THE EROTIC NIGHT: The Dark Energy Aesthetic in Contemporary Art

I was to deliver the treatise that I have been developing for two decades this past weekend at the McGill “Media & the Night” Conference in Montreal. It had to be postponed, of course, and this is ironic because the subject is particularly suitable for COVID-19.

Aldo Tambellini, a multimedia artist delivered this Plutonian aesthetic in his Black Gate Theater as the downtown alternative to the Warhol Factory. I just finished my 2020 application to the Warhol Foundation funded Arts Writer’s Grants Program to disseminate the dark energy aesthetic sourced in my critical penetration into Aldo’s multimedia.

…all under this Scorpio Full Moon…indicating the time has come to bring the occult into the light of academia.

What is interesting is that Aldo became good friends with Gerard Malaga, the Warhol superstar who executed the silkscreens at the Factory.

I met him at one of Aldo’s openings. He is still gorgeous!

What better sign — that the superstar Andy Warhol legacy can accept its Shadow!

My review of Aldo Tambellini at JohnWronoski’s Lame Duck Gallery in Cambridge.

When I saw a new generation of Italian art star Stefano Cagol BODY OF ENERGY in Berlin in 2015, I immediately thought of putting him together with Aldo Tambellini in an exhibition.

My review of Stefano Cagol “BODY OF ENERGY” in Berlin

My review of the Stefano Cagol retrospective in his hometown of Trento.

Thus, the paper I am writing for this Media in the Night conference.