Posts Tagged ‘Hyperallergic’

Summer Session – Artist Orlan Tries Again to Sue Lady Gaga for Plagiarism

Left: Orlan, “Bump Load” (2009), mixed media, 170 x 100 x 200 cm (via; right: cover image for Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’

This month our Summer Session is about celebrity, and today we bring you an article by Claire Voon from our friends at Hyperallergic. Voon updates us on artist Orlan’s ongoing lawsuit with Lady Gaga, whom she claims has plagiarized her “theme and aesthetics,” in addition to several of her specific works, in order to generate publicity for her pop career. This article was first published on January[…..]

Summer Reading – Entire First-Year MFA Class Drops Out in Protest at the University of Southern California


Today’s selection for our Summer Reading series comes from DS West Coast regional editor Vivian Sming, who notes: “It’s back-to-school season, and Matt Stromberg’s coverage of USC’s en masse MFA drop out remains a topical discussion, as academic institutions increasingly restructure their focus toward administration.” This article was originally published on Hyperallergic on May 15, 2015. Citing “the University’s unethical treatment of its students,” the[…..]

Summer Reading – Where Are the Women of Color in New Media Art?

Screenshot from Morehshin Allahyari’s “The 3D Additivist Manifesto” (2015), a collaboration with Daniel Rourke.

Today we continue our Summer Reading series with an article from our friends at Hyperallergic. Author Ben Valentine worked with writer/curator Dorothy Santos to send a questionnaire to women of color (WOC) and queer or trans women of color, and the responses were included in “Where Are the Women of Color in New Media Art?” This article was originally published on April 7, 2015.  Not long ago I wrote[…..]

The Bermuda Triangle of Art

William Powhida, Bill by Bill, installation at Charlie James Gallery, April 2013

Courtesy of the arts blog Hyperallergic, today we bring you the artwork of William Powhida. You have just a few more hours to catch his solo show “Bill by Bill” at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles. If you’re in the area you should definitely make the effort to go: the work is sharp and funny and outspoken in a way that’s rarely seen in a[…..]