Chila Kumari Burman was raised by East Indians who emigrated to the impoverished Bootle district of Liverpool in the '50s. She was taught early and young to look for identity between the cracks of culture.
Burman uses memorabilia from her past -- shards of humor, pain, and the unexplained -- to
In the mid-1980s, Wang Guangyi espoused a humanist vision of art for post-Mao China. His series of paintings entitled "Frozen North Pole" sought to evoke, in the artist's words, "a kind of beauty of sublime reason which contains constant, harmonious feelings of humanity." Abstract human figures place
"Art," Yayoi Kusama once said, "is both the symptom and cause for my obsession." Indeed, her works -- many of which amalgamate thousands of polka dots into recognizable forms -- are the manifestation of the spots, nets, and flowers that she has seen in hallucinations since childhood. Many cite her tr
Trained as a filmmaker Lafia's work is informed by a joyous engagement with the formal qualities of artistic practice. In his own words, his "work is an exploration of how discourse constructs itself." His early experimental films -- "Auto-re-tour" and "Fini La Guerre" -- investigate the tensions be