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
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
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
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