“Manga Ormolu”: Brendan Tang Blends Classic Ceramic With Mecha

In a hybrid series titled "Manga Ormulu", Brendan Lee Satish Tang Successfully combines fine antiques with a bit of pop-culture. Vases in Ming-Dynasty style are fused with partial mecha objects seen in futuristic Japanese anime and manga ("Mecha" are robotic vehicles controlled by a human pilot). Manga Ormolu opens a dialogue on contemporary culture, technology, and globalization through a fabricated relationship between ceramic tradition (using the form of Chinese Ming dynasty vessels) and ...  View More
October 27, 2016 Joshua