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// conversation peace // what makes art art?

Night had fallen and so had rain. I arrived at a suburban home outside Portland, Oregon, and I did not know the hosts because my brother invited me there. The parents of the household were ethnically Jewish and born in Ukraine, and the father formerly served in the Israel Defense Forces. I didn’t bring up … Continue reading

A Reason to Shoot People

In this verbal and visual essay, I propose that the best time to photograph people in an art gallery is when they offer a proportional statement between them and the installed work. It’s the optical equivalent of a simile. By Tommy Tung ============ At art exhibitions, you see photographers with point-and-shoot cameras and SLR machines … Continue reading

// Art // Relax, Not Reason Through It

In this essay, I abandon Art History so I can experience anthro[physis] at Rivera Gallery without “isms” and aggrandizing. By Tommy Tung Enter a gallery. A monocle and an art degree are not needed. Possess them however and you have an ocular and academic advantage. I pack light. I only carry the five senses—plenty for engaging any art exhibition. Equipped like … Continue reading