The power of cultural and economic capital

Art Nov 6, 2019

The power of cultural and economic capital

by John L. Tran

Compared to exhibitions in which art objects are meant to seduce us into epiphanic transcendence, the works in "Surface and Custom," a group show at Shiseido Gallery organized by Berlin-based artists Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, are more akin to frank expositions about ...

Yu Araki: What you get is what you see

Art May 28, 2019

Yu Araki: What you get is what you see

by John L. Tran

The minimalist elegance of Yu Araki's "Le Souvenir Du Japon" at first seems to be an affirmation of civilization and the redemptive possibilities of beauty; however, within the gorgeous setup is a postcolonial ambivalence about the social and historical conditions of "taste."