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Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs To You
Large-scale solo exhibition which was on at Japan’s Mori Art Museum of one of Asia’s leading female artists. Her works are sculptural, with both natural and technological forms - looks interesting:
Since the 1990s, Lee Bul has built an international career as one of the leading contemporary artists from Asia. Her oeuvre is dominated by sculptures that demonstrate a mastery of materials and techniques, including her celebrated Cyborgs and Anagrams series, hybrid machine-and-organic forms referencing critical theory as well as dystopian cinematic worlds; karaoke “pods” that evoke space capsules for eternal sleep; and glittering, spectral gures and cityscapes that seem to be falling into ruin. For over twenty years, it could be said that Lee, whose practice has spanned her home country’s transition from military dictatorship to democracy, has been on a quest for an elusive something . the ultimate physical form perhaps, or the ideal society. While showcasing her major works in the four sections “Ephemeral Presence,” “Beyond Human,” “Utopia and Dreamscape” and “From Me, Belongs to You Only,” in the “Studio” section this exhibition will present the drawings and models that also form the font of her ideas. The subtitle “From Me, Belongs to You Only” is also a message from Lee: her attempt to find the “something” for which she is constantly searching in a personal relationship with each individual viewer. Come and experience that message for yourself in the spaces at “Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only.”
AfterImage Furniture by Bomi Park
South Korean designer creates furniture with a cubic / volumetric wire mesh form. Via Designboom:
South Korean designer Bomi Park has created a collection of furniture pieces titled ‘afterimage’ shown at DMY berlin 2012. The collection references optical illusions and, of course, its namesake with a controlled chaos of wire mesh, so that the designs seem to shimmer like a mirage. The objects change and transform as they are approached from different angles, conjuring up the process of memory and the mind’s relationship to a visual image.
Nam June Paik’s 80th Anniversary : Nostalgia is an Extended Feedback
Poster for an event at the Nam June Paik Art Centre on the 20th July 2012, the date that would be his 80th birthday:
For Paik, ‘nostalgia’ was not a mere yearning for the past. It was rather a practical act of ruminating on his dreams and passions for the future that had been impossible to realize in the past. Similarly, the exhibition wishes to go beyond a conventional retrospective of the artist. Unfolding ‘the future of the past’ that Paik envisioned, we hope this exhibition will become a convivial feast of science, technology, philosophy, arts and culture all together.
Paik tried to incorporate the potential values of cybernetics, robotics and informatics for humans into art. His unusual view of the world was not that man and nature would devastate each other due to scientific technology, but that man, machine, and nature would be able to come together. We believe that all contemporary artists participating in this exhibition would also have a sense of community with a strong nostalgia for this world view of Paik’s.
Stylish isometric notepad by Seoul-based designers kam-kam:
It seems that the small as well as the great, in the creative field, are derived from a simple drawing.
This isometric-grid notepad, named XYZ note, would be a good start for such creative three-dimensional drawings.
The cover of the note is a clear plastic with a cube-pattern filled, which partly reveals drawings on the first page. Because of its transparency, the drawing underneath the cover completes the cover’s image. You end up having a new cover every time you rip off the first page.
We have produced an animation, a combination of the drawings, created on this notepad. This animation is the transformation of the electronic sound (VSTi); each frame is in response to its beats and rhythms.
This animation is co-produced by Studio YOG and LOBOTOMY.
More information, including the accompanying animation, can be found here