Gyeongju is a city located in the Southeastern part of Korea. It was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla, and therefore is abundant in history and culture, with a large number of UNESCO heritage sites and historical landmarks. Per recommendation, Gyeongju is the place I went to seek out the roots of Korean… Continue reading Gyeongju
And thus begins my chronicle around Seoul. Daelim Museum is located in the heart of Seoul, in a quiet street a little ways off from Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is known as Korea’s first photography museum, when it opened as Hanlim Museum in 1997 (it was renamed Daelim and moved to Seoul in 2002). Today it has evolved… Continue reading Daelim Museum: Color Your Life
[Currently Touring at the D Museum in Seoul, Exhibition open from June 16-October 23, 2016] Today, we visited the D Museum. Their current exhibition is called “New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio” and features designs and projects by Thomas Heatherwick’s internationally acclaimed studio, shown in Korea for the first time. The D Museum is actually an… Continue reading D Museum: Inside Heatherwick Studio
대한민국, Ink & Photoshop, 10 x 13 in., 2016.
Today, in stark contrast to our last destination, we explored the modern art scene in Korea by visiting the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (국립현대미술관) in Gwacheon. It was actually the most fun I’ve had exploring a space so far, as all the exhibits were quirky and …well, thought-provoking, to say the least!
Today we visited the National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관) in Seoul. It is a pretty extensive museum and because of limited time, I only got to see a little bit of the vast amount of material available. It seems better, therefore, to have this post be a photo-log of some pictures I took while I was… Continue reading National Museum of Korea
Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 11 x 8 in., 2016.