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The Tim Burton Exhibit: Horrifyingly Beautiful

The Tim Burton Exhibit: Horrifyingly Beautiful

The bizarre and creepy genius of artist, writer and director Tim Burton has worked its way around the globe from New York, Melbourne, Toronto, Los Angeles and Paris – to now South Korea, temporarily calling the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMa) home. The exhibit, which began Dec. 12 with Burton making his first trip ever to the ROK,...
Gyotaku: Printmaking With Dead Fish at Jankura Artspace

Gyotaku: Printmaking With Dead Fish at Jankura Artspace

I was ten years old. Before following my classmates outside, I grabbed some sheets of white paper and a thick crayon—the homemade kind, comprised of old, leftover pieces of Crayola crayons, the colors swirled together, molded by cupcake wrappers. Outside, I pressed my paper against bark, leaves, bricks and chain-link fences, boldly rubbing my cupcake-shaped...
Seoul's Simone Handbag Museum

Seoul’s Simone Handbag Museum

A handbag museum with a collection of over 300 handbags that date from the 16th century to the 21st century opened this summer in Shinsa-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Judith Clark, V&A curator and London College of Fashion professor worked on this project for the last two years with a team of academics and curators. This...
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...
The Beautiful Cake That I Made: Korea's Cake Decorating Cafes

The Beautiful Cake That I Made: Korea’s Cake Decorating Cafes

내가만든미케익 (Nae ga mandeun mi cake) is a hidden treasure not far from exit 9 of Hongik Ipgu station. Located on the third floor above a chicken restaurant and a shabu shabu place, it’s very easy to pass it by in the flood of visual information presented to you in the Hongdae area. The name...
SPACE

SPACE

Winter is coming upon us a little too quickly, and I don’t know about you, but hibernation mode is setting already. The only thing that can pull us away from staying sprawled on my heated floors this winter is a place that has been creeping up on almost everyone’s radar: SPACE. Nestled somewhere in the...
Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 6

Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 6

As part of the Seoul Subway Challenge organised by Tom Stockwell from Waegook Tom, nine bloggers composed photo essays of assigned subway lines in Seoul. Chincha received Line 6 and here is our photo essay capturing what keeps it excellent. The pictures are from Dongmyo, Hapjeong, Sangsu, Itaewon, Noksapyeong and World Cup Stadium respectively. The...
Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Since I’m from Florida, I’m attracted to anything aquatic. Unfortunately, Seoul is inundated by hills and is a hiker’s paradise. For those of us who are beach junkies, it’s harder to get our fix. I relish any opportunity to spend time by water and my favorite feature in Seoul is the Cheonggyecheon. The Cheonggyecheon represents...