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16 Jul



Dear Students:

Based on a conversation today at the end of class with some of the key students who are leading the magazine publication, I came up with this schedule for us to follow.

Please note: some classtime gatherings are 9AM – 12 Noon (July 18 Wed, 23 Mon) so that we can have long necessary meetings, other parts of class are done individually, as groups, and on-line, you should on friday try to get to Nam June Paik Art Center together if you are not going to DMZ and on Saturday you are required to go to Lee Um and Doosan for class, hope that works, if there is a problem, please email, Looking forward to receiving your texts this evening, Good Luck Sincerely Mina


July 16 MON:

Students work on text (short essay, commentaries, bios) for mina, place in folders in Drop box


July 17 TUES:

Mina revises texts and sends to students to revise further

Work on more text and new texts

Day time: Students: meet about Design Proposals


July 18 WED:

* Morning Class 9 AM – 12:00 Noon : Present 3 design proposals and show Mockets

* Optional Evening: DOOSAN Gallery Seoul  Opening: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 6-8 pm


July 19 THU: class 11am – 12 Noon on the INTERNET, LIVE STREAM POST REALITY SHOW

11AM – 12 Noon Livestream Chat (required to login ahead of time)

Post Reality Show hosted by media artist Randall Packer, guest Mina Cheon and others, live and recorded.

Daytime Students : work more on texts and design as groups or individuals


July 20 FRI:

Free time (for example DMZ international students)

* Recommended visit for Art in Seoul: Nam June Paik Art Center exhibitions in Ansan: Nam June Paik’s 80th Anniversary : Nostalgia is an Extended Feedback (for afternoon and evening, please check the transportation details on-line and time)



Friday 20 July 2012 – Sunday 20 January 2013



FRIDAY 20 JULY 2012, Nam June Paik Art Center



   Special Lecture NJP Lounge :

   Nam June Paik in Retrospect by Takehisa Kosugi



   Exhibition Opening & 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize Ceremony



   Opening Performance : Nam June Paik’s Friends

        Performance 1

   In Memory of Nam June Paik by Byung-ki Hwang(Gayageum Player, Composer) and others

        Performance 2

   July 20 for Paik by Takehisa Kosugi(Fluxus Artist)





   12:15 / 15:15

   Hapjeong Station (exit #2)

   13:00 / 16:00

   Across the overpass from Hannam the Hill(previously Dankuk University), Hannam-dong



July 21 SAT: Students as Group Seeing Lee Um and Doosan



First time goers should spend time looking at permanent collection as well, the audio guide has a great English guide



* Doosan: visiting Doosan as a group (to take pictures if you didn’t get to opening, didn’t get a chance to really see the exhibition etc)




July 22 SUN:

–       Finish extra texts to insert, refine design, image etc… (Font?)


July 23 MON:

* Class: 9AM – 12:00 Noon Final presentations, finalize, Refine, and design, Last Class


July 24 TUES (Print for Mina to carry on plane for edit) – July 26 Thurs:

Back and Forth with Mina of PDF file and students working in groups and individually for finalizing publication for the Internet and publication Ready for Print.

DUE July 27 FRIDAY: Finalize PDF File, send to Artist Organized Art, Request publication for July 31, 2012.



4 Jul


I got to grab a piece of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Plateau, Seoul, Korea


Jeremy Fernando sends us ~

3 Jul

Jeremy Fernando sends us ~

Why write on a collective—a coming together—that foregrounds the difficulty, the impossibility, of knowing? A cooperative that openly admits that it knows not, cannot know of, what it does?
Because they are my friends;
accepting all accusations of biasness. There is no reason, no grund, for friendship. One is or one isn’t.
I choose to be. This is my position.
Not that it comes without risk. 
For, as Jacques Derrida warns us, “to have a friend, to look at him, to follow him with your eyes, to admire him in friendship, is to know in a more intense way, already injured, always insistent, and more and more unforgettable, that one of the two of you will inevitably see the other die.”
To write. To scribble. Scribere. To tear.

Which can also bring one to tears.



3 Jul


Mask to think about? For Art in Seoul, citizen mask, how is this similar or different to Chulsoo and Younghei mask photos we saw today?

Art in Seoul

2 Jul

Art in Seoul: Research and Publishing for Artists and Culturalists is a research-based artist practicum course for national and international students of Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, offered through the departments of Fine Art and Global Affairs Office at Ewha. Led by professor Mina Cheon, students join her by traversing the Seoul art scene and documenting their sight responses through cross-genre writing on the Internet, publishing something along the lines of art journalism, criticism, and blog entry. Students from Ewha, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Tunghai University of Taiwan look eagerly at art presentations in Seoul, questioning the criteria and institution of art, and instigating how local art sites relate to the world and the global art scene. We, the cyber-feminist punk group of Art in Seoul with Mina Cheon are: Jennifer Byun, Sujung Chang, Julia Han, Vera Huang, Kelly Jau, Joowon Jun, Yae Eun Jung, Yozeene Kim, and Hana Lee.

The writings here are at times a hybrid between Korean, English, and Chinese. We emphasize the spirit of experimentation in thought processes and documentation in all its possible forms, prior to the rigidity of proper writing. These informal blog entries however will culminate in a more formalized PDF magazine format at the end of July 2012, near the end of the Art in Seoul course.