Est. age 29/30, identifies (F)
One of the ringleaders of the Artforum Mafia, a subgroup of the larger Brooklyn organization. Writer of party reports for Artforum & Vulture. Student of Chloe Sevigny & Jewish-American Princess Rhonda Liberman. Here's one of her quintessential party reports, "O Pioneers!" on astrology and the Pioneer Works gala. And another co-written with Sarah Nicole Prickett, who will be listed in this thread shortly at greater length, which features an early pic of Natasha Staag (also forthcoming).
Dry irony, insider baseball, and it-girldom. An obsession with the minutiae of fashion's semiotic codes and symbolic capital that reminds feintly me of @craner's early oughts work:
Not just because I—Barnard shiksa from the boonies—was conditioned to envy my more socially savvy Jewish American counterparts for their sunglasses (from Selima), their scarves (not Hermès, actually) knotted the way their mothers taught them, and other birthright privileges awarded young ladies of a certain socioeconomic-religious-cultural demographic, who I imagine learned about Freud from their fathers (this is just a fantasy!), am I fascinated by Rhonda Lieberman.
I have this weird suspicion that writers like Kaitlin Phillips might be innovators in pop lit. All the traits are there (for a masculinized version, think rock’n’roll). An emphasis on style over content, the way and electricity with which you deliver a line, the cult of personality and aspirational quality of fandom, the quasi-total package of high-status youth, the conversion of private life into public life, image and glamour.
She's been on Red Scare Pod once to talk about her sex escapades, and also had an article of hers for The Cut, "Hooker Laureate of the Dirtbag Left" discussed: https://redscarepodcast.libsyn.com/bore-carnival-teaser
Her boyfriend—an unknown Gen-Xer without an Instagram—apparently designed the Red Scare t-shirt
Phillips hosted a Q&A with Nesrakova at Metrograph—on Ludlow St., just around the corner from Dimes Square and Clandestino—for her film Wobble Palace, famous for Eugene Kotlyarenko's hairdo and its shots of Dasha's nipples.