ANTIGONE(2018)—an hour-long, 35mm, twin-projected film featuring Stephen Dillane and poet Anne Carson—is the centerpiece of a new Tacita Dean exhibition at the SerralvesMuseum in Portugal, which includes the artist’s early cinematic works and her recent large-scale blackboard drawings.
“CRAZY FOR VINCENTbelongs in the tradition of what you might call ‘fucked-up boy art’—not verifiably straight or gay, but just devoted to ogling the hot wreck of a handsome young thing out of his mind. Vincent [Marmousez] doesn’t call himself anythingwhether he’s hopping into a cerebral dude’s bed or frolicking with a babe… A history of this tradition might begin with Caravaggio’s Young SickBacchus, that self-portrait of the artist totally wasted with his flesh tinged green, move through Anne Carson’s verse novel Autobiography of Red (1998) and Larry Clark’s entire career, before climaxing with Ryan McGinley’s shots of the late DashSnow. Who could resist these beautiful hoodlums, even if their company turns out to be fatal?” — Charlie Fox*
CRAZY FOR VINCENT, by HERVÉ GUIBERT
1989, reprinted by Semiotext(e) in 2017, translation by Christine Pichini, introduction by Bruce Hainley.