Monthly Archives: February 2017

vase

Rust spots bleeding into an otherwise pure white glaze might seem like a corruption of some sorts, as though the pot is spoiled. But in …

 
ever-tried-ever-failed

No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. For Samuel Beckett, failure was the ultimate goal of art. As he wrote in Three Dialogues: ‘to be …

 

Luminous and perfectly aligned, this complex work appears startlingly simple. Ruth Duckworth was a prolific artist who moved from …

 
elbphilharmonie-hamburg

Herzog & de Meuron’s super inflated Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg may mark the end of the era of heroic public projects, but it does …

 
universe painting

When you think about it, there is something peculiar about the universe we belong to. Its name, universe, comes from uni (‘one’) and verse …

 
tower-of-winds

When Japan’s ‘bubble’ economy peaked during the latter half of the 1980’s, values were easily swayed by information that often had no …

 

Tucked southwest of the Indian subcontinent, the Maldives archipelago stretches across 820km of the bright blue Indian Ocean. Surrounded …

 

The papery quality of this porcelain tableware is no coincidence. Argentinian designer Ruth Gurvich constructs vases from paper, sometimes …

 

From Metamorphoses, one of the most influential works in Western Culture, the above quotation reminds us that we cannot escape the …

 

Cultural buildings have always been a specialty of Chinese architect and professor He Jingtang. The Dachang Muslim Cultural Centre is …

 
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