Four headless figures -- a man, a woman, and two children -- stand at attention as if in a drawing room, perhaps: they're hard to situate. Their clothes' colorful fabric clashes violently with a laced-up style. In "Nuclear Family" (1999), Yinka Shonibare has fashioned African batik prints into the Vi
Applying the strategies of Deconstruction to Post-Colonialism, Gayatri Spivak seeks to undermine the power of centralized
discourses in the interest of clearing a space for marginalized voices.
Known for her ample erudition and opaque theoretical texts, Spivak combines abstract philosophical specu
Yohji Yamamoto's 1999 spring fashion show is said to have made hardened fashion editors cry. The so-called King of Japanese Deconstructivism takes a poetic stance with his angular and hard-edged designs, emphasizing simplicity of both line and function. His work is filled with dark, sharp, vivid line
Huang Yongping is a rebel who playfully rejects cultural dogma. He identifies neither with Asian tradition nor with trends imported from the West -- though he employs both. His work is a perpetual contestation of received ideas, an attempt both to empty cultural space of its ideological clutter and t