Category Archives: Art Worlds

Eurasia, Steppe, Shamanism: Kim Sangdon in Sculptor Kwon Jinkyu’s Atelier

On my way home after work, I dropped off the bus at Sungshin Women’s University. After some up and down some stairs, we finally found “Kwon Jinkyu’s Atelier” (권진규 아틀리에, site no. 5 on the English homepage), a small workshop … Continue reading

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Lines of Grass 풀줄: Two Poems on the Roots Far Away?

Standing in the subway this morning, I came across an interesting poem, on the screen of my phone. It was the title that made me read it twice: “Das Gras” (The Grass, 풀) is almost similar* to Korean “participant” poet … Continue reading

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[impressions from the 2015 pink factory exhibition] 분홍공장 전시: 과정에서 감상으로

This is the Korean version of my impressions from the first Pink Factory (분홍공장) exhibition that took place in the autumn of 2015. This text, as well as many others in Korean and English can be found in the 2015 yearbook … Continue reading

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Pink Factory Exhibition: Some Impressions

I wrote the following text for the first publication of Pink Factory (분홍공장), a regional culture space in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do. Over the course of this summer, eleven artists from abroad spent some time at Pink Factory and created amazing art … Continue reading

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Blind Spots of Urban Landscapes: Photographies by Hong Cheolki at Hapjung Jigu

The next opening at Hapjung Jigu is coming up already tomorrow (paintings by 이해민선, July 17 through August 9, see Facebook), still I wanted to note some of impressions of the last exhibition which I liked a lot and revisited … Continue reading

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New Exhibition at Hapjungjigu: Incompetent Talents by Kang Dong-Hyeong

After the opening of art space Hapjeong Jigu (합정지구, Facebook) earlier this year, this is already the third exhibition. On show are recent works by painter Kang Dong-Hyeong (강동형), graduate of Kookmin University (국민대학교). If there is a connecting theme, … Continue reading

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Käthe Kollwitz and the Kokkiri

Today I went to Northern Seoul with my advanced German students to see some art by Käthe Kollwitz (케테 콜비츠). One of the most prominent modern artists from Germany—and one of the few women with a name in the world … Continue reading

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