Barbara Kruger

  • Over The Edge and Eating Raoul

    Lurking between Hollywood spectaculars and avant-garde cinema is a film genre that, while sometimes produced through Hollywood channels, is informed by the quirky marginality of the art movie. A number of directors schooled in the machinations of the exploitation film have been able to use this framework to couple the lasciviously seductive qualities of the category with issues not generally dealt with in the narrow repertoire of popular movies. At times comparable to Andy Warhol’s film productions (especially such films as Bad) and somewhat related to the cult style of the midnight-movie circuit,

  • “Young Turks,” a film by Stephen Seemayer

    There are rumors of boom in the Los Angeles art world. The development of the Museum of Contemporary Art, with its implications of international sanction, have detonated an already simmering real estate market in the downtown area. Dealers, real estate developers, and artists are gearing up for the gold rush; many artists and galleries have migrated downtown, nestling close to the soon-to-be-hatched new museum. As on Wall Street, Rodeo Drive, West Broadway, and the backlot at 20th Century–Fox, people are hungry here. Who gets served first should come as a surprise to no one.

    It is not a new