Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi’s 12-meter long installation is made of 8,000 sheets of Xuan paper draped on pieces of bamboo suspended from the ceiling. The overall effect is something like a tunnel (which viewers are encouraged to pass through) reinforcing the theme of journeying from one place or culture to another. More images of Jinshi’s “Boat” below.
“Dirty Knees” is a visual arts exhibition exploring mixed-race identities, featuring artists Nomi Chi, Shannon Elliott, Katie So, Mandy Tsung and Lauren YS (all of half-Asian ancestry).
The title of the show is a reference to the old playground rhyme (“Chinese/ Japanese/ Dirty knees/ Look at these!”) and deals with the complexities of internalized racism as well as the difficulty of establishing an identity that isn’t just stratified but fetishized and overlooked by linear definitions of race and heritage.
Bringing together a very personal selection of work, the exhibit aims to create a sense of community and encourage discussion around issues of race and identity. See more images below or on display at Vancouver’s Untitled Art Space in Chinatown (436 Columbia Street), opening August 12th.
Paris-based artist Karine Jollet’s sculpts body parts, with strangely precise anatomical detail, out of various fabrics. More images below.
Paintings by self-taught, Milan-based artist Dario Maglionico (click here for previous post). Maglionico’s work explores perceptions of time and the possibility that the events we live occur simultaneously, like overlapping traces.
Check out more images below and new works on display at his upcoming show, “Sincronie”, at the Visconti Castle in Legnano from September 4 to December 18.