Jane Cheng

Recent articles by Jane Cheng

Grab the hook

Issue 76, Summer 2010

Feature

‘Musicians are cooler than normal people, even if they’re flakey and poor!’ –…

Culturing feedback on feedback culture

Issue 75, Spring 2010

Review

Blogs are easy to approach: you stumble on a link, read an article or two…

Mapping the city of the future

Issue 78, Winter 2010

Review

The atlas is a difficult genre to take on, given the twentieth century’s many…

Scrubbing out the archives

Issue 77, Autumn 2010

Review

Over the past century philosophers and intellectual historians have repeatedly…

Best or just beautiful?

Issue 76, Summer 2010

Review

Every contest has its criteria, and this catalogue for The Best German Book…

A botanical garden of graphics

Issue 75, Spring 2010

Review

Regular Graphic Design Today provides a thorough overview of the basic interests…

Mixed doubles

Issue 76, Summer 2010

Review

Apprenticed first as a hoodlum graffiti artist, then as a calligrapher and…

Recent blog posts by Jane Cheng

Type Tuesday – sticky Univers

22 May 2012

Jonas Etter’s transient sculptures leave a bittersweet aftertaste
In the 1960s and 70s, making art with words was a way to avoid having a ‘thing’: words made it possible to replace the trace of the artist with the presence of the viewer. Artist Jonas Etter’s work both continues and inverts this tradition, turning the word itself into a ‘thing’ and a trace, writes Jane Cheng.