Jayson Kim

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Art Basel 2012

The 2012 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach officially closed yesterday, Sunday, December 9. Praised by artists, exhibitors and visitors as Art Basel’s most serious presentation in Miami Beach to date, its galleries across the board reported some great showings. Art Basel may have been the main attraction, but my friends and I found ourselves just as captivated by the vast collection of Art Deco architecture along Collins Avenue. Untitled was particularly interesting, as it was held in a... [more]
Posted by Jayson Kim on 12/20/12

Asian Art Trends

One trend among the younger artists is work influenced by Japanese anime and cartoons. Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami are key influences for younger artists trying to grab auction-house attention. MOCA Shanghai curator Victoria Lu has coined the phrase “animamix” to describe the style and has held the Animamix Biennial at the Shanghai museum since 2007. This year, the Animamix Biennial is expanding to four venues and will be interesting to see this continues to influence the south pacific... [more]
Posted by Jayson Kim on 8/19/12

ACAW & The Taste of Others

I think this is a personal committment is a key component for both projects. For me, this is a process of unlearning or making sense of all the “dead information” that one accumulates through conventional study. The task of maturity is to navigate through that jungle. I am not interested in positioning expertise, rather in creating both a personal and professional platform for inquiry and ways of confronting inertia and ignorance about very compelling, unexplored subjects in contemporary art... [more]
Posted by Jayson Kim on 1/18/12