INTERVIEWS

Conversations with Korea-based influencers in art, music, and culture

 
 

Dreaming Will Never Get Old
Written and photographed by Diana Park

Featuring artist Todd Selby and curator Ahn Ju-Hui of The Selby House exhibition at Daelim Museum: "To the viewers living in competition and pressure filled society, Selby provides a delightful yet challenging insight into the world of a person who does not stop at the impossible." 

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An Unstoppable Perspective
Written by Diana Park

Featuring editor-in-chief Eunsung Park of Magazine B: "Park is the chief engineer and lady director behind the publication. Her determined, confident persona mirrors the design savvy and conceptually innovative books."

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Portrait of a Millennial Lady
Written and photographed by Diana Park

Featuring artist Kim Hyun Jung: "A pop star in the Korean art scene, Kim breaks records wherever she exhibits her work while staying true to her 21st century femininity."

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Creating Through Play
Written and photographed by Diana Park

Featuring electronic duo, Love X Stereo: "Through incorporating various technology tools, Love X Stereo creates relevant, one-of-a-kind sounds that sets them apart from an ordinary K-indie or K-pop bad. Their sounds are more fitting for the opened minds and ears of the international arena. 

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Physician, Heal Thyself
Written and photographed by Diana Park

Featuring doctor and author Nam Koong Ihn: "Nam’s work revives emotions suppressed during his proverbial day job, expressing them through his characters. His writing process requires immense concentration and emotional depth."

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When Tea Meets Art
Written and photographed by Diana Park

Featuring chief art director Kim Mi-jae of tea brand Tea Collective: "Coupled with the incredible sensibility of a team made up of art directors and designers and commitment to locally grown high-quality tea, Tea Collective is not a typical alternative to conventional tea brands." 

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Fearless and Unhindered
Written by Diana Park

Featuring 2017 Venice Biennale artist Lee Wan: " Lee asks if Koreans have truly arrived at the future for which they desperately worked. Though the nation has achieved economic prosperity, it also sacrificed important values along the way." 

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Melodious Colors beneath a Pool of Black
Written by Diana Park

Featuring traditional Korean and jazz music ensemble, Black String: "Black String is cultivating a unique way of telling Korea's story through music - one that not only engages Koreans in a new way, but inspires people worldwide."

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