The New Yorker Profile of Paul Chan now online

The New Yorker Profile of Paul Chan that was first published during his solo exhibition at the New Museum in 2008 is now online and not behind a paywall. "Chan himself can be quite elusive, although he tries hard not to be. Many things amuse him, and he is attuned to the enriching absurdities of the moment. Not long ago, when my wife and I were having dinner with him at a downtown restaurant, the co-owner came over and asked whether he was our son. Chan looked up at her and nodded guilelessly. She persisted: Was he in college? What was he studying? “I’m studying to be an artist,” he said, not quite untruthfully." Read the rest of the profile on The New Yorker.