Replacing Inkblots with Plastic Bags

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The epitome of “open to interpretation,” Rorschach Tests have been used by psychoanalysts since the 1920s with arguable validity. Whatever their clinical efficacy, the inkblots have worked their way into pop culture and general knowledge over the years and it’s no secret why—analyzing the abstract shapes is addictive. Now artist Kyung-Woo Han’s latest project substitutes cheap plastic shopping bags for ink in his latest series that invites the viewer’s interpretation and is sure to spur conversation in galleries.