“James Franco: New Film Stills,” at Pace Gallery, restages Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills.”
Roberta Smith destroys James Franco’s “Art” in her NYT review:
"The deep content here, beneath the entitled narcissism, is a confused desperation that seems to drive Mr. Franco’s pursuit of visual art. It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for him, while also wishing that someone or something would make him stop."
Feminism Is a Pile of Dicks - Sarah Lucas’s “Peen Show” is void of the prequisite ‘baby’s arm holding an apple’, and while friendly to both museums and private collectors, lacks any sort of clear message. They’re big, they’re shiny and hey, how bout them photographs. Art F City squares it away: “And with that vague message about the world we live in, we’re left to wonder if Lucas is celebrating the D (as a monumental weapon), if it’s to be reviled (as a cold, dead chicken), or just, well, eaten as a banana. We just know that most of these objects are shiny—they’re meant to be looked at—and that they’re for sale. Nothing more, nothing less than a pile of dicks.”
In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town.This was the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world.
Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds.