Seung Yul Oh arrived in New York this week courtesy of the $80,000 Harriet Friedlander Residency. Administered for the Friedlander Family by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, the award has no strings attached to it. Recipients are free to stay in NYC for as long as the $80,000 lasts, and Oh picked the right time to go with the NZ dollar trading at a post-float high of between US$0.8000 and US$0.8600. While recipients of the award are not required to develop specific projects under the Residency, the inaugural awardee, filmmaker Florian Habicht, set the bar with his NY film Love Story which premiered in Auckland recently at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Image: a recent (untitled) work by Seung Yul Oh