The Autumn of Gim Hongdo

Prologue A week ago I dropped by an exhibit featuring one of the eminent artists of Korea's Joseon Dynasty, Gim Hongdo*. The exhibit had some issues, namely humidity damaged many of the works which, thankfully, were not originals. However, it was still well organized and informative enough to pique my interest in the artist again.... Continue Reading →

"You, my friend, you are not destined to be content in your stream. You are the harbinger between worlds. You are the one who travels and is traveled. You see and are seen. You are the messenger and the message." I returned to my 2013 Green Mountain series. This one was long due, but the... Continue Reading →

If you fear basements, you will be extremely limited at the Seoul branch of the MMCA as most of it is built underground. However Gallery 1 is on the ground floor and right now they're showing a special exhibition of the donated works of Suh Se Ok. Suh Se Ok's works with ink and hanji. I love... Continue Reading →

Shin Seonghwan – Ever-Changing

    After descending Discovery, you come across a study. A desk with a computer, a bookshelf, a chair, a potted tree and other various objects. It starts off uncomfortable though. The whole scene is painted white - no variation. This tabula rasa is the setting for Ever-Changing. Wait a little and soon the study... Continue Reading →

Bak Gijin – Discovery

  Entering the Low Technology exhibit at the Seoul Museum of Art brings you straight to a discovery. Or rather, it leads you to Discovery, an installation by Bak Gijin. (or Park Ki Jin - 박기진)   Discovery is a metal drum, around which is a make-shift platform one can walk up to. It's reminiscent... Continue Reading →

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