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TSUYOSHI TANE: PT II

“The main challenge for me now is thinking about how to make architecture that is durable – not only materially durable, but also socially durable: architecture that can endure the pressures of commercialism and capitalism and the constant changes of life today.”

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TSUYOSHI TANE: PT I

ARCHITECTURE IN NAME AND DEED by Andrew Maerkle
— “Since the 20th century we have produced a huge quantity of spaces, but we have lost our sense of place. Place is a singular point. You cannot reproduce or replicate it. You cannot replace one place with another place.”

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HSU CHIA-WEI: PT II

“Hou Hsiao-hsien comes from the generation who were dealing with the experiences that their parents lived through, which they heard about as they were growing up. That meant they were very close to the history. But what I’m dealing with is more remote . . . I can jump from doing a 13th-century Noh play to something that happened 40 million years ago to something from the colonial period.”

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HSU CHIA-WEI: PT I

NOT ONLY BLACK-AND-WHITE by Andrew Maerkle
—“The fact is there is no true history. History is always written from a specific position or perspective. This is one of the key issues I address in my works. My works question history and the way that these ideologies are constructed.”

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MAKOTO AIDA: PT II

“I was working on site, transcribing and arranging these aphoristic notes I had compiled in the memo app on my iPhone, and as I wrote everything out I started hearing this voice in my head saying, ‘There’s no way this could ever be realized.’ I went back and forth with myself about it. Then at the end I thought: ‘Capitalism right now . . . needs to change!'”

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MAKOTO AIDA: PT I

THE ANTI-SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTIST By Andrew Maerkle
— “There’s a secret smoking room behind the video installation of me singing karaoke as Joseph Beuys, Artistic Dandy (2018), so I could hear the song as I smoked. I mean, probably no serious artist anywhere else in the world would make a work like that. But the work is not an arrogant critique of the socially-engaged artists epitomized by Beuys. It’s more an expression of my doubt that they would ever let me join their club.”

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LAWRENCE WEINER

MEANING RESTS WITHIN By Andrew Maerkle
— “As far as translations go, I mean, gee whiz, it’s like a reproduction. There are lousy reproductions of things and there are decent reproductions – but it’s still a reproduction of the same thing.”

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Nicolas Bourriaud

BETWEEN PRACTICE AND THEORY By Futoshi Hoshino Nicolas Bourriaud lectures at Tokyo University of the Arts, January 8, 2018. Photo: Shu Nakagawa, courtesy Tokyo University of the Arts. One of the premier intellects in the fields of contemporary art andView More >

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh: Pt II

II. Prologue: Squat/Anti-Squat (2016), film installation with dialogue on back-to-back screens, 17 min each side, installation view in the Dutch Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017. Photo Daria Scagliola. All images: © Wendelien van Oldenborgh, courtesy the artist andView More >

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh: Pt I

STARING WITH EQUALITY Cinema Olanda Film (2017), digital projection, 17 min, installation view in the Dutch Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017. Photo Giacomo Frison. All images: © Wendelien van Oldenborgh, courtesy the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. BasedView More >

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