Oscar Yi Hou

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Melding critical theory, political critique, poetry, and memoir, this publication focusing on the work and writings of Oscar yi Hou weaves together a meditation on language, relation, and identity. Offering both scholarly and personal explorations of the artist’s oeuvre, yi Hou compels us to ask: What is art after representation?

Containing new essays from Simon Wu, Xin Wang, and Kate Wong, alongside a conversation between yi Hou and fellow artist Amanda Ba, this collection of texts illuminates the expansiveness of yi Hou’s practice. A collection of color plates surveying yi Hou’s artistic practice anchors the center of the book.

Represented in a series of chapters published here for the first time, yi Hou’s own writings entwine poetic and critical reflections on language, queerness, race, relation, and ontology. Intertextual in nature, these text pull from a web of citation, referencing theorists such as Gilles Deleuze, Rey Chow, Roland Barthes, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Édouard Glissant, and José Esteban Muñoz.

  • 255 pages
  • paperback
  • 7 x 4.25 x .88 in.
  • James Fuentes Press
Item Number: 22915