My flatmates Yves and Ruben have been hard at work on the latest issue of Quottom magazine recently. Me and my girlfriend are on the cover of this issue titled ‘SEXUALITÄT und GEWALT’. It is only available in German at the moment but the design and image content makes it way worth picking up a copy even if you cannot read the articles. Here is a brief description of the magazine and what you can expect to find inside. Links for their facebook, twitter and instagram at the bottom of the post!
'Quottom is a cultural magazine, published twice a year, timelessly combining topics of art and life. It provides room for long stories and reports, extraordinary portraits, columns and essays along with expressive photo galleries and works of artists. Two terms, oppositional at first sight, mark the editorial part and hover above portraits and photo galleries. Quottom shows a fresh perspective of youth culture and the topics, concerning all of us.' Ruben Feurer
Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
Exploring the Art at Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을)
For more photos and videos of the village’s art, explore the 감천문화마을 (Gamcheon Culture Village) location page.
Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을) in South Korea is a small village filled with art and history. Located on a mountainside in southern Busan, locals often compare the village’s view of dense buildings to Greece’s Santorini, Peru’s Machu Picchu and even Lego blocks for its shape and colorfulness. Inside the village, narrow alleys spread throughout the city like a maze where people are likely to run into multi-colored buildings, quirky art installations and stylish galleries.
The village, also called Taegukdo Village, was founded in 1918 when thousands of people, many of them followers of the Taegukdo religion, fled to the war-free area of Busan. As a village settled by war refugees, it existed as one of the poorest areas in the region until very recently. In 2009, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a project to preserve the village, turning it into the artistic community it is today. Now, the picturesque scenery the village provides is known to be a great place for photos, and many local and visiting Instagrammers alike come to document and share the art found all over the city.