Barbara Rubin, Shameless Angel of the Avant-Garde
Barbara Rubin may have been something less than a great artist, but she was also something more. Rubin was a wild child and a force of nature whose drug-fueled trajectory through the Sixties counterculture is the subject of Chuck Smith’s new documentary Barbara Rubin and the Exploding New York Underground.
May 21, 2019
Kathy Acker, Sadeian Woman
It’s no surprise that Kathy Acker, who had the aura of a punk star and performed her readings with a slow, flat earnestness that utterly belied their often shocking content, felt at home at the ICA, an institution where the arts crossed over and mixed and mingled, as did their audiences.
May 10, 2019