The personal, sexual, and bodily evocations of Stella Zhang prove that in some quarters of San Francisco, a woman’s sexuality can still be a potent and contentious statement. Lia Wilson reports on what made CCC’s administrators so nervous on opening night.
Archives for May 2010
Peter Schjeldahl named Eggleston “one of the great Romantic originals of camerawork.” His sole video effort, “Stranded in Canton”, was shot with a Sony Portapak, and the result, is a manic home movie that mixes distance and drunken intimacy in equal parts.
Unike the elegiac, rivulet-stained oil paintings of 19th century and pre-Revolutionary women that, for decades, Hung Liu has been painting from period photos, her latest series, “Drawings from Life and Death” carries a different kind of load: the weight of mortality
Is Ai Weiwei the plucky, disciplined Horatio Alger of the art world or its lucky, virtuous Oliver Twist?? Despite a harrowing life story that surpasses even Charles Dickens’ novels for melodramatic reversals of fate, Ai now enjoys global art world celebrity