POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 Video: Part III

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 16, 2012
Having already uncovered POW WOW’s founding ethos in Part I as well as its featured Earth-inspired artwork from February’s show in Part II, Director Michael Inouye presents the finale to his three-part retrospective video compilation. ...

POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 Video: Part II

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 12, 2012
After learning the ethos behind Hawaii-based art project POW WOW from Part I, we now present you with POW WOWs Hawai’i Video: Part II. In this edition, we see further into what the project has to offer with comments from an array of internation...

POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 Highlights Creativity and Community

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 10, 2012
As the unifying collective behind POW WOW Hawai’i gear up for its fourth showing in early 2013, Director Michael Inouye presents Part 1 to a video compilation highlighting February’s week-long art exhibit. With confessions from founder Ja...

Public Fair No. 1: Suitman

VideosComments ⋅ Jul 31, 2012
The recent Public Fair No. 1 art exhibition in Hong Kong exhibited a wide range of international artwork. One such exhibitor was Korean artist Young Kim, or better known as Suitman. An alter-ego of sorts, Suitman is a symbol of disconnect and isolati...

Public Fair No. 1 @ K11 Hong Kong Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 24, 2012
Last weekend marked the opening of K11 Art Mall’s first Public Fair. As the name suggests, Public Fair No.1 is entirely intended for the public and was created to give the Hong Kong community exposure to an array of artwork from artists around...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Suitman Studios

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
If you haven’t by chance heard of the Suitman initiative spawned from the creative mind of Young Kim, then you’re missing out on something truly inspiring. A native of Seoul who spent his adolescence and early adulthood in America, Young Kim began do...

Suitman “Past, Present, Future” Exhibition @ Gallery Factory

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 21, 2011
Young Kim presents his newest exhibition “Past, Present, Future” at the Gallery FACTORY in Seoul, which explores themes of heritage, culture and identity. Deriving inspiration from his sense of isolation from both the Asian and American c...

POW WOW Hawai’i Event Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 20, 2011
Today marked the fourth and final day of POW WOW Hawai’i. Originally conceived and launched in part by Jasper Wong approximately one year ago in Hong Kong, the event made its second stop in Wong’s native Hawai’i. The event’...

Suitman (Kim Young III) in Shanghai

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2010
Playing on North Korea’s communist dictator Kim Jung Il, this video hails Young Kim (aka Suitman) as Kim Young Ill. The clip features 9 young Korean models holding up flip-charts which together create photos of their great leader in different pla...

On Pedder x Suitman x Dita x visvim Collection Release Recap

EventsComments ⋅ Jul 31, 2010
On Friday, July 30th, On Pedder, Dita, visvim and Suitman released their high-profile collaboration at an intimate gathering. The collection was put on display which includes eyewear with Dita and shirt-style aprons with visvim. Alongside the col...

On Pedder x Suitman x Dita x visvim Collection Release Event

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2010
On Friday, July 30th, On Pedder at JOYICE will host the opening release for the On Pedder x Suitman x Dita x visvim collection. The collection itself is part art and part fashion as it embodies the conceptual aspect of how artist Suitman perceive...

On Pedder x Suitman x Dita x visvim Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2010
Going by the pseudo-name of Suitman, Hong Kong-based Korean artist Young Kim has long had an affinity with the uniform of the suit. For many, a suit and shirt are “like armour for business men to wear on the battlegrounds of acquisitions an...

The New Grand Tour Exhibition Recap

EventsComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2010
Bringing together an eclectic and ultimately extremely talented bunch, The Grand Tour Exhibition opened on Friday, June 4th. Held at the Bryce Wolkowitz gallery, the roster of exhibiting artists included Deanne Cheuk, Jose Parla, Davi Russo, Suit...

visvim “A Cycle of Craftsmanship” film by Young Kim

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 16, 2010
In a collaboration of a different approach, visvim and creative Young Kim (also known as Suitman) create a film titled “A Cycle of Craftsmanship”. visvim’s penchant for quality and story-telling are no secret as this film focuse...

The New Grand Tour Book

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 14, 2009
The New Grand Tour is an episodic art project featuring revolving guest artists with hyphenated cultural and geographical backgrounds. The goal of the project was to bring together diversified voices of artists and communities from around the wor...