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Sun Apr 20

Plants and lanterns at Jogyesa.

Marketing Ⅲ: Wear ItOh Yoon, 1981


Oh’s 1981 work Marketing III: Wear It is the third in his Marketing series, a humorous parody of the aesthetics of advertisement in contemporary capitalist and consumerist society. The picture features images of a middle-aged woman who clearly bears the traces of hard labor, fashionable western-style clothing, and an advertisement copy reading “See yourself now as a cultured woman.” Trenchantly exposing the utterly capitalistic mindset that one only needs to be dressed in showy western clothes to become a properly civilized member of society, Oh’s work presents a witty lampoon of a negative aspect of contemporary consumerist society.

Marketing Ⅲ: Wear It
Oh Yoon, 1981

Oh’s 1981 work Marketing III: Wear It is the third in his Marketing series, a humorous parody of the aesthetics of advertisement in contemporary capitalist and consumerist society. The picture features images of a middle-aged woman who clearly bears the traces of hard labor, fashionable western-style clothing, and an advertisement copy reading “See yourself now as a cultured woman.” Trenchantly exposing the utterly capitalistic mindset that one only needs to be dressed in showy western clothes to become a properly civilized member of society, Oh’s work presents a witty lampoon of a negative aspect of contemporary consumerist society.

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bergopher asked: Your adventures abroad have been so enjoyable to see and read! Just wanted to drop by and let you know! :)

It is kind of you to say so, thank you.  I’m glad others are enjoying the pictures and reports from Korea, as I enjoy gathering the images and thoughts.  I often feel as though I am posting too much, but I enjoy putting together the posts and using them as an opportunity to solidify my experience.

The largest Buddha statues in Korea.

Bathed in sunlight filtered through colorful paper lanterns.

Bathed in sunlight filtered through colorful paper lanterns.

I thought I had seen many colorful lanterns before, but Jogyesa blew me away today.  My eyes were overloaded with color.  It was glorious.

Day and night paper sculptures.

The best hot chocolate I’ve had in Seoul, and with my increasing addiction to hot chocolate that’s coming from a sizable pool of comparison.  It does say right on the window that it’s the best hot chocolate in the world.

When I finished the hot chocolate there was just a small mass of melted chocolate on the bottom of my cup.  I want it everyday.

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer (via quotes-shape-us)

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Sat Apr 19

Willam - HolePic

Exactly what you’d expect considering the source and title.

Well, it said don’t throw a coin.  It said nothing about throwing hundreds of coins I guess.  I always tell my students articles matter.

Happy Easter (I forgot it was Easter until I saw this video).

Do your part, and prepare to fight off the devil today in your local parking lot.

(Source: videohall, via rigelandsirius)