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 →
A Quiet Cacophony The England based superstar artist trio, Troika, has been exhibiting in Seoul for a few months. Just west of Gyeongbuk Palace, Persistent Illusions is presented in the clinical white interior of Daelim Museum. The lobby tries to invoke a suave technological look (ala the Apple Store) but I couldn't help but see it... Continue Reading →
One could compare the gentrification of low-laying neighbourhoods like Samcheongdong to the zombification of a populous, eager to sell their souls for the hip young generation to drop by and spend their - or their parent's - hard earned moneys. In this destruction of the local to the infection of syphoning cash, one store owner... 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 →
The summer heat is slowly dying and Saturday explorations are becoming viable again. Jihye and I have plans for the evening, but lunch is a good start. So after a morning of selling myself for fun and profit, we venture out on a beautiful Saturday to find food. After some discussion we decide to waltz... 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 →
Jihye and I visited the Buddhist temple Bomunsa on Seongmo Island. While the temple is famous for its grottos, the part I found the most fun happened to be the "Obaek Nahan" or "The 500 Disciples of Buddha". While I didn't count how many statues there actually were, there were many statues, each with its... Continue Reading →