In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...
Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...
China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...
'What speaks to you now may never speak toyou again, but the instant you are touched, you volunteer something akin to forever (eternity as it could be called). It isn't memory enough, but evidence of the unimaginable made human (which could be thought of as living itself).'- Gene Wolfe, Nightside of the Long Sun
This show is most often about the kindness, frankness, and aptness of words. It also wouldn'tbe without the persistence of words, their inanities, obstinacies, redundancies. It's about the way (much more than the where) words may appear — the seer, the reader, the hearer, the listener, the speaker, and certainly the self that meets words in the mind (as distinct from the thinker). The show is also about object(nes)s, because it has to be. But perhaps words should speak for themselves.
Below are words naming what (cl)aim to be [art]works:
**a work with Jesse Willenbring
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