Chang Jia’s Sitting Young Girl from 2009 via Doosan Gallery
This Friday, March 7, Doosan Gallery in New York will open a solo exhibition of Chang Jia’s work. Chang is currently participating in the Doosan Gallery residency program. The exhibition will be up March 7 – April 3. Among the work to be exhibited, Standing Up Peeing (2006) will be shown. I wrote an article about those work for Modern Art Asia last summer.
Posted: March 3rd, 2014 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body | Tags: Chang Jia, Doosan Gallery, Korean artist, Modern Art Asia, New York | No Comments »
Images by Bill Durgin via DesignBoom
Virtual gender swap via DesignBoom. This is an interesting concept but I don’t see why it has to be specific to gender. Size? Race? Health? Also, gender is not necessarily a binary thing as it seems to be presented here.
Speaking of gender, Facebook has some interesting news.
People are making the internet a better place! (Don’t tell my student’s I endorsed something Wikipedia related! )
A friend shared Ren Hang’s photography with me a few weeks ago because of my work on Chang Jia’s Standing Up Peeing.
Posted: February 18th, 2014 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: binary, DesignBoom, Facebook, gender, Wikipedia | No Comments »
From my Instagram taken outside of the restroom at Alternative Space Loop in Seoul
“Pink Writing: P.R.C.-Based Publishing in English on Queer and Pot-Queer Issues” in Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (Issue 33, December 2013) by Maud Lavin
“Big Flesh, Big Emotions: Jenny Saville’s Paintings And Melissa McCarthy’s Comedy” in The Last Women’s Magazine by Maud Lavin
“The Politics of Identity for Korean Women Artists Living in Britain” in Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture by Beccy Kennedy
“Bargaining with Patriarchy” in Gender and Society (Sept. 1988) pp. 274-290 by Deniz Kandiyoti
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
Posted: January 22nd, 2014 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Body, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: ALT Space Loop, Alternative Space Loop, Americanah, Beccy Kennedy, Britain, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Deniz Kandiyoti, Gallery Loop, Gender and Society, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Jenny Saville, Korean, Mason Currey, Maud Lavin, Melissa McCarthy, P.R.C., patriarchy, pink, queer, reading, Seoul, The Last Women's Magazine, Women | No Comments »
Freddy will always have a piece of my heart. Queen’s “Body Language” (1982).
If I had all the time and money in the world I would apply to participate in these two conferences:
Bodies in Between: Corporeality and Visuality from Historical Avant-garde to Social Media
Deadline for call for papers: February 15, 2014
Conference Dates: 29-31 May, 2014
Location: Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
Time, Space, and the Body
Deadline for call for papers: April 4, 2014
Conference Dates: 7-9 September, 2014
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Posted: January 14th, 2014 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: Academia, body, Conference, conferences, England, in between, Romania, space, time, UK, United Kingdom | No Comments »
Miru Kim’s Composition 4 via the artist’s website.
Read more about Miru Kim (above) in the article I wrote a few months ago.
Fashion, science, cloning: Hybrid Skins. “The creepy, animalistic pieces envision a time where the body and nature are able to be copied and personalized.” via DesignBoom
Carefully splashed milk as adornment.
Last week my students and I visited Think First, Shoot Later at the MCA. We had a fantastic discussion about Gillian Wearing’s Self-Portrait at Three Years Old (2004). Look at her eyes.
GIFs of aging.
Posted: October 20th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Body, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: Chicago, DesignBoom, Gillian Wearing, hybrid, MCA, MCA Chicago, milk, Miru Kim, pig, Shoot Later, skin, Think First | No Comments »
Wang Ye-Feng‘s Transmutation: The Future of Man will be at Soapbox Gallery in New York until October 24, 2013. Via Soapbox Gallery: “Technology has become an extension of ourselves, and as the limit between man and machine shifts, we must ask ourselves: where will this limit be in the near and far future? What will the Man of tomorrow look like, and what ethical questions does this evolution raise?”
See some of Wang’s images below:
All images in this post were used with permission from the artist.
Posted: October 19th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body | Tags: aging, avatar, digital, narcissism, race, skin, transformation, Wang Ye-Feng | No Comments »
I wrote an article about Choi Xooang for Art Radar Asia a few months ago. He’s been mentioned numerous times in the past on this blog as well. He recently closed the exhibition Fake Plastic Trees. Graywall Art Advisory and Collaboration Projects shared some of the images with me to post here. I reference some of the images in the article mentioned above: “His sculpture Colonization, at just over one hundred centimeters tall, is roughly the height of a large toddler, but with a dog head and a human male body. Despite its miniature size the figure is striking: he seems to be in motion and alert but harnessed by his own skin. The details of the sculpture convey an eerie, non-human, vagabond-like figure fabricated with multiple unmatched parts: the dog head, a mismatched hand, underwear, and laced boots. The most striking of these details is the thick brown stitching that crawls up the dog-headed boy’s back. The chest skin is worn like a vest. Choi disallows the viewer from knowing what truly lies beneath this cobbled figure’s outer layer.”
Posted: October 18th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body | Tags: Choi Xooang, Graywall Art Advisory | No Comments »
A performance at SKMU in Norway recreated by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, How to Break the Great Chinese Wall Part 2: Never Mind Pollock, includes painting with hair and polka dots. Here’s a video.
Her website says, “The weighty wall of art history constitutes a challenge for a new generation of artists. Inevitably, an artist has to clear the relation to his/her precedents and artistic relatives. Cuenca Rasmussen reenacts and deconstructs iconic works and personas of performance art.”
Posted: September 26th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body | Tags: body, China, Great Wall, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Norway, paint, performance, Pollock | No Comments »
The image above is from “The Average Faces of Women Around the World.” I’m not sure about how scientific this project is but the idea is interesting. You can make your own average face here.
The Average Faces are reminiscent of this project.
Last week David Rosenberg wrote an article about plastic surgery recovery. “Stark Portraits From The Plastic Surgery Recovery Room” includes stunning and chilling photographs of women post surgery created by Ji Yeo. Here’s an interview with the artist.
This image by Zanele Muholi from 2009 is lovely and runs along the theme of this post. I found it alongside a call for papers on Visual Activism.
Posted: September 23rd, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Body, Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: activism, Color, cosmetic surgery, ehtnicity, faces, gender, global, Ji Yeo, photographs, plastic surgery, race, sex, world, Zanele Muholi | No Comments »
Image via Art Radar Asia‘s recent article on Naiza Khan.
This video is stunning. It is human in a way I wish we all were. If you watch anything online this week, watch this. According to the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, “Eye for an Eye – ancient legal formula calling for revenge for harm gains a new meaning in Artur Żmijewski’s film and photographic series. The film features people with disabilities, who suffer from severe difficulties in their everyday lives as a result of amputations.”
A video take on the visual transformation that comes with age. Watch a person transform from a child to an older person in a matter of minutes.
Fashionable bodies to hang on your wall.
With a bit of a play on words, I’ve been meaning to go see Homebodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition closes 13 October.
There’s always more on bodies to read right here.
Posted: September 15th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Body, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: age, aging, Artur Żmijewski, bodies, body, dissability, Eye for and Eye, Homebodies, MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Naiza Khan, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw | No Comments »