Choi Hyun Mi gathered with 17 other South Korean citizens on the evening of Feb. 24 as a full moon rose above Seoul. President Park Geun Hye chose the 22-year-old woman along with the others to celebrate the start of her five years as the nation’s 11th president. At midnight, as Park’s term began, they rang the iconic Bosingak bell.
A man and a woman are entangled, embedded within a sea of flowers, her nude round breasts like grapefruit. Marc Chagall’s heady, dreamlike bouquet, “Lovers Among the Lilacs,” (1930) is mystical, redolent, erotic.