This Weekend

This Weekend: Seyong Chung Gives Us The Space We Need

One sign of a great artist is when they can continue to surprise us. Seyong Chung (cover artist of the September 2013 issue) is an installation artist from Daegu whose past use of metal and light has produced some amazing galactic installation pieces. His work can make the viewer feel as if they have entered a planetarium as light shines through pinholes in metal and creates a calm, meditative atmosphere.

Now, Chung has created a vastly different environment with his exhibition of 스페이스 1970 (Space 1970) at Bongsan Culture Center in downtown Daegu. The artist has exchanged metal for wood and has included many found objects in his work. The entire installation looks like someone has prematurely moved in to a new house which has only just begun to be framed.

[b]racket editors Jess Hinshaw and Chris Cote we lucky enough to attend Chung's opening reception on Wednesday as Chung stepped out of his comfort zone and presented an affecting performance piece.

Jess commented that "it was impressive to see an artist who is so well established continue to evolve his work and try something new so successfully."

Chung continues to wow us. Be sure to see his newest exhibition before Sunday, November 9th on the second floor of Bongsan Culture Center. 

The exhibition is free to enter. Click Here for a map to the venue.

- Lisa Highfill

This Weekend: Snag Some Fresh MESH Prints and Party With Angle Magazine

Angle Magazine, created in Ulsan last year to highlight artistic talent in Korea's southern cities, will be celebrating its first anniversary this weekend in Daegu. The group has already pulled off two parties in Ulsan and Busan, saving Daegu (the best?) for last. 

7 bands will be celebrating with Angle Mag at Jeng-iy Collective this Saturday, October 11th. Of course, Angle is offering more than just music. There will be live projector drawing, video art, and a polaroid photobooth to help raise money for Daegu's Time to Give.

It all starts at 8pm and is only 5,000 won to get in. Check out the facebook event by clicking the flyer above for more details including a map to Jeng-iy Collective.


If you're planning to be downtown at all this weekend you won't be able to miss the Colorful Daegu Festival. There will be booths, parades and music on the main drag. We at [b]racket think one particular booth is not to be missed: The MESH Printing guys Jess Hinshaw and Chris Cote will be selling prints and creating thumb print drawings the whole weekend. So before heading to Jeng-iy Collective, be sure to wander by the MESH Printing booth. Here's a taste of the new prints the MESH guys have been working on and will have available this weekend.

- Lisa Highfill

Apollo Redirection: Get Spacey This Weekend At Gallery [t.]

The entire [b]racket team wish we could give you all individual bear hugs for coming out to our 2nd annual [b] list exhibition last weekend. The turnout, the art, and the discussion were all fantastic. 

my photo app skillz are on point.

my photo app skillz are on point.


...and on the the next one. It's time for a new Gallery [t.] artist to hang their work in the T. Morning cafe. The next artist up to bat has been on the books for a while, and we're so excited to finally have his work in Daegu from Seoul this Saturday, October 4th. Park Dongseok was featured in [b]racket just over a year ago with his photographs of the Eun Sook Do wetlands. His newer work, Apollo Redirection, focuses on space travel and the impact that humans are already having on the galactic environment.

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Park Dongseok's digitally modified images are stylistically very different from his previous work highlighted in our September 2013 issue, but just as impressive.

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Join us at Gallery [t.] this Saturday at 7PM for the opening reception of Apollo Redirection. The pieces will officially be for sale beginning at 7PM, and will continue to be on display until December 6th. Click Here for the official Facebook invite. For directions, click the Gallery [t.] tab at the top of the page.


Before heading downtown on Saturday to check out the reception at Gallery [t.], make a stop at Beomeo Art Street. The group is hosting a new batch of artists for the month of October and the line up is looking great. There is a variety of work from photography to installation art. Many [b]racket alumni are artists who have also had their work displayed in one of the many galleries within the Beomeo metro station. Browsing Art Street is one way to see what some past [b]racket artists are up to now. Maybe you'll even spot an artist who we have lined up to grace our pages in the future.

Take a closer look at this gallery in Beomeo Art Street to see what's so strange about this seemingly normal collection of everyday objects.

Take a closer look at this gallery in Beomeo Art Street to see what's so strange about this seemingly normal collection of everyday objects.

To get there, take the green line to Beomeo Station. Follow the escalators up and continue walking straight for a bit. You'll start to see the galleries on either side of you. The large glass walls of each space allow you to view the art from the main hallway even if the galleries have shut their doors for the night.

- Lisa Highfill

(More Than) 3 Spots To Hit For The Best Biennale Yet

(More Than) 3 Spots To Hit For The Best Biennale Yet

The 2014 Daegu Photo Biennale: Photographic Narrative will run until October 19th at three main locations: The Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Bongsan Culture Center, and Daegu Art Factory. Each location focuses on various themes. Below is a quick guide to give you a taste of what you can expect from each leg of your photo tour (which you definitely need to take).

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This Weekend: 2 Things To Do On Saturday That Are More Than Just Drinking

Gallery [t.] is excited to host our fourth installation of work from another talented [b]racket artist.

Martyn Thompson will be bringing selected works from his Korean Bow Collection 2014 to Daegu. A catalog of additional undisplayed works will also be available for you to browse through. Wanna know why you're lucky? Well, since Gallery [t.] will be the last stop for this body of work, Thompson has decided to reduce the prices of his pieces by 50%, putting them at 50,000 - 150,000 won depending on size. Here's an opportunity to spruce up your terribly wallpapered apartment (don't be ashamed, we all deal with this struggle) with amazing art.

A raffle to win a piece from the Korean Bow Collection 2014 will also be held during the opening. So come to Gallery [t.] on saturday, have a coffee and get a dose of culture before heading in to the abyss of downtown Daegu for the night.

The fun starts at 6PM. Click HERE for a map to Gallery [t.]


Already have plans to take it to the beach this weekend? Can't blame you. If you'll be in Busan this saturday, help Daegu band Colours go out with a bang during their LAST SHOW EVER (in Busan...maybe?). They'll be celebrating with Busan bands Say Sue Me and Barbie Dolls at The Basement. Click HERE for more information on the facebook event page. What would we do without facebook? Answer: probably a lot more with our time. But damn if it isn't convenient for events. 

Directions to The Basement can be found HERE.

- Lisa Highfill

This Weekend: It's Gonna Be Big

Beomeo Art Street never disappoints in showcasing quality artwork in Daegu. Beginning on May 1st, a new exhibition of work from Korean artist Kim Jae Kyung and Chinese artist Yu Shaoze will occupy Project B Gallery.

While being shown together, the artists' works are vastly different from one another. Yu Shaoze's photographs depict a miniature world in which candles act out scenes from our daily lives. Kim Jae Kyung's "New World" mixed media installation of winged figures in flight utilizes the entire space with calm pastels. Kim wants the viewer to wander around the space and eventually leave feeling lighter than when they came in.

The exhibition is free (as always) and will run for the entire month of May. 

To get to Project B Gallery in Daegu, hop off the subway at Beomeo on the green line and head towards exit 8.


Don't forget, Big Day South is almost upon us! Two of our favorite venues in Daegu will host artists and musicians from Ulsan, Daegu and Busan THIS Saturday, April 26th. Take a peek at all of the events you'll be able to experience for only 15,000 won!

Social Market - 소셜마켓: (events from 12-4PM)
Moke + Pal Lo (Street Art) 12pm onwards
Mine Lee/이민혜 (Acoustic) 12:10 - 12:50
Andrew Blad (Classical) 1:10 - 1:50
William Joseph Leitzman (Digital Comic) 2pm - 2:30
Cindi L'Abbe (Dance) 2:45 - 3:15
Kim Yi-hwa / 김이화 (Fine Art) 3:30 - 4:00

URBAN Lounge Club : (events from 5pm - Forever o'clock)
The Elsewheres (Ulsan) 5:30 - 6:00
The Curses (Daegu) 6:15 - 6:45
Sean O'Gorman (Ulsan - Spoken Word) 7:00 - 7:30
November on Earth (Daegu) 7:30 - 8:00
Colours (Daegu) 8:15 - 8:45
유카리(YUKARI) (Seoul) 9:00 - 9:30
도그스타 / Dogstar (Daegu) 9:45 - 10:15
Say Sue Me (Busan) 10:30 - 11:00
yamagata tweakster (Daegu/Seoul) 11:15 - Midnight 
DJ Duho Thor (Daegu) Midnight onward

We're so excited to be part of an event that is sure to prove that there's much more art and music in Korea outside of Seoul to be seen and heard.

Tickets will only be available the day of the festival at these fine locations. Click the venue names for maps

T-Morning: 10am until 11:30
Social Market: 12pm until 3:30
Club Urban: 5pm until 11pm

- Lisa Highfill

Art Fix: 3 Cities, 3 Exhibitions

First up, Daejeon.

The members of the Daejeon Arts Collective are preparing something very special for you. Their exhibition, MADE IN KOREA, will include work from 13 artists representing five different countries. The opening reception will take place on May 17th at 7PM. If you can't make the reception, the art will be displayed every day from 10AM to 7PM until May 21st.

MADE IN KOREA will include photography, painting, mixed media, and more. With this many artists participating, it's going to be a diverse collection of work well worth your attention.


And in Ilsan....

Poet and visual artist Doug Stuber will hold an opening reception in Ilsan this Sunday, April 13th at 3PM. 'How I Feel Today' is a solo exhibition of Doug's impactful abstract paintings which will be on display until May 11th. Doug claims he's an "old school" artist who generally works without a concept and allows the viewer to "make their own subject" out of his emotions. His expressive painting technique is often without forethought which makes for a surprising and genuine end product. 


Let's not forget Daegu....

" You'll see this finished up on Saturday^^"

"You'll see this finished up on Saturday^^"

Brandon Inman gave us a taste of what he'd been working on this week in preparation for his opening reception at Gallery [t.] on Saturday. I got a look at the completed collection earlier this week and it's definitely some of the largest and most impressive work that we've had in Gallery [t.] so far. His wife claims that a lot of it is "too scary", so you know it's good!

After starting the night at Gallery [t.] this Saturday at 7PM, walk over to Jeng-iy bar to celebrate Busan band Beaches' album launch show (facebook invite HERE) presented by I Like Many Records. Great art and and great music all in one night? Pinch me!

Maps and/or directions to all the fun stuff mentioned above:
MADE IN KOREA
'How I Feel Today'
Gallery [t.]
Jeng-iy

- Lisa Highfill

Art Fix: Art Springing Up In Daegu And Daejeon

It’s that time again: We’re switching up the artists at Gallery [t.]. Daegu artist Brandon Inman will be showing his illustrations for the next two months with an opening reception on August 12th at 7PM.  Brandon’s work was originally featured way back in our November 2012 issue, and was also a part of our very first [b] list exhibition at Gukje Art Museum at Keimyung University in Daegu last year. Which reminds me! The deadline for submissions to our second annual [b] list exhibition is approaching, so keep an eye on your calendars if you’re planning to submit your work for consideration. Click here for submission details and guidelines. 


 

 

 

 

If you’re in Daejeon this month be sure not to miss the Artist Residency Temi Inaugural Exhibition which includes impressive sculptural pieces from [b]racket artist Jürgen Dünhofen.  Jurgen’s pieces, along with work from five other artists, will be on display until April 20th. I’ll refrain from making a 4/20 joke here. Jürgen's sculptures have a real presence to them and each one deserves a closer look outside of the pages of [b]racket. Click here for an interactive map to the exhibition space.


 

The weather is now officially perfect to spend your days off outdoors. Here’s a perfect way to do just that: Open every Saturday in April, Bangchun Art Market in Daegu will feature affordable crafts, jewelry, and art for sale. Not only is it free to walk around the market, but it’s also free for artists to participate and sell their own work. Foot traffic is high, so this would be a great place for artists and craftspeople to sell their work. If you’re an artist who is interested, visit the market’s facebook page and message the organizers (both of whom are past [b]racket artists) for more info.
 

To get to the art market, take the subway to Kyungpook National University Hospital Station on the green line. Go out exit 3 and walk straight towards the river. Take a right after VIPS Steakhouse and you can’t miss it. 

- Lisa Highfill

This Weekend: Downstairs Bar At KMU

This Weekend: Downstairs Bar At KMU

Downstairs feels like the bar in your friend’s basement--but not in a sad, moldy way. Let's imagine that your friend has great taste and is also a skilled carpenter who handsomely remodeled the entire space with dark woods and installed the closest thing to a fireplace you’re going to find in Korea. Let’s also imagine that your friend has more than Hite and stale bar snacks to offer you. This friend is sounding more like a friend I want to have.

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