By Darren Tesar

Darren Tesar (b.1984 USA, lives and works between USA and Taiwan). Tesar graduated with a BFA from the University of Wiscosin-Stout in 2008 and with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2010. He currently works as Programme Director at FOGSTAND Gallery & Studios, Hualien, Taiwan. Recent activities include: fromming (Exhibition text for Death is the mother of beauty: Charles Matson Lume), New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN, 2015; Guest Curator: Absolving the Object: Kaifeng Chun, Richard Frater, Song-yun Kim, Latent Spaces, Singapore 2015; Time after Time, Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK, 2014; Nameless Forms, Latent Spaces, Singapore, 2014; Refining Commitment, XMS Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013; Reverential, published for the exhibition, Della Liquidezza Della Terra, Milan, Italy, 2013; Resident Artist at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon, Seoul, South Korea 2013; Kneading/Needing, WOWHUH, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2013; Writing Fellowship at Vermont Studio Centre, VT, USA, 2012.

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“…as being-without-insistence, as being-on-tiptoe, as being without daring to be…”1 Emmanuel Levinas Watch your blood the next time you are cut. Look at the blood. Depending on the size of the wound, you will not be able to see into the recess, but, instead, observe the pooled up blood—puffed—on the edges of your skin. Bring…

Refining Commitment

“Time Is On My Side” was originally written by Jerry Ragovoy under the pseudonym Norman Meade. In 1963, an arranger by the name of Garry Sherman contacted Ragovoy after trombonist, Kai Winding, had interest in the song’s more commercial potential. However, Ragovoy did not have any extra lyrics prepared, save for five words that comprise…