Famous Faces

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Pictured above, Anton Corbijn poses infront of his photographs of Ai Weiwei (left) and Damien Hirst (right). According to ArtDaily other artists in Corbijn’s series include Gerhard Richter, Alexander McQueen, Richard Prince, Iggy Pop, Anselm Kiefer, Tom Waits, Peter Doig, Bruce Springsteen, Lucian Freud, and Karel Appel.

On another note, Ai Weiwei’s dioramas of his time imprisoned by the Chinese government and don’t forget his new single “Dumbass”.

Barbie Dissected and Defaced

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Do you love dissections of Barbie’s as much as I do? Above see Jason Freeny’s “Choice Cuts: New Sculptural Work” at 101/exhibit via ArtDaily. Below Huffington Post exposes Barbie un-made. Writing this post made me curious about Barbie today. She’s still going strong–check her out here.

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Sunday Morning Coffee [Toys, monologues, hard rock, and more!]

GLOBAL: Above portraits by Gabriel Galimberti of tykes and their toys from around the world via Cup of Jo

SEOUL: Vagina Monologues in Seoul! To prep, read a few of the books from this list. Both via The Grand Narrative

BEIJING: Ai Weiwei is releasing a hard rock album?!  via Art Daily

SHANGHAI // MALAYSIA: More creativity with food by Hong Yi (Red) via DesignBoom

SWEDEN: H&M uses more life-like mannequins and creates an “Internet Praise-a-thon” via Knife & Fork and a bit on models’ labor rights.

ITHACA: Movement: The Body and Object in Motion, the Cornell University Art History Graduate Conference for 2013

VENICE // SEOUL: Kimsooja will represent South Korea at the 2013 Venice Biennale. See the full list of artists here. Kim Seung-duk will curate the South Korean pavilion. Via the Korea Herald and the Gallerist NY

HONG KONG: Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold a contemporary Asian art sale on April 5, 2013 via Art Daily 

Sunday Morning Coffee [Color Block]

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Tulips in bloom in the Netherlands (pictured above) via DesignBoom. Go to the festival!

The above reminds me of Gyun Hur‘s installation last spring in Savannah, spiritus lenis. Click here to read more and view the beautiful images.

To continue with yarn based color block installations, woven walls by Wies Preidje via DesignBoom.

This image from the exhibition Light Show at London’s Hayward Gallery— psychedelic, hypnotizing and open through April via ArtDaily.

Gregory Johnston at Stephen Haller Gallery in New York via ArtDaily.

Year in Review

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Top highlights of 2012: receiving my MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) which involved both a symposium and an art exhibition, starting my teaching job at SAIC, presenting at the (In)Appropriated Bodies conference at Cornell University, starting to write for Sixty Inches From Center, and being invited to present at the International Conference of Asia Scholars in Macau (June 2013).

Below are the top read blog posts from 2012:

1. Master of Arts Visual and Critical Studies Symposium 

2. NYC, April 10, Part I [Sandra Dukic and Boris Glamocanin]

3. Red Gate Reunion Series 2012: Crystal Ruth Bell

4. Landscapes from Pyongyang at Galerie Son in Berlin

5. Just Humans: An interview with Angelica Dass, creator of Humanae  

6. Red Gate Reunion Series 2012: Britt Salt

7. Felix Gonzales-Torres at Samsung Museum in Seoul via ArtDaily

8. Batman, Jaws, and Other Such Characters

9. Red Gate Reunion Series: Jon Hewitt 

10. Sunday Morning Coffee (Quicky)

Thanks for reading! I hope that your 2013 is getting off to a grand start!

Landscapes from Pyongyang at Galerie Son in Berlin

 

Joo Jong Hwan, Keum Kang Mountain

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Exhibitions of North Korean art are generally few and far between but may be becoming less so. One of the most well-known North Korean defector, artist Song Byeok, flips his North Korean artistic training which emphasized state propaganda into satirical images of Kim Jong Il. Unlike Byeok’s artwork, the work exhibited at Galerie Son is generally idealistic landcapes created by artists who live in North Korea. Read more about the exhibition in a review on the gallery website. This exhibition was brought to my attention via Art Daily.

Best Photo of the Day

Every day I get an email from Artdaily.org with news in the artworld.  I am constantly scanning for anything related to Korea or the body.  In each email Artdaily.org has a photo of the day, I’m not usually intrigued by the photos.  Usually it is a shadow of a curator dramatically engaged in a painting or a smartly dressed museum goer walking by .  The Photo of the Day on October 21st caught my attention.

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What is that man thinking?