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Autumn is in the air at Sangam Sky Park, 10 Magazine has three great suggestions for an interactive art experience in Seoul, artists and filmmakers seek to deepen the probe into the country's blacklisting of artists, and see how one tattooist is combining traditional aesthetics with modern art to create something special.

"[Eye Plus] Take in the autumn breeze at Sangam Sky Park"

Enjoy these great images by photographer Park Hyun-koo of the change of season at the beautiful Sangam Sky Park in Seoul. "It is [the] right time to enjoy the scenic beauty because autumn is the most beautiful season of the year". South Korea is well known for having four distinct seasons, but spring and fall are arguably the most popular. At Sangam, "Silver grass that also welcomes hikers adds to the picturesque beauty of the 1-kilometer-long path from the entrance to the park". Enjoy...



In July, Alice Best curated this short list of interactive art exhibitions around Korea for 10 Magazine. South Korea has a number of grand traditional museums that always come highly recommended, but the country is also one of the world leaders when it comes to innovation and technology. Here you'll discover three unique places to experience something new in The Land of the Morning Calm, like TeamLab World, which was named one of the Top 19 art exhibitions in 2015. "Ready to change how you experience art? At these 3 locations, you can transform into your own work of art or leave your mark for the world to see and hear".


"South Korean Filmmakers Accuse Two Former Presidents of Blacklisting"

Former South Korean President Park Gun-hye was lambasted for her part in the 'blacklist' scandal that rocked the country earlier this year, but local creatives and artists want to push the probe further by investigating back to 2009, bringing former heads of state back into the spotlight. Industry players want an "investigation into whether the former Lee administration indeed ordered the national spy agency to blackball [industries] during the time it was in power from 2008 until 2013".


"Classic Paintings Reimagined as Tattoos Infused with Korean Art Techniques"

South Korean tattoo artist Pitta KKM combines traditional Korean aesthetics with other artistic influences from around the world to create some truly original pieces. "I mix everything I can with Korean aesthetics", says Pitta, "And every time I succeed in changing a famous element into an oriental design, I have so much fun!" Click on through to My Modern Met to see some of his colourful works of art. What do you think of Pitta's style? Would you get a tattoo from him? Let us know in the comment section below.


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