Keimyung University

A Thank You And An Invite

Let's start this post off with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Big Day South last weekend. The turnout was huge, and I think everyone got the message that Ulsan, Busan and Daegu are three Korean cities that have a lot of art and music to share with the world. Check out some of our favorite #BIGDAYSOUTH photos from the festival.

by: Jess Hinshaw

by: Jess Hinshaw

Q: How jealous are you of Chris' custom Daegu hat?
A: Extremely

by instagram.com/safpics

by instagram.com/safpics

by instagram.com/safpics

by instagram.com/safpics

We have some great photographers in Daegu, don't we? Well, the Daegu Photography Club wants to help them get even better.

by: Jeff Freeman

by: Jeff Freeman

The photography club (headed by Jeff Freeman) is hosting a photography walk on May 10th and is inviting anyone and everyone who wants to improve their photo-snappin' skills to come along. They'll be trekking around Keimyung University's campus and the Ark (pictured above).

Don't own a fancy camera? Only working with a camera phone? Don't worry, you're still invited. The photo walk is first and foremost an opportunity to socialize and network with people who share the same interests. And they'd love to help you hone your skills if you'd like by offering advice and even giving some tips on how to use programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. 

The walk starts at 2PM at Gangchang station. Out-of-towners are encouraged to come along as well. Click the photo above for more info on the group's facebook page.

- 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

Get Yourself On The [b] List

Hey! Artists! Over here!

Whew! What a group of lookers!

Whew! What a group of lookers!

Last year's [b] list exhibition was such a blast that we are once again teaming up with Keimyung University to bring you our second annual [b] list exhibition, and we want your submissions.

The theme for this year’s show will be Circumstantial Identity. We chose this broad topic so that artists can interoperate the idea in many different ways. The work that you submit should have some connection to this theme. The only requirement for submission is that you currently live in Korea and still plan to be here in September. The deadline for submissions is May 1st.

The [b]racket team will be selecting about 20 artists to feature at this year's [b] list . Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. If your work is selected you will be notified the first week of May. Additionally, all submissions will be considered for inclusion in [b]racket magazine, so you might be contacted to be featured in a future issue. Double whammy!

If your work is selected, it should be professionally presented and framed (when appropriate) for the exhibition. All mediums will be considered. Last year's event featured an installation piece, video art, drawings and paintings, photography, and even a performance piece to start things off. 

Last year's [b] list really got people talking with national newspaper coverage and over 150 people in attendance. I'm sure this year will be even bigger. I'm already so excited (and maybe planning my outfit in my head. Maybe.)!

I hope this call for work gets you thinking about what Circumstantial Identity means to you, and inspires you to create and submit some amazing stuff. We can't wait to see what you've got!

All submissions should be sent to our words editor, Sybille Cavasin at S.cavasin@hotmail.com


Submission Guidelines:
• 1-3 high quality images (pdf, psd, ai, 300dpi.)
• An artist’s statement explaining how your work fits the theme Circumstantial Identity.
• A document with titles, mediums and dimensions of your work.
• You must be in Korea during the exhibition dates in September.
• Submissions must be received by May 1st.

Also, please include titles, mediums, and dimensions for each piece that you submit

Do you know an artist who would be interested in submitting their work? Share this post with them or invite them to the event on facebook.

- Lisa Highfill

[b] list OPENS TODAY

[b]racket's got a show, and you should go! See [b]racket art in real life. 12 [b]racket artists will be showing their work in [b] list at Keimyung University Campus' Black Gallery.[b]racket's got a show, and you should go! See [b]racket art in real life. 12 [b]racket artists will be showing their work in [b] list at Keimyung University Campus' Black Gallery.

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