REVIEWS

/ PAULINE J. YAO
Hong Hao’s “AS IT IS”

BEIJING COMMUNE, Beijing

Hong Hao, Reborn, 2011.
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Pauline J. Yao

There is something immensely gratifying about seeing an artist produce a roomful of artworks out of meticulously collected miscellaneous receipts, letters, forms, and paper ephemera from daily life. Perhaps this is due to the familiarity of the materials, or the fact that most of us take comfort in knowing that... continue reading
2011 Singapore Biennale

MARINA BAY, Singapore

2011 Singapore Biennale
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Pauline J. Yao

The 2011 Singapore Biennale, under the artistic direction of Matthew Ngui and curators Russell Storer and Trevor Smith, gathers sixty-three artists from thirty countries in four different venue locations: the Old Kallang Airport, the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum, and Marina Bay. It is one of the more agreeable Asian biennial experiences I have had in a while, perhaps a result of its well-paced and smooth organization, with artworks clearly... continue reading
Liang Shuo’s "Fit" at C5 Gallery, Beijing
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Pauline J. Yao

Containing objects copiously collected over the past two years and assembled on-site over a month, "Fit" is a monument to the plastic, gaudy, and jerry-rigged aesthetic that permeates contemporary China.... continue reading

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