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Eatopia: aesthetic spaces of collective food consumption in contemporary art
Contemporary artists Rirkrit Tiravanija and Jennifer Rubell offer food and sociability both literally and metaphorically. By inviting exhibition visitors to eat meals in specially conceived spaces within art galleries, ...
Dialogue at the Threshold: The Artist Between Museum and Community
Artists Suzanne Lacy and Ann Hamilton use forms of language to produce experiences that challenge the individual’s perception. While differing in methods and outcomes, Lacy and Hamilton construct environments that allow ...
Subversive exposure: realism and masquerade in Song Byeok's art practice
At age 24, Song Byeok became an official state propaganda artist under the totalitarian Kim regime of North Korea. After famine, family death, torture and prison camp, Song escaped from North Korea in 2002 and continued ...
Fresh Meat Rituals: Confronting the Flesh in Performance Art
Meat entails a contradictory bundle of associations. In its cooked form, it is inoffensive, a normal everyday staple for most of the population. Yet in its raw, freshly butchered state, meat and its handling provoke ...
Contemporary Landscape Photography: Dissolving Boundaries in Jungjin Lee’s Wind Series
In the Wind series (2004-2007), Korean photographer Jungjin Lee captures tumultuous views of the American desert. These photographs are printed on handmade mulberry paper, which Lee sensitizes by hand and heavily edits ...
Hayv Kahraman’s Bodyscreens: Skin, Depth, and Surface
Hayv Kahraman is most widely known for her large-scale paintings of pale women with skin like silk and soft clouds of dark black hair. She often draws on her experiences as an émigré from Iraq to represent the challenges ...