Category Archives: history of popular culture

“Don’t Try To Sell Me Your Fear”

Some Tracey Emin’s comments on feminism to mark “International Women’s Day 2015” 

(via: Phaidon Press) “…The press was cruel, because they didn’t just dislike my work; they disliked me, personally—my voice, the way I dress, the way I look, my attitude. I’m sure they wouldn’t have carried on that way if I were a man. I’m absolutely convinced of that.” In response to Christensen’s question:  You think that you were reviewed more critically because you’re a woman? Emin replies: “Yes,” adding, “When someone tells me I can’t do something, I say, “Yes, I can. Watch me.” And I think that can annoy some people. You know that double standard: when men shout, they’re ‘taking charge’ or ‘giving orders,’ but when women shout, they’re ‘screaming.’ It’s that kind of cliché.”

Tracy Emin


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Posted by on March 8, 2015 in art, history of popular culture


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Design For The Ear & Eye (MoMA)

Right on the heels of exhibit opening by musician Björk (which I will cover later) is an exhibit at MoMA about how design. visual arts, and music have affected each other, mostly in the 20th and 21st centuries. Making Music Modern : Design For The Ear & Eye is an interactive exhibit featuring art, photography and technical innovations that changed how we’ve interacted with music and visuals in the past 100 years or so. From the MoMA site: “Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, Making Music Modern gathers designs for auditoriums, instruments, and equipment for listening to music, along with posters, record sleeves, sheet music, and animation.” 

The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries

The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries


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