Leigh Ledare’s projects involve interpersonal triangulations in which the camera plays a crucial role and all parties, viewers included, are implicated. Upon A.R.T. Press’s publication of a book-length dialogue between him and Rhea Anastas, Ledare revisits recent works with novelist Chris Kraus.
“My addiction has to do with performance, with creating a very real situation and then dealing with all the physical problems surrounding it.” —Matthew Barney
Things to remember better: Ferd Eggan entered my life in San Francisco in 1969, the year I dropped out of Berkeley.
Titillating and nausea-producing? Certainly. Transgressive? Maybe. Forrest Muelrath reviews Paul McCarthy: WS at the Park Avenue Armory.
“We wanted to do something that was the opposite of what people would expect.”
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Justin Spring weaves a revealing biography of Samuel M. Steward, the novelist and professor who had hidden identities as a tattoo artist and pornographer.
The notion of secret identity is celebrated cross-culturally; worldwide, the entertainment and service industries exploit its implicit escapism, that very human urge to live out something beyond the ordinary, out of the grasp of the everyday.
“Awkward moments and mutual hostility” abound in this conversation with artist and provocateur Andres Serrano on his most recent collection of photographs of dead bodies.
Artist Nancy Spero talks to Sue Williams about her “violent, cartoonish, explicit, voracious” paintings, influenced by past victimization and interpreted in a myriad of ways.