Josie Thaddeus-Johns

Scene Reports

Berlin’s Porn Scene Is Open, Experimental, and Endlessly Fun

Cheap rent and sex-positive laws have attracted adult filmmakers from around the world to the German capital.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
5.14.19
Art

A South African Artist Made an Ex-President’s Rape Trial into Art

At the Berlin Biennale, Dineo Seshee Bopape turned the drip-drip-drip of oppressive systems into powerful films and installations.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
7.10.18
art fairs

Free Orgasms, Neon Lights, and Pepto-Bismol at the Korean Pavilion

What defines Korean art anyway? The country’s Venice Biennale pavilion wants to know.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
6.13.17
Venice Biennale

A Modern-day Pinocchio Takes on Rape Culture and Fake News

A deconsecrated church in Venice plays host to “Spite Your Face” by Rachel Maclean.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
5.25.17
Animation

The Lost 80s Feminist Animation You've Never Seen

In Thatcher-era Britain, Joanna Quin decided film needed more male strippers and female protagonists. The result was 'Girls Night Out.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
4.29.17
politics

Photos from the Debaucherous, Alternative Gala Protesting Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump was visiting Berlin for a women's rights summit, and she didn't just get booed inside the conference hall. We joined protesters as they held their own anti-Ivanka soirée.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
4.27.17
Collage

Kirsten Stolle Edits Vintage Monsanto Ads to Show the Company's Dicey Past

These collages made from vintage chemical ads are not what they seem.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
3.11.17
Creators

We Asked This Artist Why He's Trapping Himself in a 13-Ton Boulder for a Week

Abraham Poincheval will remain inside a human-shaped cavity for seven days straight.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
2.23.17
Endurance Art

We Asked This Artist Why He's Trapping Himself in a 13-Ton Boulder For a Week

Abraham Poincheval will remain inside a human-shaped cavity for seven days straight.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
2.23.17
Machinima

This 'GTA V' Short About Friendship Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival

A chat with the director of 'Martin Pleure,' a short movie made with 'Grand Theft Auto V.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
2.21.17
Art

In Poland, the Art of Confession Gets Personal

Artists use their own stories to create more universal visibility in 'Ministry of Internal Affairs. Intimacy as Text.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
2.14.17
Film

Meet the People Living as "Muxe," Mexico’s Third Gender

Filmmaker Ivan Olita documents the non-binary gender norms in of the rural community of Juchitan.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
1.22.17
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