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Modern Art Monday Presents: Salam Tower, Doha By Cui Jie

salam tower doha photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Cui Jie’s Salam Tower, Doha (2020) was acquired by MoMA in 2021 and in currently in its debut presentation at the museum. The Salam Tower is a waterfront skyscraper that was built as power of Qatar’s redevelopment efforts after the oil crisis of 1979. In Cui’s otherworldly depiction, the building is interwoven with symbols from socialist monuments in China and Europe. It soars above, but also seems to dissolve into the artificially saturated water beneath it. A leading member of the post 1980s generation of Chinese artist, Cui lives and works in Shanghai and focuses on painting, design, and the global histories of modernism, capitalism, and communism.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

5 Temples That You Must Visit In Phuket, Thailand

buddhist temple photo
Wat Khao Rang

Thailand’s rich culture can be found in its small towns, as evidenced by its distinct blend of culture and religious sites in Phuket. This small town embodies Thailand’s diverse culture in splendor and beauty.

You can also find Chinese shrines, particularly in Phuket, due to the Chinese community that has migrated to Thailand over the centuries. In Phuket, there are as many Chinese shrines as there are Wats, so you’re bound to find a colorful and exciting temple close to whereever you go. Here are 5 temples you should add on your trip to Phuket. Continue reading 5 Temples That You Must Visit In Phuket, Thailand

Instagram Photo The Week: The Year of The Tiger

This past week, we celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Tiger. This photo of cascading golden Chinese paper lanterns was taken in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village, at Bleecker Street and LaGuardia Place. All is calm, all is bright.

Eye On Design: Chinese-Inspired Fretwork Candlestands

pair of fretted candle stands 2 photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Chinese fretwork first appeared in Britain in the early eighteenth century on garden fences, but it was not until midcentury that the vogue for fretwork on furniture erupted. Continue reading Eye On Design: Chinese-Inspired Fretwork Candlestands

Restaurant Review: Red Peony Chinese Cuisine

Red Peony Menu Logo
All Photos By Gail

In a city that loves to eat, Chinese is among the most popular cuisines in Manhattan. From Chinatown to Midtown, I frequent a handful of Chinese restaurants that consistently serve my favorite dishes with no disappointments, but there is always room to add one more to that list. Open since late August 2019Red Peony, located in the heart of midtown’s upscale shopping district, is an elegant Chinese restaurant that feels like a secret oasis within the congested urban landscape. Specializing in both Cantonese and Szechuan-style dishes, Red Peony aims to be fully inclusive of every palate; with an extensive menu featuring both familiar favorites and exotic-sounding, visually tempting dishes I’ve not seen on other menus. Judging by the number of Chinese families gathered at its large round tables on the night of my visit, Red Peony offers a truly authentic dining experience.

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