Trinh T. Minh-ha: The Infinite Reflection Between Mirrors

(“Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen” by walkinthaprospects on Youtube)

Still-image of film A Tale of Love. Produced and directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier. Photo © Trinh T. Minh-ha

Still-image of film A Tale of Love. Produced and directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier. Photo © Trinh T. Minh-ha

The image of this mirror reflects another mirror’s reflecting of the other mirror’s reflection… The endless reflective images between the mirrors, is one of the major concepts of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s works. Born in Vietnam, the prolific writer and artist Trinh studied composition, literature and ethnology in Vietnam, the Philippines, France and America. Her insightful cross-cultural and educational backgrounds profoundly contributed to her cross-disciplinary art practice. In her artworks and writings, naturally, Trinh offers multiple perspectives which have challenged the conventional and western notions. Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei’s Iconoclastic Action

(“BBC : Ai Weiwei, Without Fear or Favour” from aiweiweidocumentary on Youtube)

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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