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Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer#24

2011, Mixed media; taxidermied deer with artificial crystal glass

New York in the winter – The great indoors at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of the City of New York

Among my presents this season was an impromptu getaway to New York with Steve. The weather didn’t cooperate very much — it rained buckets and then turned cold. But we stayed indoors at the Met and the Museum of the City of New York and at night ate Indian food and heard some jazz at the Jazz Standard,  featuring the Kenny White Quintet.  No complaints! Metropolitan Museum of Art I consulted with Andrea before heading up there and she steered us to a couple very nice exhibits. Steve particularly enjoyed Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China at the ... More » »

Inside 798 Gallery, with old production machines on permanent display. (It was an arms factory originally built by the East Germans.)

Art in China Part 1 – A visit to galleries and artist studios in Beijing

By Virginia Maksymowicz and Blaise Tobia This trip to China was different in many respects from our first, in 2008: One of us was participating in an exhibition; our travels were entirely self- directed; and half of our trip took place in the huge Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou urban continuum that is home to about 120 million people. (Read Blaise and Virginia’s 2008 post.) The exhibition in which Blaise participated was a show of nine studio faculty members of Drexel’s Art & Art History Department, aptly titled 9 (partly because arabic numbers need no translation in China). It took place at the ... More » »