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Adela H. Kim

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Adela Kim

Endpaper: Like Riding a Bike

Trip, fall, stumble, I did them all. My legs moved in opposite directions, as though rebelling against my body. My family—myself included—all laughed at the incredible lack of coordination gifted to me.

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As I have learned, we all reach breaking points. This is mine.

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Pretty Ugly

A critique of modern art by Adela H. Kim.

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Visual Arts

Pictures at an Exhibition

After a six-year major reconstruction project, the Harvard Art Museums is ready to reopen its doors as a university museum that combines the prestige of a metropolitan art museum with the mission of learning and research.

On Bittersweet Place

Wineberg's Success 'Bittersweet'

Although the plot seems standard for an immigrant book, “On Bittersweet Place” largely escapes cliché through the protagonist’s incredibly endearing voice.

Summer Postcards 2014

Living Tradition

Salzburgers aren't presenting tradition—they’re living it, seamlessly interweaving the past and the present.

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

The town is spectacular, and yet it is the company that makes the trip truly memorable.

Summer Postcards 2014

Foreign Domain

For locals, the two languages are like two separate accents of the same language. For me, it’s the difference between night and day.

Summer Postcards 2014

50 Hours in (East) Berlin

After a mere 50 hours, I still cannot exactly describe Berlin. But I think that’s the city’s charm.

Art of Protest


Adela Kim discusses the birth of modernism and its ties to protest art.

The Art of Protest

Your Body Is a Battleground

Adela Kim discusses the wider cultural implications of Barbara Kruger's "Untitled (Your Body Is a Battleground.)"

Art of Protest

Banksy and the Wall

Adela Kim discusses the controversial placement and aesthetics of Banksy's work.

On Campus

"Photo Eye" Opens At MFA

The exhibition features photographs associated with major artistic movements in the 20th century, such as Cubism, Constructivism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, and includes works by Constantin Brancusi, Ilse Bing, André Kertész, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, and Josef Sudek.

Art of Protest

Yes Men Bhopal Legacy

Adela Kim discusses the Yes Men's BBC stunt as a form of contemporary art.