I spent the day immersed in Lee Bul’s surreal world of futuristic and sometimes brutal art on exhibit at the Hayward Gallery London. She creates obscene beauty and entire worlds with everyday materials. My favourite display was her porcelain sculptures of robot parts, which fuses old Korea’s traditional celadon pottery with steampunk fiction. They could …

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A thousand Wednesday protests pass in Junghak-dong, But still they call you liars. Your aged backs bend beneath their hate. Why is it easier to believe that you are whores, Than to believe soldiers become beasts? Who are these deniers of history? Look at every nation, I say to them, Show me an army that does not rape. …

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