Gender Construct and Creation Myth (with video)

I am currently working on a public program with Para Site. It is one of the video highlight tours of the current exhibition Garden of Six Seasons. Below is my original script writing and the video(updated 29/8), talking about Citra Sasmita's Work 'The Habor of Restless Spirits' in terms of mythology, narratives of history and… Continue reading Gender Construct and Creation Myth (with video)

Dear D: The Evolution of Love Letters

(The Chinese version was published on Stand News https://thestandnews.com/art/%E8%A6%AA%E6%84%9B%E7%9A%84d-%E6%83%85%E6%9B%B8%E6%BC%94%E5%8C%96%E8%AB%96/#.XBn1XXP3OXY.facebook) In the book Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance, Andrea Clarke suggested “Love letters are an expression of intimacy; their words allow us insight into the private relationships of people down the ages.” Here I am, looking at the private thoughts of an anonymous admirer on… Continue reading Dear D: The Evolution of Love Letters

British Museum Study Room and the Grant Museum of Zoology

We visited the British Museum Prints and Drawings study room. It was an excited experience to see the real drawing and sketch of the old masters. It was ashamed we only have around an hour to do sketching. After lunch I went to the Grant Museum of Zoology. It was a small museum with many… Continue reading British Museum Study Room and the Grant Museum of Zoology

Oxford School Trip

During the trip, we visited different museum including Museum of Science History, Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum. All these museums exhibit a lot of objects and specimen. This makes me feel more interested in exploring the relationship between an object, collection and museum. The most interesting museum is Pitt Rivers Museum, it collected… Continue reading Oxford School Trip

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World

I went to see Mark Dion's "Theatre of the Natural World" in White Chapel Gallery right after I visited Freud Museum. His works are always related to archaeology, ecology and detection. My first impression to his installation work reminds me the collections of historical antiques I've seen in the study room of Freud Museum. Dion is… Continue reading Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World

Damien Meade​’s Show in Peter von Kant Gallery

When visiting Damien Meade’s show, Meade talked about the problem of when to stop the painting. He left the strokes in painting for its ambiguity. He thought this would leave enough room for audience’s imagination to complete the work in their mind. It was similar to the idea of empty and full in traditional Chinese painting… Continue reading Damien Meade​’s Show in Peter von Kant Gallery