Visual Art

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The Video Works of Chikako Yamashiro
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Sumitomo Fumihiko writes about the video works of Okinawan artist Chikako Yamashiro. Sumitomo writes that the artist deals with local political issues and a history of sexual violence by enveloping them into poetic meditations on nature and the instability of human desire.
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A Photo Essay by Yao Jui-Chung
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In this series of wide-angle polaroids, Yao Jui-Chung photographs Madou Temple's animatronic religious display and other similar depictions of hell from throughout Taiwan and Singapore.
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the music video as an agent of empowerment in the works of bárbara wagner and benjamin de burca
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The Brazil-based artist duo Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca produce films blurring the lines between fiction and documentary. Collaborating with their performers, often figures on the margins, the duo create works that raise notions of visibility, self-representation and subversion of dominant cultural forms. Marcella Faustini spoke to the artists and wrote about their work.
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The Timeless Worlds of Pavel Pepperstein
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Roger Boyce interviews Pavel Pepperstein for White Fungus. The enigmatic Russian painter of hallucinatory landscapes is also known as a writer, critic, art theorist, fashion designer, and rapper.
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After 70 years, Henri Cartier-Bresson almost goes back to China
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Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs of the last days of the Chinese Civil War were exhibited at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in late 2020. The exhibition was scheduled to be held in Beijing in 2021, but was cancelled due to COVID-19. David Frazier writes about the exhibition and its complicated surrounding context.
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Questions and Appearances with Curran Hatleberg
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Joseph del Pesco presents photographer Curran Hatleberg with a series of questions to which the artist responds with images.