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Art shows this week

List up of the best art shows in Seoul this week

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Chuljunsung Chuljunsung
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Jaka Parker, originally from Indonesia, is a freelance photographer currently living in North Korea. He resides there with his family in Pyongyang where his second and third children were born. He also takes photos of the city as a @everydaydprk fellow. You can check out his instagram account at @jakaparker.    Note from the Editor: Due to our being restricted in terms of what we could ask and have Jaka, a non-native English speaker, clarify etc. the English editorial team at Time Out Seoul decided to leave the majority of spelling and grammar errors, awkward phrasings and vague references in this interview so as to maintain the integrity of Jaka’s words.
Seoul eye: We're happy together
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When Happy Together (1997), Wong Kar-wai’s film about a turbulent romance, was playing in Seoul theaters, photographer Kim Ok-sun was exhibiting her photo series “Happy Together” (2002) at an art gallery in Jongno. In 2002, the local papers had a lot to say about interracial marriages in Korea and Kim, who married her German husband in 1994, was there to observe it all. “As it takes a lot of courage for a Korean woman to pursue her love, marry a foreigner and live in Korea, I decided to photograph interracial couples residing in Korea with the Korean woman as the protagonist.” That is why the women of “Happy Together” stare directly at the camera as requested by Kim, while their husbands carry on watching TV or eating supper.
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