The Performance of Contemporary Art [Part 2] by Adam MacHose

In part one, I wrote about a theme that has emerged in this column of the mercurial nature of artistic quality. i.e. one day this is good art; the next day that is good art. Even the eye of the beholder is fickle. I continued by identifying some trends among the professional artist community. In general, the traits listed were those of non-conformists because conformity is antithetical to individualistic creation. If one is expressing oneself, then one is not marching in formation. Expression of truth is inevitable because the human animal is not strong enough to suppress it indefinitely. Even a … Continue reading The Performance of Contemporary Art [Part 2] by Adam MacHose

Deamon Love: Dennis Cooper by James Carraghan

On a whim I went to the blog I had not checked in on in a long while, only to find there was no blog. Everything had been replaced with a page stating that the blog had been closed down for violating terms of use. This was not in and of itself surprising: transgressive artists should expect to face censorship challenges. It would not be anything remarkable if not for what happened after. Things disappear off of the internet all the time. The real puzzle was the reason behind the disappearance, as well as the complete absence of a warning … Continue reading Deamon Love: Dennis Cooper by James Carraghan