F.OUND Store opening at Hongdae | Friday, March 9, 7 pm
The urban Korean lifestyle magazine F.OUND is taking its tastemaking aspirations a step further by opening a shop in the Hongdae. Described as a “concept store,” it will feature apparel, shoes, accessories as well as indie music, laptop/electronics accessories, magazines and even DJ equipment. Expect to find some domestic “subculture” brands and premium fashion imports. F.OUND Store, 2nd fl, 407-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu. Opening reception takes place this Friday at 7 pm, but regular store hours are 1–11 pm. More details at foundstore.kr (Korean only).
Insight: an exhibition of photographs by blind children | Through Sunday, March 11
Part of a joint campaign by Hanbit School for the Blind (한빛 맹학교) and Samsung Camera. Experience 100 photos taken by 11 young blind students, centered around three senses—touch, feel and sound. A dark room featuring scent, wind and sound-based installations invite both seeing and visually handicapped visitors to view the world in ways they normally may not, deriving insight from the lack of sight. Tip: If you can’t make it to the actual exhibition, be sure to visit the immersive website to see the photos. Yoo Art Space (유 아트 스페이스), 101-6 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu. Mon–Sat, 11 am–8 pm; Sundays 11 am–6 pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
Fundraising concert at Strange Fruit | Saturday, March 10, 8 pm
Local bands are joining forces in an effort to raise funds to throw a free summer concert. Saturday’s local acts include Frenzy, Swimmingdoll and Angry Bear. Stay through midnight to see Japanese band, Icon Girl Pistols in action. Tickets 5,000 won, proceeds to go towards a free bilingual summer concert. Visit Facebook for details and directions.
Stefan Marx exhibit “To the Lights and Towns Below” | Through Sunday, March 11
It’s the last weekend to check out the whimsical drawings of German artist Stefan Marx at Post Poetics in Itaewon. In his first solo exhibition in Korea, Marx showcases impromptu drawings and archival moments collected throughout his world travels. Don’t miss the two special edition pieces that he created specially for this exhibition. Post Poetics, 3rd fl, 683-142 Hannam-dong Yongsan-gu. Located between Itaewon and Hangangjin Stations (map). Hours: Mon–Fri 1 pm – 8 pm, Sat–Sun 1 pm–6 pm, Closed Mondays. Tel 02) 322-7023.
City Brand Design Exhibition | Through April 28
From seouldesign.or.kr: “The Seoul Design Support Center is introducing a special exhibition on City Branding. The exhibition titled “City Brand Design Exhibition” showcases Korea’s provincial identities using CI/BI manual books, items, and format documents, etc.” View the designs across the 1st, 5th and 6th floor Exhibition Halls at Seoul Design Support Center. Visit seouldesign.or.kr for details and directions.
Korean cinema blogathon | Through March 11
Okay, so it’s a virtual event, but the first day has already proven to be quite the bonanza in reflections, rants and musings on Korean cinema. Viva la Hallyu!