RANDY

THE LESBIANDYKETRANNYFAG ARTZINE

Narcissister + A. L. Steiner present “Winter/Spring Collection” on MoCA.TV

Emerging from the hole whence we all come, visual and performance artists Narcissister + A.L. Steiner present “Winter/Spring Collection”. This Los Angeles-centric video blurs and fuses imageries of anatomy, landscape, technology, pleasure and leisure. The artists unite their shared interest in the performative body via the tropes of burlesque, vernacular of feminism and figurations of sensuality. This video explores the interiorities and externalizations of the corporeal via juicy fruits, hard nuts + hardcore posers. C’mon feel the noize!

Creative Direction: Narcissister + A.L. Steiner
Camera + Editing: A.L. Steiner
Costumes + Props: Narcissister
Music: Narcissister and Earthmasters with Katrina Stoneheart
Special thanks to Gretchen Ryan
Dedicated to the memory of Sarah Benzaquen Lumpkin
Commissioned by MOCAtv // All Rights Reserved // 2013

Sadie Benning @ Callicoon Fine Arts gallery, NYC

Callicoon Fine Arts is pleased to present War Credits, an exhibition by Sadie Benning, the artist’s first one­-person show with the gallery, featuring new paintings and a recently completed video. Opening on April 7th, with a reception from 6 -­ 8pm, the exhibition will run through May 12, 2013.

Sadie Benning is a video maker, visual artist, and musician. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1973 and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Benning received an M.F.A. from Bard College where she is currently co-chair of the film and video department. She is a former member and cofounder of the music group Le Tigre. Benning’s work had been exhibited internationally since 1990 and is in many permanent collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, The Fogg Art Musuem, and the Walker Art Center.

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iO Tillet Wright for Saint Le Roq

iO Tillett Wright is an artist whose work focuses on the leading margins of contemporary life and culture and long term friend and contributor of Randy.  She’s left very profound marks in New York art scene in wide spectrum of genre and media.  Her new creation is captivating video featuring new single L.A. based electronic band Saint Le Roq.

Saint Le Roq is the musical project of Los Angeles based musician/ producers Anon (Anna Sitko) and Kim Anh. Influenced by classic house, new wave, disco and post-punk music, Saint Le Roq incorporates the use of analog synthesizers, guitars, vocals and other live instrumentation to create a deep, unique sound.

Please your eyes and ears here.

RANDY @ MoMA PS1

Photos from Randy Zine’s Sunday Session this past March 24th. Hosting performances by Niv Acosta, boychild, Colin Self, a reading by Jess Arndt and animation by Meriem Bennani, we welcomed nearly 700 people into the packed dome.

PHOTO CREDIT: CHARLES ROUSSEL

Thank you!!


Thank you to all who attended Randy Zine’s Sunday Session this past March 24th. Hosting performances by Niv Acosta, boychild, Colin Self, a reading by Jess Arndt and animation by Meriem Bennani, we welcomed nearly 700 people into the packed dome. Thank you everyone for making it such a beautiful and successful afternoon. Stay tuned for more events and the next issue of Randy, due out in early summer!

RANDY ZINE @ MoMA PS1, Mar 24

MoMA PS1 Sunday Sessions presents
An afternoon of performances hosted by RANDY ZINE

Sunday, March 24, 2013
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
3–6 PM · VW Dome

Randy Zine, an international queer arts publication, presents STOP CALLING ME NAMES, an afternoon of readings, video, sound and performances. As an exploratory platform for artists, writers, curators and dreamers, Randy houses the conversations we care about. The event features a dance performance by Niv Acosta, dramatic readings by Jess Arndt, animation by Meriem Bennani and live performances by Colin Self and boychild.

Randy featured on Two Thousand!!

EXCERPT

A few months ago I found myself having a seriously gay ol’ time on the streets of New York. With the intention of going to a queer magazine launch as the climax of our rampage, we crisscrossed Chelsea first – Stonewall, Julius’ & Cubbyhole – all the highlights of lowlifes. By the time we staggered out of a cab on the Lower East Side, the launch party was over. We drank away our sorry sorrows at the closest gay bar we could find and became besotted with a familiar looking guy in a cowboy hat holding up the bar. Way out of my usual sense of composure, I was prodded in his direction to ask where we knew him from. He lifted his hat and said with a sly drawl, “You ever heard of the YMCA, honey?”

For a few hours we were best friends with the original Village person Randy Jones, with the blurry selfies to prove it. The party we’d missed by a merkin was for Randy #3, presumably not named for Jones. Now in its third issue, Randy first appeared in 2010, a joint enterprise between artists A.K. Burns and Sophie Mörner to “deliver images and words from the hot queerdom of radical revolution.” They both know a thing or two about that. Mörner founded Capricious, which publishes a long-running, self-titled photography journal as well as artist monographs and magazines like the Netherlands-based GLU (Girls Like Us). Burns, whose multi-disciplinary work is exhibited widely, is probably best known here for co-directing “sociosexual” film Community Action Center, which was banned from screening at last year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney.

For the latest issue, Mörner and Burns have added Clark Solack to their editorial mix, and given the magazine a subheading: ‘Stop Calling Me Names’, exploring representations of gender, art and sex in a cool, inclusive way. It’s like a Gender Studies class taught by people you’d want to see on a dancefloor as much as at a symposium. Often involving their peers from feminist genderqueer art collective LTTR, the contributions range from a thrilling conversation between trans artist/activists Tuesday Smillie and Reina Gossett to new work by Sadie Benning, topped off with a Klub Kid Vintage fashion spread. Randyconnects the dots between political picket signs, movement pieces and leggings emblazoned with smileys. It’s crazy, sexy, cool and political too. A cowboy BFF lasts just one night but a queer art journal is forever.

Detouched @ Project Arts Centre, Jan 25 -Mar 30

DETOUCHED Exhibition is on view in Project Arts Centre in Dublin.

Detouched isn’t a word.  As a word that isn’t a word, it exists somewhere between retouched and detached. It’s also fairly close to untouched, which means that it has a lot to do with touch. It might be best understood as describing a detached sense of touch, or an act of touching that doesn’t involve an act of touching, however paradoxical that may sound.

11AM – 8PM
25 JAN – 30 MAR 2013
Visual Arts

Conributors: A.K. Burns (US), Alice Channer (UK), Sunah Choi (KR), Dennis Oppenheim (US) & Seth Price (US)

Curated by
Anthony Huberman (US/CH)

For more details click here.

Otherwild’s Grand Re-Opening!!

Our friends at Otherwild are re-opening their shop this week in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood!!

Randy @ Fourth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, March 9-10

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 9 and 10, 2013. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 50 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and abroad. The fair is free and open to the public.

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21218
March 9 & 10, 12 PM – 6PM Saturday & Sunday

For more info head to: www.openspacebaltimore.com