Lia Perjovschi,  “Costume” , 2019/20

Lia Perjovschi

“Costume”, 2019/20

An exhibition at Spike Berlin in collaboration with Ivan Gallery, Bucarest; 4–26 September 2020       

 View of “... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”

View of “... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”

By Max Henry

 Still from The Decline of Western Civilization , dir. Penelope Spheeriss, 1980

Still from The Decline of Western Civilization III, dir. Penelope Spheeriss, 1980

This week, NATASHA STAGG is in search of a subculture, if such a thing can still exist today. What’s out and what's in and who gets to decide?

 A pre-Covid Kailtin says, "Stop!"

A pre-Covid Kailtin says, “Stop!”

In her newest column, KAITLIN PHILLIPS gets to the heart of what really matters, like: Do you own a manual pencil sharpener? And is it safe to open the windows again? And do you like your parents? Read on for answers to these and other burning questions.  

 Inside China Chate, n.d.

Inside China Chalet, n.d.

Out Of State (part 8) is back in New York, and there NATASHA STAGG wonders about the future of the restaurant biz and all of the people that used to flock to the Big Apple for the good eats and parties. Did we see this coming?

DEAN KISSICK takes us through the troubled beginnings of the 2020s, charting his own history in New York, and the timeline of events of the previous decade that brought us here. Writing is the best cure for amnesia. 

 Liza Minelli in “New York, New York” by Martin Scorsese

Liza Minelli in “New York, New York” by Martin Scorsese

Get your black spandex tights and head down broadway musical memory lane with NATASHA STAGG in her seventh installment of OUT OF STATE. After the curtain drops, there's still New York behind any rendition of "New York, New York." Which is your favourite?

Sanya Kantarovsky, As ye sow, so shall ye reap, 2020, oil and watercolor on linen, 127 × 101.6 cm

Gertrude Abercrombie,White Cat and Red Carnations, 1941, oil on canvas, 40.6 cm × 50.8 cm, 61.6 × 71.75 cm (framed)

Nell Blaine, Untitled, 1957, oil on canvas laid to Masonite, 76.2 × 55.88 cm

 Still from Mohammad Khordadian's video work Warm Up & Persian Dancing #2 , 1987

Still from Mohammad Khordadian's video work Warm Up & Persian Dancing #2, 1987

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian in conversation with Daniel Baumann

 Grave of “Divine”, Baltimore, MD.

Grave of “Divine”, Baltimore, MD.

This week, the OUT OF STATE (No. 6) train is headed to Baltimore, once home to the inimitable Divine, muse of many a John Waters' flick, and now site of his final resting place. Pilgrimage to the grave, and a few musings on the plight of Cancel Culture, are on the menu. Just no dog shit.

Get OUT OF STATE (No. 5) with Natasha Stagg this week, where she follows the great exodus from New York (at least for a weekend). But beware of Lyme disease, weird neighbourly hymns, and the countryside's glacial pace when it comes to motivation.