friend I was reading Glenn O’Brien’s intro essay to Dash Snow’s I Love You, Stupid. He said he always thought Dash Snow was a shitty artist and immediately exited Gchat. I never […]
Strippers, drug dealers, and psychics (sometimes they’re the same person). By Owen Campbell, ASX, December 2014 Somewhere in Oregon, a stripper boofed molly and fainted inside a hollow cake; she may have contracted giardia. Earlier, in California, an earthquake cracked the earth and released noxious spores of mold, afflicting those nearby with what is known […]
“I was coming out of the Fifties, you know, I’m like a child of the Eisenhower era where everything was hidden, everything was secret, there were all these things that weren’t talked about. Drugs weren’t talked about. Alcoholism in families wasn’t talked about. Child abuse wasn’t talked about. Nothing was talked about. I mean, […]
“People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.” By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films by Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor-Wood and Larry Clark were shown at Cannes under the title Destricted. […]
still image from Impaled @ Larry Clark Educating Larry Clark By Philippa Hawker, originally published in The Age, September 2007 The Destricted project was, in many ways, an invitation to go too far – to test boundaries and to step outside them. It’s a feature film made up of seven short works by seven […]
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 […]
FADER and Hennessy ‘Wild Rabbit’ photographer Sandy Kim talks about what inspires her raw and intimate work.
America’s Most Prominent Locus of Stupidity (Florida) – Paul Kwiatkowski ‘And Every Day Was Overcast’ (2013)
The recent past has seen the amplification of Florida as America’s most prominent locus of ignominy. And Every Day Was Overcast By Owen Campbell, ASX, November 2013 The recent past has seen the amplification of Florida as America’s most prominent locus of ignominy. Florida’s lavish multitude of embarrassments are mostly trivial and comic, yet […]
from Kids, Larry Clark By E. Margolis, Arizona State University, Humanity & Society, Volume 20, Number 2, May 1996 You have seen their faces. In the core of every American city young kids wander the streets getting stoned, spare changing, fighting, scratching, and hanging out. They wear tribal badges: tattoos, camo clothes and skin heads, […]
“When I first moved to New York I never wanted to leave. I think I might have left the city once over a period of seven years.” Ryan McGinley in Conversation with Gerald Matt and Synne Genzmer, September, 2007, Kunsthalle Wien, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln Q: In your photography you take up […]