If I could create a space to describe how surreally crazy my life has been this past year, (Title: The Travails of a Stubborn Dreamer Immigrant who thinks Europe still has something to offer while all of her friends are now going back to Asia), I´d probably emulate the exhibit of Friedrich Kunath at the White Cube. Just like Friedrich, I´ll make the room a David Lynch meets Buster Keaton dreamscape: paint the walls black, have incense burning and yeah, I will also put a human-sized banana with a trumpet to welcome my visitors. Because just like my laughable absurd sense of optimism and pessimism about life in Europe, my room is a dreamland where tragedy and comedy meets.
As Kunath´s UK solo show, I was fortunate to catch it before it ended last June 4. Read More »
After checking out Lisson gallery, my new friend Barbara and I went to see American artist Ida Applebroog´s exhibit at Hauser & Wirth in Saville Row. We were still high from meeting Angela de la Cruz and needed something as intense. This was my second time to see the Ida´s exhibit. It´s just one of those works you need to see again to have a grasp of what the artist is trying to convey in her works. The exhibit is a conglomeration of Ida´s career for the past 50 years.
The Marginalia series was sprawled all over the main gallery room. Just like Angela de la Cruz whose paintings have broken the realm of sculpture, Ida Applebroog´s paintings have propelled them into the dimension of room-sized installations. Read More »