Charwei Tsai: Healing Harmonies

Charwei Tsai’s latest series of works tells the sung stories of people living far from home in precarious living conditions and uncertain legal status. Together with her partner and filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang, they visited marginalized communities in Nepal, in the UK, and in Taiwan, recording voices of sorrow and longing, but also of hope.

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ProfilesDaryl Mitchell
Hiromi Tsuha: The Nomadic Intruder

Although much of Hiromi Tsuha’s work is strikingly different, there’s one central theme that is always present. From reconstructing her father’s house to recreating the homes of her friends on the steppes of Mongolia, these pieces of art all tell a similar tale. They are symbolic of home.

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Mao Ishikawa: Loving Freely, Living Freely

Mao Ishikawa's latest autobiographical collection, Red Flower, gives us a candid glimpse of life as she knew it between 1975 and 1977 in Okinawa when occupation forces, the U.S military, brought not only arms and guns, but a taste of what life could be should the locals live without conforming to their cultural environment.

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CriticismDaryl Mitchell
Takashi Homma: Letting in the Light

For Japanese photographer Takashi Homma, darkness is special in a world that "overflows with light." In his most recent book titled The Narcissistic City, he goes back to the past, to the origins of photography, to explore and question the role of the photographer in image-making. 

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CriticismDaryl Mitchell
Greg Girard: Hidden Places

Photographer Greg Girard's latest publication, Hotel Okinawa, is a pictorial study of the hidden qualities of Japan's southernmost island, focusing on the US military bases that “matter-of-factly,” the photographer says, shaped the island's social and physical landscape. 

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CriticismDaryl Mitchell
Kiyoaki Shinzato: Bridging Generations

Okinawan artist and designer Kiyoaki Shinzato looks deep into the natural environment to produce 'art-artifacts' that combine modern aesthetics and materials with the philosophical heritage of his ancestors. In this conversation, Shinzato offers insight into his work and aspirations. 

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InterviewsDaryl Mitchell
Li Yun Xia: The Soul in the Scissors

"I feel a connection with Shannxi through the scissors” says Hong Kong-based paper cut artist Li Yun Xiawho. In a few words, she measures the distance between Hong Kong and her native Shaanxi province in China, crossing millennia as she remembers the home of an ancient art form. 

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ProfilesDaryl Mitchell