From January 28 through February 19 of this year, Warm Engine (Greta Hansen and Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong) rode the entire Trans-Siberian Railway, studying the impact of Communism on the design of the Russian and Chinese cities that grew up along the railroad. TRANS SIBERIA, a show of their photos and drawings, will be on view through April 16 at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture's Studio-X (180 Varick Street, Suite 1610).
Greta Hansen was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her B.S. in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, studied classics at Boston University, urban planning in Alghero, Sardinia, and completed her Masters in Architecture from Columbia University in 2009. She has worked in exhibition design for projects for the Morgan Library, the Smithsonian, the Jewish Museum of New York, and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong
Wong worked to design spaces for the Venice Biennale of Art 2009.
Warm Engine is a transdisciplinary practice working at the boundaries of art and architecture. W.E. merges together film, costume, writing, installation, and the built world to narrate and imagine new frontiers in the conception of space. As a creative duo with art and architecture backgrounds, our work takes place on a variety of scales, whether our proposals are to modify a small room or a larger fragment of a cityscape.
SEPT 2023 | Fiction
Cortezs short story, The Year of the Self, centers on a protagonist struggling to recover from a breakup. Its a familiar premise, but in this case, executed with a fresh vision and voice, as the story resists being driven by causality. Instead, its told in impressionistic fragments. We watch the narrator push through the mundanity of everyday life while trying to find ways to shirk the weight of her grief. As the story progresses, the narrator ascribes a kind of existential profundity to the most everyday misfortuneswhether she's stepping in dog shit or getting a yeast infection. The result is a story more wry and sparkling than melancholy.
By Jessica Holmes
JUL-AUG 2022 | ArtSeen
Matthew Wong: The New World, Paintings From Los Angeles 2016 at Cheim & Read allows the viewer space to tune out from the mythological Wong and instead focus on the material Wong.
JUL-AUG 2022 | Critics Page
Well the thing is, Wong, you're doing it! Your show, Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord, basically makes huge space and shows how the Auntie Sewing Squad got mobilized to make 350,000 masksit called a lot of attention, helped our country, and made a national community of folks that are bonded foreverthat's what we want!
By Christian Liclair
JUNE 2022 | ArtSeen
Today, Martin Wong (19461999) is undoubtedly best known as an unwavering chronicler of a bygone era in New Yorks Loisaida neighborhood, his meticulous renderings of the material worlds seemingly inconsequential details, like brick walls or chain-wire fencing, and, of course, his adaptation of the fingerspelling gestures used in American Sign Language.