Hallyu!: The Korean Wave Official Exhibition Book

From cinema and fashion to music and fandom communities, there’s an invigorating creative wave coming out of South Korea that’s quickly made an impact within the mainstream. An extensive hardcover book (which accompanies a V&A exhibition), Hallyu!: The Korean Wave explores the intricacies of this culture. Edited by Rosalie Kim, the tome surveys South Korea from the 1950s onward, traversing BTS, Parasite and more. Price …

Seoul’s Liquid Anamorphic Illusion, “WAVE,” by d’strict

Located on the LED screens of Seoul, South Korea’s COEX atrium, the large-scale public art project, “Wave,” by local digital creators d’strict, tricks passersby (and those who watch the video, too). An anamorphic illusion, the artwork simulates a giant wave about to break through the massive screen, which wraps around the building’s sides. The display is 80 meters wide and 23 meters high. Paired sound …

Peggy Gou: Starry Night

Originally released as an Apple Music exclusive, Peggy Gou’s “Starry Night” plays by typical house music rules—hi-hats, machine claps, a thumping bass line, and prominent piano chords—and leans into the feel-good nature of the genre. Gou lays down a few Korean-language verses and splices them with spoken-word English. The accompanying video, which was directed by Jonas Lindstroem, proves cinematic with wide-angle shots of Gou dancing, …