Sunday Morning Coffee [Skin]

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Miru Kim’s Composition 4 via the artist’s website.

Read more about Miru Kim (above) in the article I wrote a few months ago.

Fashion, science, cloning: Hybrid Skins. “The creepy, animalistic pieces envision a time where the body and nature are able to be copied and personalized.” via DesignBoom

Carefully splashed milk as adornment.

Last week my students and I visited Think First, Shoot Later at the MCA. We had a fantastic discussion about Gillian Wearing’s Self-Portrait at Three Years Old (2004). Look at her eyes.

GIFs of aging.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sunday Morning Coffee [Biggby's with Bob]

Ariana Russell’s Sail via DesignBoom

DesignBoom says, “American artist Ariana Russell responds to the unique components of her skin to draw painless, temporary, and ephemeral designs on her body, the designs visible just long enough to photograph the results. Russell has a skin condition called dermatographia…” Read more of the DesignBoom article here.

The image above is an oddly appropriate transitional image from today to tomorrow. Today is the last day of my vacation, I move from bright blue lakes and warm wind back to the chilly bustle of Chicago. I’m cleaning out my email at Lansing, Michigan based Biggby Coffee with lukewarm decaf. Our vacation was wonderful but I’m looking forward to getting back to SAIC and some writing projects. Ta-ta, summer! Enjoy the links below!

Edward Hopper in 3-D via DesignBoom.

A human harp via DesignBoom. This reminds me a bit of Miru Kim’s Naked City Spleen.

A stunning reaction to devastation via DesignBoom.

Gwangju Design Biennale opens on September 6. Read a quick intro via e-flux.

What’s coming up at Doosan Gallery in New York and Seoul.

Next time I’m in Seoul I really need to visit this space.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

“Supplementary Skins: the female nude in South Korean contemporary art” (Art Radar Asia)

I recently started contributing to Art Radar Asia! See my first two articles here and here. They also asked me to write an article on the female body in contemporary South Korean Art. I focused on Lee Rim, Miru Kim, and Nikki S. Lee for the article but could have included many more artists!

“Even today, artists using the nude figure create a distance between the model and the viewer and convey a sense of modesty. The body, even when fully unclothed, is exposed modestly.”

To read the piece in it’s entirety click here.

 

Posted: June 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sunday Morning Coffee

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.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sunday Morning Coffee

Miru Kim, Composition 2, 2011

I’ve been spending the last week writing a chapter of my thesis on Miru Kim. More on her in another post.

If you haven’t decided who to vote for in the fall let me help you. Michelle Obama does the interlude dance. 

Starving for Perfection–a follow up on some of these artists.

Get some art in the mail for free!

Singapore Considers “No-Censorship Zones”–Read this article

Okay, back to my thesis.

Posted: February 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sunday Morning Coffee (Hot Lemon Water)

From Miru Kim’s The Pig That Therefor I Am

Source.

Miru Kim’s pigs got sick at Art Basel on Huffington Post.

Updates on Ai Weiwei–Art21, a bit about his alleged tax evasion, the sunflower seeds are coming to New York!

Is the postal rendition of year of the dragon too “monstrous”?

Genderbread Person.  I originally found it here.

Do you know about whats going on in Bosnia?  This monument deserves its own post.

Take some time to learn a bit about North Korea.

This is a great new tumblr.  Nepotism? No, it is simply lovely.

 

Posted: January 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »