by June Lee
Still Image from True Detective (2014)
Yesterday marked the last day of classes for university students before the long awaited reading break, and for all of those out there, including myself, hoping to entrap themselves in a blanket and cave with their favourite episodes, I encourage you towards the HBO mystery, True Detective.
by Stella Hsu
Non-lexical Vocable Windows by Christy Nyiri
Before entering the gallery space of 221A, I was greeted by a series of colourful texts that evoked a sense of play. The image above is a depiction of Christy Nyiri’s Non-lexical Vocable Windows where seven window panels are covered by words taken from the chorus of seven different songs: Too High, Walk on the Wild Side, You Can Call Me Al, Jeremy, Dreams, How Deep Is Your Love, Tarzan Boy. Because the windows cannot be seen through from the outside, the artwork plays with the idea of transparency where the act of looking through has been redirected to the surface of things. What kinds of messages do the windows bring forth? The artist’s use of windows asks us to look ‘through’ the windows in a different manner.
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Tagged 221A, Andy Chung, Christy Nyiri, dreams, Goethe-Institut, How Deep Is Your Love, Jeremy, Material Arrangement, Stella Hsu, Tarzan Boy, Too High, Walk on the Wild Side, You Can Call Me Al
By Rhys Edwards
Photo by Ishiuchi Miyako
After several exhibitions throughout Japan since 2008, ひろしま hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako opened recently at the Museum of Anthropology, marking the exhibition’s first foray into North America. Artist Ishiuchi Miyako began her professional photography career in the 1970s, and since then has become one of Japan’s foremost contemporary photographers. As an artist, she is predominantly concerned with the notion of personal memory and how it is disseminated through the human body as well as material objects.
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Tagged accessories, aesthetic, anthropology, arrangement, Art, atomic bomb, beauty, clothing, complexity, composition, context, desires, dichotomy, dreams, emotions, ethics, fears, hiroshima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, historicity. beliefs, histories, history, identity, intimate, Ishiuchi Miyako, Japanese, life narratives, memory, objects, patterning, personal belongings, personality, Photography, re-examination, rhys edwards, sensibilities, strories, subjectivity, textiles, understanding, visual paradox