Cosmetic Transformation in Real-time

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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

Sunday Morning Coffee [Things I’ve been meaning to read/write about]

Image of Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show (source)

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.

Have you heard of the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania? The name of the museum doesn’t revel the content of the collection: sex and death. Here’s an article about it from the New Yorker.

Doosan Gallery in Seoul just opened the exhibition The Next Generation. Someone go take a peak for me!

Five films for those who are involved in the arts via Art Radar. I show Un chien Andalou to my students the second day of class!

Hazel Dooney on the gallery system.

Some portraits on DesignBoom: Kim Jong Il framed in pink,  colorful x-rays, and lego heads.

A little bit of nepotism, my sister just moved to England and started a new blog to document the experience with her stunning photography and marvelous writing. She used to write here.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sunday Morning Coffee [Things I’ve been meaning to read/write about]

Chicago, where’s the heat?

A la Plage, a la Piscine: Aerial Beach Photographs by Gray Malin 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.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Purposeful Piling

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Images taken by David Oliete of the Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Purposeful Piling

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 

Posted: March 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sunday Morning Coffee [Nibbles from the Net]

Dominic Wilcox via DesignBoom

MINNEAPOLIS: Pantone projects still seem to be hot. This one in particular seems quite tasty. You can follow these decadent creations on instagram @dschwen via DesignBoom.

GERMANY//ITALY//USA: Speaking of food: some odd eggs via Art Daily and DesignBoom.

NEW YORK: Here’s an annotated version of the Armory show via Art Fag City. They also featured our former president’s paintings of pooches!

CHICAGO: Today Autumn Space is holding their Benefit Auction.

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.

SOUTH KOREA: An upcoming documentary on the dissemination of the music scene from South Korea via The Grand Narrative.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

In The Pink

Richard Mosse, Platon, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012
via DesignBoom

Posted: March 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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.

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

Sunday Morning Coffee [Gender Benders Around the World]

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GERMANY on POLAND: I’d like to go see Twisted Entities at Museum Morsbroich in Germany. E-flux says, “bodies are dissected, squeezed, deformed, duplicated and over-wound.” Sign me up!

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?

Posted: January 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sunday Morning Coffee [Gender Benders Around the World]