Visual Art

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David Frazier charts the growth of inter-Asian dialogue and networks in the art world amidst the fissures of globalization and a still-dominant Western paradigm for viewing art.
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Greenbergian Modernism Through the Prism of a Mushroom
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Kyra Kordoski revisits the pantheon-building art theory of Clement Greenberg and its connection to modernity through the prism of the matsutake mushroom.
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The Expanding Canvases of Comics Artist Sam Wallman
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Sam Wallman is an award-winning Melbourne comics artist who utilizes journalism and the expanded canvas of the web to detail the lives of his subjects while delivering a penetrating social message. Drawing on his co-pursuits as a trade unionist and political activist, Wallman explores topics ranging from the history of trade unionism, meth use among gay, bi, and queer men, to the arbitrariness of human detention. Tim Bollinger interviewed Wallman and wrote an overview of his work for White Fungus.
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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 creates 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.