Read the article on DesignBoom.
Read the article on DesignBoom.
Below is a list of some of my favorite end of the year lists from around the web. Enjoy!
Kimchi Queen’s Year in Review including President Park Geun-hye’s views on homosexuality, a piece linked on the Korea Times, and a link in which it is stated that young Koreans are less homophobic than xeonophobic.
DesignBoom always does a series of top ten’s from the year. Here are my favorites from 2013: Top 10 Art Exhibitions (including Do Ho Suh’s three-story installation at the new MMCA in Seoul), Top 10 Cultural Institutions, and, my favorite, Top 10 Body Art.
New York Times solicited readers for stories about loved ones who passed away in 2013. The stories are beautiful, haunting, and comforting.
Cheers to you! May 2014 be full of wonderful surprises, inspiration, and love!
Article on Art Radar: nudity to challenge state corruption in China, an interview with Kimsooja (who represents South Korea in the Venice Biennale this year), an interview with Afghanistan’s first female street artist, and finally, I was thrilled to see an article on Young Sun Han! Hang grew up outside of Chicago (and has since lived all over the world). I had the pleasure of meeting him last year. Some of his work addresses his North Korean heritage.
Last spring I had the privilege of seeing Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show at the MCA in Chicago. The experience was shocking, liberating, energizing, and hands down the most intelligent and provoking work I’ve seen on a stage. I also saw a talk with Lee before the performance and met her briefly afterwards, she was humble, intelligent, and gracious. This week I was thrilled to see a piece about her “We’re Gonna Die” on the New York Times. Here’s a clip about it on NYT (I love that the next clip is about Avenue Q) and Lee’s Viemo stream.
I always enjoy immersive art via DesignBoom.
It’s June and Chicago is demurely hovering around 65 F (18 C) at best. Consider this post my plea to the city to bring us some heat! I want hot. I want sweaty. I want grueling. Bring it! (Or I could just hop on a plane and head to the beach in France pictured above.) Check out the post on DesignBoom to see aerial views of beaches in Portugal, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and the USA.
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
Dominic Wilcox via DesignBoom
CHICAGO: On Friday Research House for Asian Art will have an opening for Above and Beyond the Clouds featuring artwork by Chen Xiaowei and curated by Xie Jiankun.
UNITED KINGDOM: Charming for the Revolution A Congress for Gender Talents and Wildness a collaboration with the Tate Modern and Electra. E-flux says, “Charming for the Revolution is an experimental congress of artists, activists and thinkers who seek to unpick underpinning, pressing questions of contemporary sexual and gender politics; exploring strategies that divert and destabilise normative gender and its representations.”
NEPAL: There is now a third gender option for those procuring a citizenship certificate in Nepal. Huffington Post says, “activists hailed the decision, saying it was an achievement for gay and transgender rights.”
UNITED NATIONS: Did you know that there is a UN Gender Equality New Feed?