Cultured Magazine Best of 2017

December 27, 2017



What museum/gallery/etc show are you most looking forward to in 2018?  Definitely Judy Chicago‘s debut exhibition at Salon 94 with works from the PowerPlay series (1982-87). Chicago’s work is of foundational importance, and now the full range of her work is reaching the public it deserves. People might be surprised to know that this is a body of work about men and masculinity. I can think of nothing more prescient.

Which cultural figure left an impression on you this year and why? Rachel Corbett and Amanda Schmitt, whose fearless pursuit of justice has changed everything in the art world and beyond.


What cultural happening has your attention for 2018? I’m looking forward to everyone who has felt victimized or shamed because of their gender, sexuality, or gender expression to feel the weight of that struggle lessened or removed.

What books are on your list for the remainder of 2017?  “The Hunger Years” by Jack Pierson; “This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary’s Baby,” text by James Munn; “Photography after Photography: Gender, Genre, Histor” by Abigail Solomon-Godeau; Rizzoli’s Genieve Figgis monograph; “The Films of Catherine Breillat” by Sophie Bélot and “The Professor” by Charlotte Brontë

What item tops your gift list?
Guerrilla Girls tea towels; a Jeff Koons Louis Vuitton bag; Judy Chicago’s Through the Flower scarf.