Jan 27, 2010


my friend brilliant top dog gay artist Andrea Geyer invited me to a very exclusive chic dinner party last night where artists talk about art and politics. i had a cute look!!! you CAN'T see it here. it was basically what i call "the gray bag" (you CAN'T see it at all sorry) - it's a gray silk floor length dress that i thrifted for 2.99 and tailored and wore it backwards so it looks like a gray silk bag on my body.

oh here it is. this is the gray bag as a club look, which is different then when you wear it to a creative time board member's dinner party...

it was a very interesting discussion that went all over the place, so i couldn't really summarize - but basically people are both frustrated and psyched about the world and art right now. one thing that struck me as surprising (or maybe i just realized i'm thinking about this stuff differently now) was that people seem to reference "Hollywood" as standing in for the opposite of critical anti-capitalist cultural production. as someone who has recently settled into LA (and a queer person of color) i find this sort of blanket compartmentalizing to be problematic. i think there is a lot of potential for capitalist critique to be done within the spectrum of fashion glamor and entertainment... well obvz i do... AND simply within art. particuarly thinking about the legacy of institutional critique while sitting next to Mr. Haacke there, to whom thinking is deeply indebted. i mean alls i'm trying to say is that i think it would be useful to bring together the discourse with the social relations. like for example, just take what was in the room. i want to include folk's race, class, dress, gender, performance stuff - especially the fancy ass FOOD - into the theoretical discussion, that's more my jam. it's something that i find often to be true of art world social scenarios - that people are much more comfortable to act like that stuff is transparent or irrelevant to what's at stake.

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