Biennale

16 05 2017

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One of the art world’s most glittering events, The Venice Biennale, is on again, in a peupose-built village of national pavilions decked out by different artists by the Venetian lagoon. Australia is this year represented by Tracey Moffatt (below, some of her previous works including the iconic “Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy”)

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Below, the work of Cody Choi who has designed Korea’s 2017 Venice pavilion.

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Day glo trippin’ : When K-Pop takes drugs

10 05 2017





Singapore: art

1 05 2017

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A stunning installation in Singapore of giant, luminous crocheted sea urchins (!!) by Korean and American architectural firm Choi & Shine.

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Seoul : Boys keep on swinging

27 04 2017

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When I lived in Seoul way back when, the city was stiflingly conservative (at its first ever gay pride march, participants wore paper bags over their heads). Yet even then it had a small but very energetic gay scene. All that pent-up sexual energy, hidden behind polite smiles and three piece suits during the week, would ignite on smoky dancefloors on the weekend on the poky dancefloors of “Homo Hill,” the city’s fledgling gayberhood in the district of Itaewon. Since then, this scene has blossomed to include circuit parties and go-go boys, a gay coffee house, bars called GRINDR and Shortbus, hot clubs like Gray and Looking Star, hipster-gay magazines (Duiro) and fashion brands (VEAK, Two Much,Woo Yeah), artists like Nahwan Jeon and now new party, Gag reflex. Somehow, somewhere, Seoul has turned into arguably the gay party capital of Northern Asia.





Nahwan Jeon: gay cyclops in love

25 04 2017

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10 04 2017

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Korean drag queens, Thai hipsters

11 03 2017

Above, the video for Korean folk maverick Lang Lee and below, Bangkok hipster posse         X0809.