"This dedication to a drawn-out, labor-intensive process and unwillingness to take shortcuts exudes an exacting, nourishing reverence—not for any of Altfest’s male sitters, but for the very act of painting itself."
"Accordingly, the grown children of the diaspora often arrive back in present-day Hong Kong with uncertain dual identities; are they Hongkongers, or do they bear the mark of the country their parents landed in?"
"The music, crowd and announcers have fallen silent and all that remains is the sonically-magnified sounds of the two fighters’ exerted bodies moving about the ring and their gloves brutally meeting flesh."
"This is especially true in America, where a residual Cold War mentality and competition for global supremacy has bolstered the Trumpian myth: China as an omnivorous monster rousing from political inconsequence to devour the Earth."
"The affordability of cheap computers and pirated software gave people access to the tools necessary to experiment with film, sound, animation and video; this expanded access to technology resulted in a generation of Indonesian artists with strong IT skills who disseminated their work across their own vast social networks."