Hammer Blog

  • Telescope: China | From Qipao to Mao to Now

    Telescope: China | From Qipao to Mao to Now

    My first trip to China was in 2002. What I could see of fashion at that time in the shops and on the streets was generic, unattractive, and cheap looking. There was no identity, no beauty from the past or creative hope for the future.

  • Telescope: China | He Wei

    Telescope: China | He Wei

    He Wei’s mysterious abstractions investigate interior landscapes of the mind and heart. Through a process of applying many translucent layers of oil paint onto canvases lying on the floor random expressionistic color fields are created sometimes with broken geometric structures floating on the surface.

  • Telescope: China | Chinese New Year 2015

    Telescope: China | Chinese New Year 2015

    I normally travel to a friend’s home in the country for the Chinese New Year festivities but this year I stayed in Beijing. It’s wonderful but a little strange at the same time to be in here or any big Chinese city during the Spring Festival.

  • Telescope: China | Deng Tai, Walking

    Telescope: China | Deng Tai, Walking

    Walking is a series of over 1,300 photos and a video animation made over a three to four year period of time, in different cities, always at night, using only the street and shop lights for illumination. It is simply the recording of a journey, walking on an endless road, without a map, to some distant and undefined destination.

  • Telescope: China | Deng Tai

    Telescope: China | Deng Tai

    Deng Tai’s second solo exhibition at Telescope focuses on two specific nighttime performances entitled Shadow and Walking.