With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.
Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.
Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.
Toshiyuki Konishi works primarily in the medium of painting and works on paper, and deals with the notion of portraiture. His references go from photographs from his family albums or of people close to him. His works often contain simply-sketched figures that bear within a sense of ghostly appearance, depicted with wavy, meandering brushstrokes and colour. Although Konishi's portraits are mainly based on the artist's private family photographs, such as family and individuals as motifs, his interest lies in how to reconcile his personal history and the concept of the family unit with something universal. He paints portraits, which obscure identities but capture the essence of humanity and sensuality, revealing a deeper universalism that transcends portraiture.
Text courtesy AIKE.
Bye-Bye Kitty!!! at the Japan Society in New York in 2011 put a stop forever to the idea that Japanese art was just about the cute helplessness of “kawaii”: a pre-conception that was driven mainly by the super flat motifs of Murakami Takashi’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton where he re-worked the brand’s signature print...
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