Vanessa Feder

Junior Editor at Unrated.

Artist Daniel Arsham is Bringing Blinged Out Raggedy Teddies to Seoul

What do you get when you combine a strong sense of discovery with an interest in the intersections of architecture and art? Snarkitecture. Now take this New York-based collective and divide it by an innovative way to historicize everyday “old school” artifacts and you’ll be left with Daniel Arsham’s ongoing series, “Future Relic.” Lastly, add a splash of color to some seemingly-plush, crystalized teddy bears of the past and you get Arsham’s newest release, “Crystal Toys.”

Snarkitecture artist and co-founder, Daniel Arsham, has just unveiled his most recent work which can be witnessed via his next exhibition at Galerie Perrotin Seoul. In the spotlight will be relic versions of a few of our favorite furry friends. Unlike Arsham’s past items from the “Future Relic” collection, the latest artifacts come in a modest array of colors and are embellished with a bit of bling. Made from diverse substances like ash, selenite, amethyst, and quartz, the future-found toys are quite a spectacle. Imagine your raggedy teddy bear from age six but with a crystalized anatomy and a few extra holes. If you are in South Korea’s capital on Thursday May 25, be the first to visit Arsham’s newly crafted yet antiquated stuffed animals. For those of you not Seoul bound, check out more of his exhibitions here.

Vanessa Feder

Junior Editor at Unrated.