Teacher, why don’t you speak Korean?

“Teacher, why don’t you speak Korean?” (Part 1: Language, Culture & Imperialism in Korea: Starting the Conversation) Last year several Korean students I know were extremely angry with an English teacher from the US  for his response to the above question. I do...

REFLECTION ON THE OPENING CEREMONIES IN PYEONGCHANG

(Or, why I hate the Olympics, but cried with joy while watching the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang last night) February 10th, 2018   Something happened last night in PyeongChang. During the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. Something amazing. Something...

GUREOMBI NORAE

GUREOMBI NORAE   1 For hundreds of years now We’ve lived on this island with fruit trees and fish but no fences or thieves In the shadow of Halla I dove with my grandma Now you bring in your death squads And you crush everything (Original chorus): I’ve got to know,...

Legacy Left by 1,095 Servings of Japchae

  Hyesun Jwah ◦ refrigerator woman, oriental colors on paper ◦ 194x130cm ◦ 2009   Originally written in Korean by Hyesun Jwah Translated Korean into English by Nayun Lee and Youngjoo Kang   My grandmother cooked Japchae to place on her son’s table every day for...

Letters to Artists_#1 Dear Sun

Sun K. Kwak ◦ Rolling Space ◦ 2015 ◦ digital print on poly vinyl chloride ◦ 213 x 626 cm ◦photo: gallery skape Letters to artists_#1 Dear Sun Jee Young Maeng Dear Sun, It’s been a while since the last time I saw you and your work. It took me a long time to decide to...

PRACTICE Everyday Life, Part I

PRACTICE Everyday Life, Part I BY Qing Huang In 1968, Jack Burnham noted the shift away from the then-high arts, whose medium mainly concerns painting or sculpture, towards the immaterialized proposition, advanced by both conceptualists and minimalists such as Hans...