F visits SAIC artist Tiffany Suh who paints her friends and rotoscopes her films.
‘The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics.’
A division was created between more acceptable forms of homosexuality (i.e., devoted, monogamous, upstanding gay couples) and everyone else (i.e., S&M, body modification, trans, etc.). Opie represented these individuals in a way that valued their differences against the pressure to integrate into a more “palatable” version of homosexuality. “The Great Refusal” is thematically aligned with Opie’s desire for a multitude of perspectives on how queerness can and should be represented.
Andi Zeisler Reminds us why Criticism of Pop Culture is Indispensable.
Even as mass culture offers these neatly packaged answers to gender inequality by way of naïve books, Zeisler did assert that by speaking the common language of popular culture it is possible to get into more theoretical conversations about feminism and gender politics. As a tonic to the vapid non-fiction books, recent movies, TV shows and novels have offered more nuanced, but by no means all-encompassing, portrayals of women that cultural critics have flocked to analyze.
F visits SAIC New Media artist Bryan Peterson.