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“A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces…An airline ticket to romantic places…And still my heart has wings…These foolish things remind me of you…A tinkling piano in the next apartment…Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant…A fairground’s painted swings…These follish things remind me of you…” Written by Eric Maschwitz who was romantically linked to Anna May Wong, the lyrics of These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) expressed his yearning for her after they separated and he went back to Britian.
Anna May Wong , the pioneer Asian actress emerged in international movie industry. Although heavily under recognition of her talent at that time, Anna May Wong demonstrated her dignity and strength on big screen and presented her leading characteristics as a chic, stylish flapper and mostly, in real life an independent and talented Asian beauty opposed to a submissive one. Continue reading
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Before 2000, most Taiwanese people did not pay much attention to the seemingly random artwork sprayed, stencilled, stickered and painted on the walls of public and private property in their neighbourhood. Graffiti started to show up on the streets since the mid 1990s.
Today, graffiti art groups in Taiwan have noticed both the emergence of street art as a hot issue and the resultant ease with which street art related projects have been able to garner financial support in recent years. How Taiwan’s city governments view street art: Beautification over vandalism? Continue reading
“Will we ever be able to mark enough?” Solo exhibition of Shilpa Gupta. Curated by Renee Baert. Galerie im TaxiPalais, Innsbruck, Austria. 17 May – 28 July 2013
Traveling show from Darling Fonderie, Montreal, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem & Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium.
As the rapid economic development in India and China highlights Asia’s global influence, contemporary Asian artists have captured the international attention as the paradigm shifts in art practice. Among them, Shilpa Gupta is a prominent female artist now based in Mumbai, India and active at exhibitions globally. Employing a wide range of modern media such as photography, video, digital, audio and visual installation, she provides a first-hand understanding of globalisation through mundane experience of life and a uniquely female approach. As such, her narration is in-depth and universal. Continue reading
If you recognized the adorable artist-to-be as Frida Kahlo, you were correct!
Intriguing photos of young Frida Kahlo! Although in pain, She controls her life. Frida is a feminist even before the term came out. “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” - Frida Kahlo Continue reading
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(Shu Lea Cheang’s I.K.U. 2000 from
In the past people reading books on philosophy, but today we generally get way too caught up browsing the internet. Almost everything we do professionally and privately seems to revolve around computers. We are not alone in thinking this problematic human condition. It seems like we cannot live without internet dominated lifestyle. In contemporary techno-culture, the human subject, the concept of time and space are changing. Continue reading
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“Women in Asia, even within the educated urban elite, still face tremendous pressure to marry young, provide a male heir, defer to the authority of a mother-in-law, center daily life around children, give extravagant start-up gifts to newly adult offspring, guarantee security to aging patents, and remain unwaveringly faithful to a husband who treats philandering as a male birthright and part of the bonding rituals of business. Continue reading
“Rainbow Shabbat” courtesy Judy Chicago. Huffington Post.
Famous for her The Dinner Party, Huffington Post selects Judy Chicago as The King Of Hearts as the day one artist of Women’s History Month. View Judy Chicago interview clip below… Continue reading
Many award-winning and commercial successful movies directed by Asian-born male directors, Ang Lee, Hou Hsiao-hsian, Yimou Chang, Kurozawa Akira, Yasujiro Ozu…to name just a few, their movies provides the beauty of Asia to Western audiences. Yet, it is rather refreshing and compelling to review the Joy Luck Club. The Joy Luck Club offers an honest and stunning vision oriented from multiple Asian women’s narration. To express thoroughly the subtle and sublime strength of these women and of everyone, which is significant out from the other films, The Joy Luck Club is worth to be viewing again. (Read below and view the Joy Luck Club best quality clip)
Artist: Frida Kahlo, Title: Frida and Diego Rivera. 1931. Oil on canvas.100 x 78.7 cm. Photo courtesy: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
This post is inspired by Frida Kahko and her passion fo life and art. Living beside of a well-knowned artist as wel as philandering husband Diego, Frida never gives up hope and passion for life and art. Frida devotes her whole life to art with no blind desire for fame, but sincerity. And the couple’s love is, at last truthful indepth and timeless.
Beside of Frida Kahlo and Diego, there are couples share deep passion for art and life. Here is the list of these loving partners in the art world today.
ARTISTS – John Currin and Rachel Feinstein
– Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz
– Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg
– Allora & Calzadilla
– Mark Handforth and Dara Friedman
– Ugo Rondinone and John Giorno
– Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker
– Simon Fujiwara and Ingar Dragset Continue reading
Artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing after his release from secret detention in 2011. The play “#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei” opens in London on April 11. (Andy Wong / Associated Press / February 19, 2013)
Recently dance to Gangnam style with the released handcuff, Ai Weiwei, one of the most global renowned Chinese artists who always embroiled himself in controversy, is also an influential figure who interacts in diverse ways with the rising tides and bubbles of the Chinese art scene. (Read below to see“BBC : Ai Weiwei, Without Fear or Favor” from aiweiweidocumentary) Continue reading