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How My Life Looks like in a Room: Friedrich Kunath at the White Cube

3 years ago
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How My Life Looks like in a Room: Friedrich Kunath at the White Cube

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 »

I´m A Creep: The Uncanny and Ida Applebroog at Hauser & Wirth

3 years ago
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I´m A Creep: The Uncanny and Ida Applebroog at Hauser & Wirth

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 »

Momardi Moments: My Serendipity Meeting with Angela de la Cruz at the Lisson Gallery

3 years ago
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Momardi Moments: My Serendipity Meeting with Angela de la Cruz at the Lisson Gallery
Last Friday in the center,  I was having second thoughts about visiting the Lisson gallery for Angela de la Cruz´s exhibit. I had been sick all week and still had a throbbing headache but decided I would drag myself to see her works. After learning about Angela from the Turner prize nomination last year, I knew I gotta go see her, headache or not. I love how she represents paintings in a new way,  distorting them, breaking, and deflating them as three-dimensional objects almost as if questioning  or even terminating the role of painting in art today.  Her works lie between the vacuum of painting and sculpture. Arriving at the gallery, there was a girl with curly short hair, black jacket and sneakers was also waiting to enter the door. But it was the exhibit of visual artist Rashid Rana and not Angela´s. Read More »