Attenuated is the long ear, pliant and receptive to phenomena the ear of Buddha. Strikingly different from these Korean experiences are those of America.
America provokes in Lim a pictorial object that emphasizes material fact, collections of things, and industrial technology.Technique, once artisanal, submits to technical presentation in specially manufactured cases hung on the wall in series; a series of wall reliefs results form the assemblage of materials set upon a shrine, a shrine for the industrial age. At his age, Lim has had many experiences of American and Western culture, which he encapsulates in each assemblage, and an assemblage of genres results: from still life to landscape, from abstract painting to montaged representations of human anatomy.The anatomy of the exhibition "Habitual Habitatat" may be said to display picture turning into image, image that preserves its experiential information in pictures.
This year Marjorie Welish became the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University, 2005. A poet, painter, and art critic, she is author of Word Group (Coffee House Press, 2004) and The Annotated “Here” and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2000). She is also the author of Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Widely published, her art criticism also extends to interviews with Robert Barry, Jasper Johns, Martha Rosler, Nancy Spero and Lawrence Weiner. A conference on her work at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in the compiled papers and presentations accompanying a sampling of her writing and art, in Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish (Slought Books, 2003). Welish has taught at Brown University and New School University, and is currently Adjunct Professor in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the graduate school of Pratt Institute. Her paintings are represented by Baumgartner Gallery in New York and Aaron Galleries in Chicago.