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Name: Maya Lin
Hails from: NYC
Occupation: Artist, Architect
Known for: Making visual impact. Early success. Lasting Impressions.
Lin was among the 19 artists honored by President Obama on Thursday with the National Medal of Arts. The minimalist artist, who grew up amidst mostly white folks in Ohio and “didn’t realize [she] was Chinese” until her twenties, also designed the Museum of Chinese in America, which opened in NYC last September.
But what’s next for Lin? “What’s Missing?“–her new multimedia exhibit depicting our planet in peril, which will debut at MOCA on Earth Day, April 22. The accompanying site will also Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Maya Lin
Filed under: Architects, Artists, Brilliant Ladies, Chinese-Americans, Earth--We Have A Problem, Legends, Maya Lin, MOCA, Multimedia, Museum of Chinese In America, National Medal of Arts, President Barack Obama, The Art World, Vietnam Memorial, Visual Art, What's Missing?
Hands down, the coolest thing ever to happen to Yellow people’s pop culture is Giant Robot Magazine.
Think of it this way: On this day 16 years ago, there was no glossy print publicasian featuring rising Asian/Asian American artists or filmmakers or writers or toymakers or skaters or bands. There were not yet hilarious Asian YouTube Stars, no awesome slant-eyed bloggers. Asian and Asian American pop culture certainly existed–but most of us couldn’t touch it, taste it or claim it.
Filed under: Blogs, Culture Vultures, Death of Print Media, Donasians, Down Economy, Due Merit, Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot, Giant Robot Needs You, Giving Back, Godfathers, Goodbyes, GR, Martin Wong, Pop Culture, Print Publicasians, Sadness, Save Ourselves, The Art World
Art darling Terence Koh, who is Beijing-born, New York-based, and represented by Peres Projects in LA and Berlin, has recently gotten people in Gateshead, England hot and bothered because of work he exhibited in a group show at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Koh’s contribution includes plaster sculptures of E.T., Mickey Mouse and, most controversially, Jesus…all sporting boners.
It’s nearly impossible to find photos from the exhibit online, but Koh’s Untitled (Medusa), in which a cluster of religious icons are, uh, standing at attention, gives you an idea of what all the fuss is about:
I mean, who wouldn’t want their God–especially if you believe that He was made flesh (John 1:14)–to be well-hung?
Check out Terence Koh’s website here. He’s here, he’s queer, he’s over there getting photographed with Karl Lagerfeld, get used to it.
It has been reported that Kanye West wanted a private audience with Japanese artist “Mr.” so badly that Kanye surprised him with dinner (fried chicken and Mexican food, to be exact, a man after my own heart) while the artist was installing new work at the Lehmann Maupin gallery last Thursday. Here’s one of Mr.’s paintings: