AGNÈS VARDA

AGNÈS VARDA

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Melissa Anderson on Jack Hazan’s A Bigger Splash (1974)

Melissa Anderson on Jack Hazan’s A Bigger Splash (1974)

Film critic and 4columns Film editor Melissa Anderson talks about Jack Hazan’s “effulgently yet casually gay” A Bigger Splash (1974), an intimate documentary portrait of English-born artist David Hockney and his coterie. The film opens at Metrograph in New York on June 21, 2019.

To read more from Melissa Anderson on A Bigger Splash, pick up the Summer 2019 issue of Artforum, or read it online.

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THE IDENTITY ARTIST AND THE IDENTITY CRITIC

Hannah Black

THE PHRASE IDENTITY POLITICS is hard to approach directly because it is often put to use in contradictory ways. One is the really existing identity politics of, for example, the Hillary Clinton campaign. We are encouraged to vote for Clinton simply because she is a woman, as the writer Sydette Harry described in a 2015 essay for the New Inquiry: “The prospect of a woman presidential candidate is depoliticized into an overdue payment . . . something seen in 2008 as a sign of moral weakness in Black voters [i.e., voting for Obama because he is black] is considered a feminist rallying cry in white