Female cartoonists drawing their bodies. I especially like number 2 by Katie Green and number 8 Lucy Knisley. All of the drawings gave me a sense of camaraderie and mutual understanding.
20 Essential K-Pop Songs according to Pitchfork. K-Pop aficionados, do you agree? Are these essential? My K-Pop favorites like Nobody and Sorry, Sorry are a bit dated.
At the beginning of September, the Leeum and Gwangju Biennale are presenting a forum, “Expanding Experiences in Art.” via e-flux
“Enter Pyongyang” is an observational film of the capital of North Korea created by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth. It’s an interesting watch and does show the capital in a less common light. Though, I can’t help but be distracted by what lays beyond the capital and what isn’t pictured.
Despite not living there anymore, Chicago and the people in it are still close to my heart. In honor of that, check out Zane Davis’s new Tumblr dedicated to a Chicago bridge.
For anyone who is curious, I’m based in San Francisco now.
As a compliment to my article, “Supplementary Skins”, my most recent post for Art Radar Asia, “Giant cyborgs and miniature humanoids: male nudes in South Korean art” reviews work by Lee Yongbaek, Choi Xooang, Dongwook Lee, Hyungkoo Lee, and Kim Joon. See an excerpt below.
Korea is the male make-up capital of the world and cosmetic surgery for men is becoming increasingly prevalent. For business or for pleasure, Korean men are willing to augment their bodies through means beyond pumping iron and following a stringent diet. This sea change in attitude towards acceptable masculinity has not escaped national or international critical comment: Sun Jung’s book Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption: Yosama, Rain, Oldboy, K-Pop Idols digs deeper into changing Korean masculinity, as does Stephen J. Epstein and Rachael M. Yoo’s article “Multiple Exposures: Korean Bodies and the Transnational Imagination.”
Image via Art Asia Pacific
Can you imagine going about your everyday activities nude? Art Asia Pacific ‘s Michael Young wrote about his experience at artist Stuart Ringholt‘s naked tour of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. He begins his article describing what he and his wife “wore” in the nude and continues to describe the less than enlightening experience of the tour. Read Young’s account here.
The New York Times’ Mark Whittaker also wrote an account of the tour. Ending on a more uplifting note, the conclusion, was similar to Young’s in that the experience of the art was not enhanced by being naked.
Recently on May 25, in conjunction with the exhibition <laughter>, Apexart in New York City hosted one of Ringholt’s tours.
Would you go?
Naked Silhouette Alphabet by Anastasia Mastrakouli via Design Boom
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
Thanks for this, DesignBoom!
Hyungkoo Lee, Image from The Objectuals
I finally have an email sign-up for this blog! To receive an email when I make a blog post go about half way down on the sidebar on the right side and enter your email address! My goal is to have 100 subscribers.
My friend and MAVCS grad Meredith Kooi was interviewed by Caroline Picard on Bad at Sports. “The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi”–click here to read it! Meredith is incredibly insightful and her work is fascinating.
A fun(ny) work break: SAT vocabulary test based on The Hunger Games. I’m embarrassed to say I missed one.
This image reminds me of Miru Kim’s work. It is from the article “A Chicken Without Guilt” on NY Times.
Mark your calendars! On April 6 at Autumn Space in Chicago the second year MAVCS student will host a reception to celebrate our final exhibition. Tomorrow I’m doing a series of test-installations for the next iteration of Body Project which will be my contribution to the exhibition.