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Nails, strings and abstraction: Kazuko Miyamoto

“I grew up in the art world…This is all I have, and I like the creativity: art.” ~ Kazuko Miyamoto Minimalism always had an important heart on the West Coast – by its influence on Pacific...

Beauty and the bojagi: The art of Wonju Seo

“To me, ‘travelogue’ refers to a process of visualizing virtual landscapes and nature, utilizing textiles as abstract art.” ~ Wonju Seo The Pacific Northwest has a vibrant history and movement in textile/paper art and production...

“Unburied Sounds / Material Memories”: A review

“I find it absolutely crucial at this moment to make these connections between spaces, people, times, and stories, as well as to reevaluate the relationship between object and maker, victim and agent.” ~ Tuan...

Earthly layers of harmony, tension and lightness in the ceramic work of Yukiya Izumita

“I exist through my connection with the clay; when I concentrate on this connection, I am free.” - Yukiya Izumita The Japanese American activist Yuri Kochiyama once said, “We are all part of each other,”...

A long-awaited exhibition of “Unseen” art and history: “The Unseen Professors”

“When silence is prolonged over a certain period of time, it takes on new meaning.” ― Yukio Mishima Mishima certainly spoke volumes in the quote above as it relates to this groundbreaking exhibition: The Unseen...

A little girl’s Life, an AI’s future…

“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.” ~ HAL 9000 (from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey)  New York-based Ian...

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe: An exile in art

“In our modern day, (the) military has become an intricate part of our daily lives and, in a lot of ways, we have let this happen.” –  Sawangwongse Yawnghwe For all of 2020, the art...

Spirits in a mystical, Tibetan world Revealed

   The Asia Society Museum does perk up when it comes to great exhibitions. Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting sharply follows the trail of the previous, well received Lucid Dreams and Distant...

‘Dreams’ kingdom to the afterlife brings intrigue

“To be for one day entirely at leisure is to be for one day an immortal.”  —Chinese proverb A first for New York City’s China Institute Gallery and 10 years in the making, Dreams of...

You’ve never seen a science fiction exhibit like Ian Cheng’s ‘Emissaries’

pl. em·is·sar·ies An agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another. The science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, whose seminal work, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was a...