venice biennale and icp triennial

venice biennale and icp triennial

June 17, 2013By candyUncategorized

the last post did not do justice to the impressiveness of the venice biennale. the scale and organization of the main show for one, but the “narrative,” as i called it before, is not as bland as i made it out to be. the shared experience, archival tendencies of human beings are placed in an … Read More

back from dreams to nyc

back from dreams to nyc

June 12, 2013By candyUncategorized

i just returned from a ten-day dream trip from italy. it took me more than a month of laborious planning. i went through three cities: rome, florence, and venice. with approximately three days in each, i had to set up the most perfect itinerary to take advantage of my brief stay. venice, however, i did … Read More

a working writer’s compromise?

a working writer’s compromise?

May 17, 2013By candyUncategorized

in order to give myself something to do (and to avoid post-graduation panic), i decided to apply for and take on a job as a korean “cultural reporter,” specializing in art exhibitions. the work is fairly lightweight: around two articles a month, posted on a special section of the organization’s website. here’s the catch(?), though. … Read More

crumbling atlas

crumbling atlas

May 3, 2013By candyUncategorized

when i finally emerge from a winter-long sleep, i usually find it very difficult to leave the house “just because” the weather is nice–there must be a destination containing some element that is “useful” or “relevant” or conducive to “productivity.” so i make extensive plans (which i rarely adhere to, except maybe a very small … Read More

spring = rebirth, or something..

spring = rebirth, or something..

May 1, 2013By candyUncategorized

long time no write. for the past few months (the entire winter) i have been in hibernation, namely with a very specific occupation: my thesis. i have not seen much “real art” in a very long time, but instead have steeped myself in various seemingly trivial media: twitter feeds, celebrity news and interviews, youtube videos. … Read More

trivialities

trivialities

November 18, 2012By candyUncategorized

some thoughts on keeping a journal: I have kept a journal ever since I was seven. With very few exceptions, I have written in it everyday, even if it is just one sentence. I go through a ton of pens and paper; half of my closet is densely packed with remnants of these daily scribbles. … Read More

ivory tower

ivory tower

November 18, 2012By candyUncategorized

a heavily academic paper which i thought i messed up but for which i received fairly decent feedback. Sublime Tactics and Political Domination: the Radicalism of Schiller’s Education as Emancipation It is impossible to speak of the sublime without a discussion of politics: that is, the power relations between the perceiver and perceived. Immanuel Kant … Read More

ruins of yesterday/tomorrow

ruins of yesterday/tomorrow

October 16, 2012By candyUncategorized

Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Sept 6 – Oct. 12, 2012 Here is a man who loves making things. So much so that he created an entire world out of them. And this must be what people mean when they say art has the potential to envision an alternate reality: Leonardo Drew, at … Read More

ontology

ontology

October 16, 2012By candyUncategorized

Maya Lin’s Storm King Wavefield at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY on permanent display Home is not a physical fact but a feeling. It can have strong ties to an actual location—where one retreats after a day of work or one’s childhood hometown, for example—but not necessarily. Because home has to do with feeling … Read More