Category Archives: Asian Art

Distant Worlds

My life fell apart this year. There’s not really a better way to say it. I lost the most precious things imaginable to me, including a lot of my self identity. Sorry to be such a downer. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Charmé, I’m Sure

I had what can only be described as a surreal time over the weekend. On Friday, I was introduced to J, a Chinese gallery owner and curator who holds court on the floor above my workplace. At least I think … Continue reading

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The Shanghai Art Historian

When I started blogging, I swore I wouldn’t be one of the many writers who only stay for the honeymoon period. Then look at me, going off the radar for a month and a half! It’s not that I think … Continue reading

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Why, Kawaii

Flipping through the March issue of ARTnews, I happened on something amazing: a reason to write about Hello Kitty and art in the same post. The article in question, by Stephanie Murg, juxtaposes two art shows, one low and one … Continue reading

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Art in Distress

Bob Tobin, an art blogger for The Diplomat and expat/Gallery owner in Tokyo, wrote a poignant meditation on art’s place in our lives when our lives fall apart. The tragedy in Japan is almost unspeakable: over 7,000 people have died … Continue reading

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