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Dreams of Progress

MAI-THU PERRET, News From Nowhere II, 2019, Haute lisse hand woven wool tapestry, 210 × 150 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong / London / New York.

Sometimes it is necessary to leave the crowds behind in order to discover the world again. Writers, monks, artists, naturalists, and astronomers are all known to check out for extended periods of time to gain a renewed perspective on life. In this era of extended isolation and social distancing, being away from the maddening throngs of society has…

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