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Unusual Finds: Masan's Half Wing Book Cafe

Unusual Finds: Masan’s Half Wing Book Cafe

Masan city isn’t a name that really resonates with anyone. Even the most experienced expats might only know the place by name, at best. They certainly won’t be familiar with the terrain. Sadly, for the most part, there really isn’t that much to talk about. Deeply conservative, small and lacking in aesthetics, Masan doesn’t really...
Anish Kapoor Seoul Exhibition Review

Anish Kapoor Seoul Exhibition Review

For museum goers and non-museum goers alike, the Leeum Samsung Museum in Seoul presents an astonishing exhibition of works by renowned Indian-born British artist, Anish Kapoor that is certainly worth visiting. I have to stress that this show does not require you to have much knowledge of the artist, or art in general for that...
A Shot of Soju With: Artist Cora Kobischka

A Shot of Soju With: Artist Cora Kobischka

Interactive art. Painting. Jewelry. Sound installation. Drawing. Graphic design. Cora Kobischka is the Jack-(or Jill)-of all-trades when it comes to immersing herself into Seoul’s art scene. As a multidisciplinary artist and part-time creative director, Cora doesn’t close herself off into one medium of art, but dabbles her way into creative projects that goes far beyond...
Spotlight: Illustrator Matt Ferguson

Spotlight: Illustrator Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson is an artist who favours the field of illustration. Having lived in Korea since December 2010 he’s heading to Sapporo soon, so we jumped at the chance to display some of the work he has created and exhibited while living in Masan, near Busan. A graduate from Kingston University, Matt received a BA...
Korea in Infrared

Korea in Infrared

Scroll over each image to discover where in Korea it was taken. When looking at an infrared photo, one is literally looking at the world in a different light. Essentially, infrared film can capture what we cannot see: light from the infrared spectrum. The human eye is unable to detect any light beyond the visible...
Spotlight: Analog Photographer Patrick Bresnahan

Spotlight: Analog Photographer Patrick Bresnahan

After stumbling across Anseong-based Patrick Bresnahan’s photography online, I got in touch with him to talk some more about his artform. I was astounded to discover that every image he has created is from one of his various film cameras, none of which are digitally manipulated. He let me publish some of his stunning pictures...

Urban Void + Vault 49 Workshop

I spent most of last weekend at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam for their Urban Void project. In collaboration with Beyond Art, who made this video for the event, Platoon have been championing Korean and international artists at their venue for approximately the last week. As well as spending Saturday night at Platoon’s rooftop party, I...

KEAF 2012

As already mentioned on the Events This Week page, Korean Experimental Arts Festival 2012 is launching from today (8th September), supported by the Asia-based international creatives website Aweh. KEAF is a lively festival featuring off-the-cuff performance arts, as well as more traditional arts. Over the course of the festival, Aweh will be covering the multi-venue...