Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng @ Somerset House

“The monkey king was misbehaving and so the Buddha imprisoned him under the Five Finger Mountains.” – Joyce Ng Despite becoming more and more international, in the worlds of art and fashion, the dominant language is English. While new markets continue to thrive outside of the West, major-players across the globe are still expected to […]

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GaHee Park @ Taymour Grahne

At first glance, GaHee Park’s paintings of interior domestic scenes – mostly at the dinner table – picture well dressed couples living the good life. The men smoke cigars, have elegantly trimmed moustaches and nearly always have a drink in their hand. Similarly, their female counterparts carry the same air of refinement, with their carefully […]

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Do Ho Suh @ Victoria Miro

How does one define home? Is it a place? Is it a feeling? If it is a physical space, what in its very physicality elevates it from a building to a location filled with sentiment? Can a place of residence evolve into a home immediately or does a dwelling become a realm of feeling over […]

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Tom Lewis @ Collectionaires

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon a unique pop-up shop in South Kensington. Inside the window are a series of pink creatures pulling obscure faces to the public and begging you to come inside and get to know them. Collectionaires is a boutique that sells luxury Japanese clothing that is specially hand selected […]

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Yoshimoto Nara @ Dairy Art Centre

If the name Yoshimoto Nara is unfamiliar to you, then I am almost certain that you would at least recognise his cartoon like images, which are coincidentally, currently on display at the Dairy Art Centre. The show comprises sculpture, drawings, painting and even a water fountain in a retrospective style set-up. Nara is a Japanese […]

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Ai Weiwei @ Lisson

In the latest issue of Dazed and Confused, Ai Weiwei is quoted as saying: If anyone thinks art if safe, they don’t understand art. Art is dangerous.’ Weiwei is arguably the most famous Chinese artist in the western world, being famous not only for his artwork but also for his political activism. The artist has […]

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Zhang Huan @ Pace

When I tell people that I wrote my dissertation on Zhang Huan the usual response is: who?! Despite the rise in popularity and interest by the west for Chinese art, many would struggle to name any contemporary Asian artists. Zhang’s career has seen him work in China and New York through a variety of media […]

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