REVIEWS

/ MONICA WESTIN
Haroon Mirza’s “The Night Journey”

ASIAN ART MUSEUM, San Francisco

View of Haroon Mirza’s “The Night Journey” at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2018.
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Monica Westin

The source material for The Night Journey (2018), Haroon Mirza’s sound-based multimedia installation, is a miniature painting from the collection of the Asian Art Museum that is conspicuously absent from the final exhibition. The original painting, The night journey of the prophet Muhammad on the heavenly creature Buraq, created in... continue reading
Ken Lum’s “What’s old is old for a dog”

CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, San Francisco

Ken Lum, Melly Shum Hates Her Job, 1989–2018.
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Monica Westin

Ken Lum is a prolific writer as well as a conceptual artist, deeply attuned to semiotics across media, whose past work includes a series of “language paintings” that depict nonsensical words in colorful designs. He would probably be amused to hear that I turned to the Oxford English Dictionary while... continue reading

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