In spite of its modest size, this flask in the shape of a mango, adorned with gold, gems, and enameling, eloquently demonstrates the artistic standards and tastes of seventeenth-century Mughal India. Likely to have been created during the reign of Shah Jahan, the emperor who built the famous Taj Mahal, the flask expresses the Mughal […]
Sturdy, monumental, artfully rounded, richly adorned, and so weighty and well balanced that it could hardly be overturned, this dignified and useful inkpot can be seen as a poetic visual symbol of the empire inherited by Jahangir. If his father, Akbar, commissioned works of art as elements of a dynamic imperial vision, the son did […]
This rectangular panel, representing the entire decorated area of a floor, was found in 1937 in part of a Roman villa excavated at Daphne, a summer resort near the ancient city of Antioch (in southern Turkey). The central emblem contains the bust of a female figure, probably a generic personification of abundance and good living. […]
Ldn17 is a visual diary that celebrates the intimate experience of traveling. The booklet merges photographs of Dalston and Shoreditch, London followed by lyrics of various hip hop artists – music listened during its documentation. The project is followed by a public playlist on Spotify.
Useless from Masculin Féminin series, analog photography, Tokyo, 2015. Edition of 10. Masculin, féminin is an unstaged documentation of marginal and shabby findings with a note of domestic intimacy and nostalgia. It dwells with curiosity and wonders about what lies beneath the explicit truth in ordinary life. The title is a provocation to gender classification […]