London's PUBLIC gallery is opening IM GOOD THANKS, a solo exhibition by the renowned Catalan artist Joan Cornellà. I've mentioned him previously. But, the link above has an image of his work, Mumm, that exemplifies everything that I love about his work, i.e., it's transgressive social commentary. Not for everyone, but I think it's hilarious.
"The subterranean and uniquely American folkloric practice of hobo and rail worker graffiti is discovered in this gritty and picaresque artist-made film. Who is Bozo Texino? ostensibly chronicles a search for the story behind a legendary boxcar graffiti—-a simple sketch of a blank-staring cowboy character with the scrawled moniker “Bozo Texino.” In the course of … Continue reading Who Is Bozo Texino? — Bill Daniel
"Mommy, I have changed my name to "The Sixth Jackson."Wait, really? I'm supposed to say, 'This in my son, 'The Sixth Jackson.'?'No. You are supposed to say, "This is the Sixth Jackson." And then I will show them my moves. And then they will understand.Damn."—Mira Jacob. "37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son." Buzzfeed. June … Continue reading 37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son
https://vimeo.com/263398514 Nine Paley is the artist behind Sita Sings the Blues, previously mentioned on this blog back in 2017.
"In 2025, applications will be accepted for the job of a lifetime—literally. A fair starting salary, with annual wage increases that match those for Swedish government workers, vacation time, even a pension, and the job is yours for as long as you do it. So what’s the job? Anything you want. Each morning, the chosen … Continue reading Eternal Employment: Do Whatever You Want in a Swedish Train Station Forever