arts writing

Mel Chin’s Tongue-in-Cheek Encyclopedia of the World

A review of Mel Chin's restless and far-reaching work, surveyed in a retrospective at the Queens Museum, for Hyperallergic

Six and a Half Ways to Disappear

Tehching Hsieh created six of the most rigorous and astonishing artworks in modern history. This piece visits his new, mysterious cafe in Brooklyn for The Offing.


Tracing the Lasting Influence of Black Power

A review of the Schomburg Center's display on Black Power—its poetry, music, international influence, and ongoing legacy—for Hyperallergic.


Basement Workshop: The Genesis of New York's Asian American Resistance Culture

Basement Workshop was not only an umbrella for NY Chinatown's artists and activists, but one of the places Asian American politics was articulated. Order the issue of Signal, or read the PDF

A Brief History of the Art Collectives of NYC’s Chinatown

Chinatown has long been a home to radical organizers and artists, collectives, and movements that have taken on questions of art production and displacement. Some highlights for Hyperallergic.

Park Chan-kyong’s Multimedia Works Resurrect Korean History

Park Chan-kyong speaks about ghosts, shamanism, and the divided Korean peninsula through his poetic films and photographs. A review of his solo exhibition at Tina Kim gallery for the Village Voice

A Sense of Place

Kahlil Joseph's 2017 exhibition at the New Museum, Shadow Play, marked another crossover for the director into the museum world. A brief preview of the exhibition for T Magazine

No Audience: Rashid Johnson at Hauser + Wirth

Rashid Johnson plays with audience, anxiety, and invisibility at his exhibition of new works. A review for Village Voice.

Two Men and a Show

Painting legends Willem de Kooning and Zao Wou-Ki never met, but are paired together in an exhibition that opens Dominique Lévy's new gallery space. An interview with Lévy for a capsule preview at T Magazine