China, Korea, and back again

art studio this way

So, it's been awhile since I have posted.  But that is for good reason; I have just recently gotten back from China and Korea, where I went with a class for the Gwangju Biennale, Busan Biennale, Seoul New Media Biennale and Shanghai Biennale.  Our dean, Okwui Enwezor, was the Artistic Director of this year's Gwangju Biennale, so he took it as an opportunity to lead a class in exploring the bourgeoning contemporary art landscape in Asia, with a special focus on spectacle and the incredible number of biennales taking place there.  It was a great trip, much more cultural than the last one I went on with him, and we even found time to go to Beijing and view the aftermath of the Olympics. 

More photos after the jump. Click to enlarge!

flash
summer palace on the water
water
dinner
kids
jen
re-application
great wall
telling
train station
push
sitting
bikes and wall
shanghai
shanghai street art
shanghai street
Elinor and bibimbap
nuts
guard