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City Report


Ways of seeing

Chiori Santiago

ISAMU NOGUCHI, Calligraphics, 1957, iron with rope, height 179 cm, courtesy Bedford Gallery, California. Collection the estate of the artist.

Is there such a thing as an Asian American aesthetic? If there is, it was very likely born in the San Francisco Bay Area. By an Asian American aesthetic, I don't mean a particularly Asian motif, subject matter or style, but rather a collective sensibility that refers to distance, isolation, identity and a view of the world that is often - but not always -…

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