Down the alleys of the quickly gentrifying neighborhood west of Gueongbokgung Palace are art museums and art spaces. One such is Sarubiadabang (사루비아다방), located in a cool subterranean location. The steps going down are steep. Halfway down we are greeted by a single wooden creature, gazing at us with a large solitary lense atop a... Continue Reading →
February 11 – 24, 2015 Gallery i – Insadong, Seoul Be ready for the twisted, meandering imaginings that are the brainchildren of The Crazy Factory – a group of eleven Korean artists. With no unifying theme, each artist puts on display what they do best. The collective result is a vivacious delight for the eyes.... Continue Reading →
The Eternal Struggle The title and theme evoke the childhood wonder and simplicity found in a game that distills the complex struggles of the world into a 'this beats that' triumvirate. The playfulness of the theme pervaded the work, from the haunting to the light hearted. Thirteen artists put forward their contributions towards... Continue Reading →
If you visit the perfected state, Jeonju, one of the places you are likely to visit is Gyeonggijeon, a palace shrine built for, not a king, but his portrait. More specifically, it was built for King Tae-jo's portrait, the founder of the late Joseon Dynasty. Tae-jo, not his portrait. His portrait didn't found anything. Just... Continue Reading →
Everyday, as we walk down the streets and live our lives, we form and reinforce memories of time, place, and things. A familiar scent can recall distant memories of childhood, or a song in a foreign land can make us think of our distant friends and family. Sometimes these memories feel locked deep, just waiting... Continue Reading →
Seoul is Seoul, and Seoul passes you by no matter how fast you go, so take it easy and enjoy the day.
Today I went meandering. I often start these jaunts heading towards Gwanghwamun, partly due to my love of Kyobo bookstore, partly due to my enjoyment of the public area, and partly due to just plain habit. Perhaps next time I'll walk toward Dongdaemun. But that'll be another story! Today was cold, -14 °C, or 7... Continue Reading →