ART&SEOUL has a new publication out, HE—RO is a collaboration between ART&SEOUL and artist Yoo Byungseo.

Everyday, Yoo Byungseo walks from his home to his studio. He likes to place stickers around where he walks. Not to destroy property, but to create meaning in these places. He likes it when people tear down the stickers or draw over them or destroy them. It’s all part of a process he says.

Here in Seoul, a camera is like a gun. If you shoot someone they can hit you back. So, he operates his camera like a spy camera. When he captures people, there is a lot of tension building up before that is released after. You always need to take a risk when you take this kind of picture.

The people in this book are Byungseo’s heroes. At the same time, they project his worst fear; of losing work and money, of becoming homeless. In the end, I guess you can say we all are fascinated by what we fear.

₩10,000, $10 (International)
96 pages
175 x 235mm
Color Offset
Edition of 350
Printed and shipped from South Korea
*includes stickers

Order your own copy here.


ART & SEOUL giveaway winner

It’s time to announce the winner of ART & SEOUL giveaway! Thank you everyone who left a comment.

The winner is number 7 , Rachael! Congratulations! We have sent you email.

If you weren’t lucky enough this time you can still get your own copy of ART & SEOUL. They ship worldwide, see ART & SEOUL for more info or if you are in Seoul you can find it from The Book Society.

The photos are from ART & SEOUL launch party by Andreas Duschek for ART & SEOUL.


The 2nd issue of ART & SEOUL is out! Summer 2011 issue includes interviews with Nikki S. Lee and Nakion, photos by Nina Ahn and Patrick Tsai, and a booklet by Yoo Byungseo, Go Daegun and Kam Donghwan.

One WOWSAN reader has a chance to win the summer 2011 issue of ART & SEOUL. To enter the giveaway leave a comment with your email address on this post by 5th of August. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and we will contact the lucky winner by email.

275 x 210 mm, 210 x 148 mm (booklet)
36 pp, 20 pp (booklet)
₩8,000 / ¥900 / $10 / €10
International shipping available!

All images: ART & SEOUL, www.artandseoulmag.com

Art + Seoul

New magazine called ART + SEOUL has recently published their first issue. In their own words ART + SEOUL examines the current climate of art + alternative culture in Seoul. We aim to reflect the diverse society of young artists + thinkers in this city in order to build a bridge of mutual understanding between Seoul + the rest of the world.

ART + SEOUL had their launch party on 4th of March and apparently the place was packed. They are planning to publish new issues seasonally. If you are interested in getting you own copy you can email marie@artandseoulmag.com.

All images: ART+SEOUL, www.artandseoulmag.com