Chie Aoki’s sculptures are very mysterious and so is the artist. There’s a complete loss of identity in the glistening black faceless forms. Aoki is an exception to the rule that an artist has to have information, a website, and gallery exhibitions that are available to peruse online, instead there is hardly a trace of the artist’s identity available the web. This unusual lack of a significant online presence seems to continue the underlying theme of these beautiful sculptures; that they are a mystery and the work speaks itself.
"The “re-” gestures—such as reblogging and retweeting—have become cultural rites of cachet in and of themselves. If you can filter through the mass of information and pass it on as an arbiter to others, you gain an enormous amount of cultural capital. Filtering is taste. And good taste rules the day: Marcel Duchamp’s exquisite filtering and sorting sensibility combined with his finely tuned taste rewrote the rules."
Kenneth Goldsmith, Why Conceptual Writing? Why Now? (via untilasinglesolitonsurvives)
“The world is changing and transitioning, we need to move forward into new forms of art. I realized that two things were missing in my art: technology and collectivity. What we have today is a symbiotic relationship with technology. We are moving into a new state of order.”
MGMT - “Alien Days”
Tilda Swinton in “Stranger Than Paradise” for W May 2013 photographed by Tim Walker
"People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people."
SHOWstudio: Gareth Pugh Autumn Winter 2013 Runway Collection
Gareth Pugh | AW 2011/12