Less eye candy than mind map, ‘Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia’ manages to radically reframe a period of creative ferment that remains weakly understood and remembered within the histories of art and design.
The Thing is Alive
Mark Leckey wants to invoke the spectral and increasingly animated correspondences between beasts, machines, and the human bodymind.
Foreword: HFT The Gardener
HFT The Gardener extends Suzanne Treister’s impish fascination with esoteric translation, the cybernetics of consciousness, and the hallucinatory aesthetics that radiate from real-world circulations of power.
Rick Griffin, Superstar
A look at the art and spiritual struggle of the great psychedelic poster artist.
Rick Griffin, Superstar, Pt. 2
Rick Griffin finds the Lord.
Magnificent underground esoteric temples
The New Eye
A definition and overview of Visionary Art, with a brief meditation on tradition.
The Alchemy of Trash
A sacred (and profane) exploration of some of California's visionary collage and assumblage artists, including Wallace Berman, Jess, and Simon Rodia.
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States
An indepth review of the LA MOCA show that explored the connection between altered states and art.
Dome Sweet Dome
A review of a juicy Bucky Fuller book.
Canadian artist Char Davies turns virtual worlds into opportunities for transport, vision, and insight.
A defining essay that argues that human experience itself has now become a central object of design.