How do we live in the age of intersectional struggle? Contemporary society is made up of deep inequalities and injustices; can art reckon with those? Are we making improvements? The current Summer Open at the Aperture Foundation examines if photography can … Continue reading cultural concerns
Did you ever felt down the rabbit hole of contemplating the complexities of self-presentation? It’s very self-conscious – very millennial, I know. Although there is no way of fully knowing it, there is an unavoidable discrepancy between how do you appear … Continue reading mirror, mirror
I got some serious Westworld vibes from the press release of TJ Boulting upcoming exhibition. After Juno Calypso’s phenomenal What To Do With A Million Years, it’s time for the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2018 winners: Sara, Peter & … Continue reading Cogito, ergo sum – right?
History in the Global West is mainly taught as global lines of linear progression. “First this happened, and then that happened afterwards because of that.” Classical Greece, Roman Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, French Revolution – you get it. … Continue reading underrepresented histories
There is a tendency to discuss Chinese avant-garde collectively and not individually.* It’s an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in two artists from different generations, instead of tons of various artists that a curator randomly brought together because they are … Continue reading resisting collectivism
“It is the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, that gets the worst grade for gender and race discrimination.” – Maura Reilly, 2018 Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965-2016 is a mindblowing exhibition for many reasons. As I’ve mentioned … Continue reading artist-philosopher hybrid
The female nude in Western painting was there to feed an appetite of male sexual desire. She existed to be looked at, posed in such a way that her body was displayed to the eye of the viewer … Continue reading the freakin’ gaze