Korean art

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: The Secret To LIFE

The Daegu National Museum is offering up something special over the next couple of months that photography fans won't want to miss. Some of history's most important photographs will be on display as part of the LIFE Photography Exhibition which kicked off on Tuesday and will run until June 28th. 

While most magazines of its time began with the intent to spotlight writers, LIFE was the first weekly publication to specifically focus on photographers. 130 photos from the impactful publication will be featured. The photographs will play on the themes of "People vs People" (think historical figures), "Moments" (major historical moments in history), "It's Life" (snapshots of everyday life), and "Kiss the Life" (lots of smooching pictures, from what I can gather). 

The cost of the exhibition is 12,000 won. Check the bottom of the post for directions.

Pssst...skip ahead if you hate things like secret passwords and saving money:

Alright. Word on the street is if you show up to view the LIFE Photography Exhibition on Friday April 18th at 4PM, all you have to do is WINK ; ) at the receptionist and say "I missed Daegu Art Museum" and the first 20 people to do so will be given free entry. Literally, you have to wink at the receptionist and say a secret phrase. While this would be a good way to make a bunch of foreigners look like total creeps to the museum staff, I promise you this information came from a reliable source.
Perhaps you'll want to try the phrase in Korean: 대구미술관이 보고 싶었어요 (Daegu misulguani bogo shiputsuyo)


If you actually skipped ahead to this part, I fear we have little in common...

But here's something I know you'll like: Leeahn Gallery's exhibition of film and photography from Eve Sussman, her collaborative team Rufus Corporation, and Simon Lee.

Rufus Corporation 'whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir'

Rufus Corporation 'whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir'

'whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir' (the main video piece of the exhibition) is a film noir which was a featured selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The structure of the film is explained on the Rufus Corporation website: "Pushing the envelope of cinematic form, the film is edited live in real time by a custom programmed computer they call the 'serendipity machine.' whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir delivers a changing narrative - culled from 3,000 clips, 80 voice-overs and 150 pieces of music - that runs forever and never plays the same way twice...Driven by key words, the work seamlessly comes together as a movie – that is not a movie."
Other photographic works and collaborations from Sussman are on exhibition as well, but I won't be like those facebook friends who spoiled Game of Thrones for you by giving away too much -- just be sure plan a visit to Leeahn Gallery before May 3rd to see it for yourself.

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Directions:
Leeahn Gallery
Take exit 9 at the Banwoldang subway station. Go to the right and head down Bongsan Culture Street. At the end of culture street, continue straight (south). Leeahn Gallery is on your left before you get to the road with the monorail.
Here's a map to help

Daegu National Museum -
Click HERE for detailed instructions from the Manchon subway stop on Line 2. Click HERE for less detailed instructions but more bus route options found on the museum's website.

- 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