Grace Noh is a curator and artistic creator whose philosophy lies on the new formations of ideas from the translation of the past. Creation of an idea can never be a pure creation of its own. Having spent her childhood and adolescence in Korea and Hawaii and later in Boston and New York, Noh has naturally developed her interest in the hybridity of artistic and cultural exchanges among people. With her diverse cultural background, Noh strives to explore human knowledge and emotions that can be expressed in any kind of artistic means. Noh received her M.A. in Art History at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She lives and works in New York.
Articles by Grace Noh
To hug and to embrace, the individuals need to accept each other. There is the physical warmth and touch of bodies. What happens when these elements are absent?
Every subject in a photograph is someone’s loved one or at least somebody recognizable in someone else’s memory. Photographs preserve some kind of memory. Memory cannot be seen in photographs, but it can be evoked since photographs are, as Barthes says, “the past and the real” from previous experiences.
"Many things change over time. People change, the ways people talk change, and social systems change."
“We have a new vision and a new social life, but we have not adapted the house accordingly.”
"No one can advise or help you - no one. There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to [create]."
Sometimes with its rusticity, sometimes with its quiet taste, and sometimes with its refined elegance, tea inspires and comforts me with its beauty.
As great joyful moments happen unplanned, sadness also come without a warning. If happiness and sadness happen unexpectedly, then shouldn’t we more hopeful for the future?
They were the personal and emotional words of strangers publically shared in one of the most popular places in New York City.
What is it about time that we get curious to ask on the other side of the phone or over text messages when we talk to someone in a different time zone?
“The mirror is like a utopia, since it is a placeless place. In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not… It’s an ‘unreal’ space. Also, the mirror is a heteropia as the mirror does exist in reality. It makes this place that I occupy at the moment when I look at myself in the glass at once absolutely real and absolutely unreal.”
- Michel Foucault (1926 – 1984)