Posts tagged "daegu"
Big Day South: A Mini Guide to Alt Culture in Busan, Ulsan and Daegu

Big Day South: A Mini Guide to Alt Culture in Busan, Ulsan and Daegu

Ever since I moved to South Korea I’ve noticed a heavy amount of Seoul-centralism when it comes to art, music and other creative ventures. Things that happens in Seoul, especially creative things, get much more attention than the same activities happening outside of it. This is not an unusual occurrence; growing up in England, I...
(b)racket: Capturing South Korea's Art Scene in Print

(b)racket: Capturing South Korea’s Art Scene in Print

Greg Laychak, Chris Cote, and Jess Hinshaw are the founders of [b]racket, a monthly print magazine covering various artists and their work in South Korea. The magazine is currently mainly distributed in Daegu but the aim is to make it widely available in the rest of Korea soon. We chatted to one third of the...

Nearly Nude in Colourful Daegu

You don’t often see a nipple out of place in Daegu. What a treat befell me on the first weekend of September, when my nude shoulders were the least of what attracted attention. Duryu Park was brimming with feathers, baubles, glitter and paint at the Daegu International Body Painting Festival. It’s the “largest body painting...
Ten Korean-y Things to Show Your Friends When They Visit

Ten Korean-y Things to Show Your Friends When They Visit

So you’re living and working in Korea and are lucky enough to have a friend or loved one come to visit you. Lucky duck! Maybe they can bring you an extra pair of those thongs (alright, ‘flip flops’ for those of you gasping) you like, or some Vegemite, or Pascall Pineapple Lumps, or ALL OF...
귀엽다 Korea: The World's (Second) Cutest Nation

귀엽다 Korea: The World’s (Second) Cutest Nation

Well aware of the cutesy aesthetic that pervades Asian pop culture (only living under a bush for a decade or two would have saved me from Hello Kitty), I was not surprised to find that animated and caricatured figures formed the basis of marketing campaigns for nearly every pre-school, clothing brand, and even toilet seat...
Super Color Super's Spring Line-Up

Super Color Super’s Spring Line-Up

Music promoters Super Color Super have been booking established and up-and-coming indie artists from all over the globe since 2009, consistently luring acts to Korea for our listening pleasure.  Concerts have been regular, but perhaps not frequent enough to sate the appetite of more passionate live music fans.  However, that looks like it’s all about to change:...