Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chen Chieh-Jen 1996-2010 
until November 14th, 2010, at Taipei Fine Arts Museum
e-flux reports: "Chen created a series of photographic and video projects that re-imagine, re-write and re-connect his experience of living in a marginalized region and the intrinsic spirit of Taiwanese society, as well as propose possible ways of subverting dominant neoliberal logic...
In 1980s, the Cold War/Martial Law period in Taiwan, Chen challenged the limits of expression under the Martial Law system and the conservative art establishment with guerrilla-style performance art and underground exhibitions."

Friday, August 27, 2010

"When French luxury jeweler Mauboussin approached the Rockwell Group to design its new store, the design firm selected Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. to create a unique architectural decor element. The challenge was to make a statement without overwhelming the high-end merchandise it would showcase. Working in conjunction with Rockwell’s designers, Nathan Allan developed an icy, glittering new glass product that echoes the chiseled surfaces of brilliant diamonds. Entitled Crackle, this glass was used to unify three floors while complementing Mauboussin’s exquisite pieces."
Transmaterial, by Blaine Brownell