Art Wok

Saturday, December 12, 2009 | |


Up-and-coming artists and Chinese take-out restaurants: two things Williamsburg isn't lacking for. Seeing a similarity in the arrangement of the neighborhood's many Chinese restaurants to a traditional art district's closely placed art galleries, Yuhi Hasegawa and Gregg Louis organized Art Wok, an all-day art crawl in which artists will display work in five restaurants. Louis told PAPERMAG he hopes the debut project will allow artists to show their work to a "broader audience -- people who would maybe be intimidated or not as interested in making the effort to go to see art in a museum or gallery." This Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., artists, including Louis, Hasegawa, Yen-Ting Chung, Chao-Ying Lin, Akasha Wu, Hai-Hsin Huang, Robbie Huang, Jenny Lee, Habby Osk, Hui-Yu Su, Cheng-Ta Yu, and Shai Zurim will have work on display at Golden Dragon, Garden Kitchen, New Red House, East Meets West, and New Peking Chinese Restaurant. Go, have an egg roll, and see some art in an unexpected place.

Golden Dragon, 394 Metropolitan Ave. (718) 782-8024
Garden Kitchen, 487 Grand St. (718) 486-7121
New Red House, 622 Grand St. (718) 388-8111
East Meets West, 752 Metropolitan Ave., (718) 218-7777
New Peking Chinese Restaurant, 76 Bushwick Ave., (718) 388-8866

Inspiration Procrastination

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 | |

Taiwanese art student Bang-Yao Liu got a scholarship to take one year at SCAD in Georgia. I only just found his amazing final project on YouTube, which took him two weekends and four days of no sleep this summer to finish:

This is my senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design. Where my idea comes from is that every time when I am busy, I feel that I am not fighting with my works, I am fighting with those post-it notes and deadline. I manipulating the post-it notes to do pixel-like stop motion and there are some interactions between real actor and post-its.

Directed by Bang-yao Liu
Music by Röyksopp (
Sound design by Ian Vargo, Shaun Burdick
Actor: Chun-yao Huang

The Making Of Video: