Seattle Asian Art Museum is now reopened, and we are still excited. Jennifer
S. Li wrote about the
“fresh and relevant” museum for ArtAsiaPacific.
orchestrated moments of kismet, discovery, and wonder, with space for visitors’
personal revelations as they interacted with the reinstallation.”
Eve M. Kahn has a lively and
thorough look for Apollo Magazine of the reimagined museum.
“And given Seattle’s complicated history of changing attitudes
toward immigrants and visitors from the rest of the Pacific Rim, Foong [Ping,
curator of Asian art] notes, ‘It’s very meaningful to have an Asian art museum
in this city.’”
This week’s edition of Real Change features the Asian Art Museum, with this story
from Kelly Knickerbocker.
“With the renovated
building came an opportunity to start completely from scratch,” Foong said.
“People kept asking, ‘Did you just go on holiday when the museum closed?’ It’s
quite the opposite.”
The Stranger’s Jasmyne Keimig often takes a look at what’s “Currently
she is on Faig Ahmed’s Oiling, which is now on view in Be/longing:
Contemporary Asian Art.
Mayumi Tsutakawa wrote for the South Seattle Emerald about Gather,
the Garden Court’s new LED-light installation, which
was created by her son, Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn.
“Do Sh*t Alone,” says
the Stranger’s Jasmyne Keimig, recommending the
joys of seeing art, movies, and music solo.
The Seattle Times’
Crystal Paul reviews Excluded, Inside the Lines, the Wing Luke’s
exhibition on redlining
and housing discrimination in Seattle that closes February 23.
Katie Kurtz interviews
artist Dan Webb about his
massive foray into stonework; his granite hands will soon grace
Sound Transit’s Redmond Technology Station. Very cool visuals by Matt M.
“They are my hands
for a reason. Moving your boulder is a very personal subject and everybody’s
got a boulder to move. It’s very literal,” Webb says.
A look back for the
#BongHive: Here’s Gary Indiana for Artforum in 2007, reflecting on the
“Gogol in Seoul” sensibilities of director Bong Joon-ho.
The New York Times’
Elizabeth A. Harris reports on repercussions from the coronavirus hitting
the art world.
Artnet’s Katie White from
the frontlines of “bro-ramics”; apparently, Hollywood dudes are
really into making ceramics? Of course, it’s a medium that has been dominated
by women for centuries.
“The popularity may
wax and wane, but I don’t think we’ll return to anything like the material biases
that existed in the late 20th century…and Seth Rogen will turn to underwater
Cristofano Allori’s “breakup song” version of the oft-painted Judith and Holofernes.
– Rachel Eggers, SAM Associate Director of Public Relations
Photo: Jueqian Fang