Happy V-Day

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Screen shot of the Google Doodle for 14 February 2014.

Also, a fun playlist for the day.

Have a great, day!

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Cosmetic Transformation in Real-time

Read the article on DesignBoom.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cosmetic Transformation in Real-time

Toodles 2013

Eliza Bennett via DesignBoom’s Top 10 Body Art from 2013

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.

According to Artsy, these are the artists to watch in 2014. Chicago’s Theaster Gates is on the list.

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!

Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Toodles 2013

Faces and forms

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The image above is from “The Average Faces of Women Around the World.” I’m not sure about how scientific this project is but the idea is interesting. You can make your own average face here.

The Average Faces are reminiscent of this project.

Last week David Rosenberg wrote an article about plastic surgery recovery. “Stark Portraits From The Plastic Surgery Recovery Room” includes stunning and chilling photographs of women post surgery created by Ji Yeo. Here’s an interview with the artist.

This image by Zanele Muholi from 2009 is lovely and runs along the theme of this post. I found it alongside a call for papers on Visual Activism.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Faces and forms

If I had a million dollars…

 

The above image is not part of the auction but many other treasures are. See below.

On September 26, 2013 Wright begins the auction “Living Contemporary”. It’s fun to take a minute and pick out what to bid on. I went a little overboard.

I’d bid on this (Moriyama lips), this (Lichtenstein pyramids), this (Cassigneul lady at a cafe), this (Dufy), this (Fischl), and this. It’d be fun to have a Warhol, too. Oh, and this, because of my name and a nude body!

Some of my selections would be for the Art History geek in me. The others, explore the body in some way or would look great with our red and white enamel table.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on If I had a million dollars…

Sunday Morning Coffee [Upcoming Exhibitions and Events]

Image via ACAW

27 August: The Distance Between at the Logan Center Gallery and Arts Incubator in CHICAGO.

5 September: Echo of Echo IIan exhibition of Joo Yeon Park’s work will open at Doosan Gallery SEOUL.

5 September: An exhibition of Sungsic Moon’s drawings will open at Doosan Gallery in NEW YORK.

7 September: Kyoung eun Kang will be part of a group show at NYFA @ IAP at Governor’s Island in NEW YORK. You’ve seen Kang’s work mentioned here before.

19 September: Asian Contemporary Art Week in SAN FRANCISCO.

19 September: EXPO CHICAGO will open in CHICAGO.

21 September: News From Nowhere by artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho at Sullivan Galleries in CHICAGO

5 October: Lee Bul’s exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg will open in LUXEMBOURG. You might know her form her Cyborg creations from years past.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sunday Morning Coffee [Upcoming Exhibitions and Events]

Seoul, Hong Kong, and Macao June 2013

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via Instagram

I’ll be in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Macao until the end of the month doing research, seeing art, talking to people, and presenting at ICAS8. If you’d like to keep track of what I’m seeing and doing follow me on Instagram and Twitter! Happy June!

Posted: June 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Lifestyle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Seoul, Hong Kong, and Macao June 2013

Welcome to the Jewsroch’s!

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My multitalented friend, Alexis Buryk, recently posted a tour of our apartment on Apartment Therapy. She took some incredible photographs that really made our space look great–I wish I could always see through her lens! Alexis also wrote an article about our priorities when it comes to decorating and building a home together. I’ve always wanted to put together a post about our growing art collection done on a budget, I think this does the trick.

Alexis says, “Art leads the way in Kate and Chad’s colorful and curated Chicago home. Working with a simple, open layout, with white walls as their canvas, the couple bases their apartment design on what matters to them most.” To read the rest and view the images click over to “Kate & Chad’s Art-Filled Dwelling” by Alexis Buryk for Apartment Therapy.

Thank you, Alexis!

Posted: May 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcome to the Jewsroch’s!

Sunday Morning Coffee [Color Block]

via DesignBoom

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.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

My Top 2012 Lists

Design Boom’s Top Ten Towers, Top Ten Art (Check out nude public art in Munich pictured above and another Pantone Project), and the Top Ten Educational Facilities

Hyperallergic’s (reluctant) Top 5 Art Trends From 2012

Hyperallergic’s Top Ten Most Read Books in the Last 50 Years — How many have you read? I’ve dabbled in 8/10 but have only read 3/10 cover to cover.

Art Forum’s Angie Baecker gives her Best of 2012 with the theme of “metanarrative” in art programming in Asia.

Art21 Blog’s most viewed posts. Number 1 being “Kara Walker: The Art of War.”

Sixty Inches From Center‘s top read posts from 2012 and look for their “Best of 2012” series starting next week!

*All images in this post directly correspond to the linked articles below each image.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on My Top 2012 Lists