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This Week’s Must See Events: Feminist Icons and the Mechanics of the Gaze

by Paddy Johnson on April 4, 2016
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Need a break from relentless election coverage? Too bad. You’re going to have to wait until November for that—and definitely skip a few art events. And we don’t recommend doing that, because this week feminist icons Martha Wilson and Martha Rosler will speak at Pratt. Given that both their work smartly addresses politics, the subject is sure to come up in discussion and will likely offer a few illuminating perspectives. We’re looking forward to it.

Other highlights in our wheelhouse: tech shows! MVR 3 at Babycastles and Mark Dorf and Sara Ludy at SVA will have you covered. Also—the gaze! Anne Collier’s photographs at Anton Kern often picture the mechanics of reproduction—think image of an eye in paper cutter. They creep us out, but in just the right way.

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Various Ways Jello Can Scare You: Jello Takes New York

by Paddy Johnson on June 27, 2011
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What’s more disgusting than warm jello? Rapists, but they weren’t around, so I paid the eight dollar entrance fee at Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn for the privilege of looking at and eating multicolored goo cups. Dubbed “Jello Takes New York”, the event was a convergence of food and gelatin innovators from across the city, proving that jello is just as expressive a medium as vaseline.

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