Cool Hunting Video Presents: Seoul, South Korea

Shot over the course of five days, in mostly the central, “old town” of Seoul, episode 87 is a tour of the streets and sights of the city. We visit an outdoor market called Nam Dae Mun, watch the changing of the guards ritual at Deoyksung Palace and see a pop concert in a plaza. We also get a preview of next week’s video on …

Artists, Art and Culture of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

It's not often that the flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) flies over London's Pall Mall, a few hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, but it was this week during a rare exhibit of North Korean artwork from the isolated nation's "people's artists," a select group that numbers less than a dozen. One attendee of the opening, which featured North Korean diplomats and …

Cheol Yu Kim

Cheol Yu Kim (above) is a Korean artist who’s work is currently being shown at the CUE Art Foundation . His drawings and watercolors combine incredible skill with abstracted imagery of flying and swimming things. The work is hieroglyphic in style and suggests the elaborate stories of a child’s imagination. Aside from the new Richard Serra Torqued Ellipses (below) at the Gagosian , this was …