Sözlerine delik kulağım… Özürlere sağır… Kör bir kuyu olacağım… Sen ise, güzelsin… Güzel sözcüğünü senden başkasına lâyık göremem… Ama bir önceki cümlede görmüş olabilirim… Aldırma, güzelsin…
Ulus Baker - Kum Güzeli
The only information I have about this young woman is this description: Indígena de la clase rica (Mestiza sangley-filipina). Photograph by the Dutch photographer, Francisco van Camp, ca. 1875. She’s a Chinese mestiza from the Philippines. I don’t know if standards of beauty were the same in the 19th century, but by today’s standards, she’s absolutely stunning.
Maarten Baas (Dutch, b. 1978, Arnsberg, Germany) - The Empty Chair for Amnesty International Designs. Maarten Baas’ chair design stands as a symbol for the chair that Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 (Chinese, b. 1955, Changchun, China) did not sit in during the Nobel prize awards ceremony back in 2010, as he is currently serving an 11 year imprisonment for ‘undermining the state’.