Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

July 2nd, 2014

Is Kara Walker ‘Bootyliscious’ Now?

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I should disclose that I haven’t seen Kara Walker’s installation at the Domino Sugar Factory yet, nor am I against seeing it. I am mostly addressing here the matter of people taking asinine pictures of themselves in front of the statue’s sexual parts and how irksome this has become to many African-American writers and intellectuals. […]

May 8th, 2014

Kids Today… Tssk.

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There’s this new series in YouTube which although well produced is getting lamentably little attention. I mean ‘little’ considering the production standards it has and the fact that so many people are supposed to be “into” art right now. The problem with the whole series is that it flounders back and forth between thoughtful discourse […]

September 6th, 2013

Interactive Ho-Hum

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It’s kind of like walking into Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu and asking “Hey! When are you gonna crucify that Krsna?”

March 27th, 2012

Chunhyang vs.Chunhyang

Another Korean movie blows my mind. It seems like the global reach of Korean pop culture is wide enough now that you get to see a lot of movies that actually suck. As opposed to, say Iranian film, where only the most excellent work reaches us and all the dreck stays back home, or you […]

November 14th, 2011

Jia-Jen Lin on Taiwanese Public Network

July 31st, 2011

Yali Romagoza

I haven’t posted in a while because it’s been crazy at the museum, and I’m also getting ready to go on residence. But I just wanted to comment on this work that someone showed me today. And of course this artist is in Queens! 😉 It’s a great take on function and everyday objects (in […]

January 21st, 2011

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Movie hosted by MUBI.com Probably the most daring film that I have seen come out of Korea (not that I am some sort of authority on the subject), Kim Ki Young’s Housemaid (1960) stars just about every abominable human behavior there is: lying, cheating, abuse, and murder. What’s so amazing about it is that it […]

December 11th, 2010

Lightheaded by Mike Dacko