On reflection/s

At a weekend retreat with graduate students of NYU's  Steinhardt School of Education --  I had absolutely no business being there except that a wonderful graduate student who worked for Neil Postman invited me -- there was a PhD candidate who had researched the cultural history of  glass.  When people figured out how to make large panes … Continue reading On reflection/s

Art+Asia/Writing+Video

This fall, artist and videographer Andrea Hull and I will be teaming up to launch Art+Asia/Writing+Video, a blog that takes full advantage of the genre by using words and images creatively to engage readers with contemporary and modern works by Asian artists.  We will approach these works in the contexts of both the artist's national … Continue reading Art+Asia/Writing+Video

Benjamin to the rescue…as always

Walter Benjamin -- you'd think his "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" had been so quoted that the words would be used up by now.  But no, they are still there, still legible, still useful, and they spring to mind as I walk through Serra's 'Junction' and 'Cycle'  at Gagosian gallery, camera in hand.  … Continue reading Benjamin to the rescue…as always