Artist Azangman performing in her father’s suit at Rabbit Hole, Seoul, 2018
(Photo credit: Robert Michael Evans)

In conjunction with QueerArch

Azangman (with John Johnson)

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:00 pm
Hapjungjigu
40 World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Drag King artist Azangman performs a new performance piece in relation to her work in the exhibition QueerArch.

Azangman’s work in the exhibition, Touching the Balls of Resurrected Drag Kings, was created after months-long research at the archive. As a drag king artist, she wants to dive into the history of drag king performances in Korea but struggles with the lack of archived documentation and grapples with magazine advertisements and low-resolution images of the “legendary” performances floating on the internet. Often introduced as one of the first drag king artists in Korea (but knowing there were so many before her), Azangman decided to track down drag kings of former generations and interviewed them in her work.

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Drag King Azangman is a Seoul-based drag artist who studied fine art and history of art in London. She has been actively performing since the year 2017. She defines herself as a queer feminist and is a strong supporter of ‘Freeing the Nipple’ movement. Her performances touch various subjects, such as feminism, queerness, masculinity, misogyny, etc.