Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon

MUSIC: BEST OF 2015

December 2015

1 THE COATHANGERS (Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA, May 1) The Coathangers are an all-girl band from Atlanta, sort of punk, sort of No Wave, surprisingly original. We didn’t know what hit us! Cool desert air on the outside, hot and … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

SECOND ACT:

KIM GORDON TALKS WITH NICK MAUSS

March 2015

“EACH CLUB vies for the position of ‘favored art club,’ as a yet newer alternative to the art world’s alternative spaces. It seems to be what the art world wants.” Penned during the rise of Danceteria and Raymond Pettibon, Wild Style and No… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

The Best Exhibitions of 2014

THE ARTISTS' ARTISTS

December 2014

TO TAKE STOCK OF THE PAST YEAR, ARTFORUM ASKED AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ARTISTS TO SELECT THE SINGLE IMAGE, EXHIBITION, OR EVENT THAT MOST MEMORABLY CAPTURED THEIR EYE IN 2014.  OSCAR MURILLO KIM GORDON LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ Broad City is the… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Kim Gordon

May 2012

IN 1979, I was headed to New York from Los Angeles, and Mike decided to drive across the country with me to visit friends. On the way, we pulled into New Orleans. It was late at night and all the hotels were booked; the city held so many … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2012 [TOC]

Kim Gordon

MUSIC: BEST OF 2007

December 2007

KIM GORDON  1 Mouthus, Saw a Halo (Load Records) Soul without a soul sawing away at demons past even while gliding toward a future hell, this record has everything you could want from a listen: ecstasy, remorse, and the unknowable.  2 … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2007 [TOC]

AMERICAN PRAYERS

April 1985

MICKEY MOUSE, MARILYN MONROE, and Coca-Cola T-shirts are still popular all over the world, proving America’s ability to sell an image. But in the ’60s the youth of America, disillusioned with the American way, sought to escape from all this… READ ON

IN PRINT April 1985

I’M REALLY SCARED WHEN I KILL IN MY DREAMS” (FROM A LYRIC BY GLENN BRANCA)

January 1983

In the spring of 1981 the rock group Public Image Ltd. (PiL) played at the Ritz in New York. That club’s movie-scale video screen, which functioned as a barrier and was used to create or motivate the crowd’s reaction, was the center of the … READ ON

IN PRINT January 1983