The Body Begs to be Written: The Written Word as an Agent of Ownership
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The Body Begs to be Written: The Written Word as an Agent of Ownership

Let’s start with Xu Bing’s pieces Cultural Animal from 1994 and his earlier work A Case Study of Transference from the previous year. Two works that confront us with the brutal collision between two cultures. Cultural Animal presents us with an even more harsh reality than its predecessor when the artist replaces the female pig … Continue reading

The Devotional Painting of Anelecia Hannah Brooks
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The Devotional Painting of Anelecia Hannah Brooks

The viewer may enter Ms. Brooks’ works through identification with the familiar, everyday objects, figures and people she portrays. The familiarity of her subject matter (a knife, an onion, a young girl) offer an intimacy, comfort, though not a sense of complacency. Each simple object as well as the more complex frontal confrontation in her … Continue reading