ready made

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 in buildings, china, drawings, sculpture, shanghai | One Comment

If Marcel Duchamp has taught us anything (and I think it is important to note that for the majority of people, he hasn’t – “Marcel who-now?”), it is the ability to transform the everyday into art with the proper framework, conceptualization, attitude, context, and foolish bravado. I have very little interest in pure ready-mades, and ...

that is filthy

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 in architecture, interiors, shanghai, urbanism | 3 Comments

I grew up with six brothers and sisters. Whether nature or nurture, most of them enjoy stacking things rather than putting them away. Newspapers, magazines, books, boxes, laundry, and mail all in piles around the house. A booby-trapped linen closet set to unleash a spring-loaded avalanche of towels, sheets, and toilet paper. I remember Ohio ...