The BTS Army Celebrates its ninth birthday on July 9th (specifically, the Official Announcement of its name).
In conjunction with Twitter’s anniversary, Google has launched a new street view experiment through its Arts & Culture platform in collaboration with the band. The BTS x Street Galleries exhibition takes visitors on a virtual tour of the band’s favorite works of art.
Each member has curated a virtual gallery, with their selections displayed in various public places that BTS fans will recognize J-Hope decorated the United Nations General Assembly, where BTS gave an address and shot a music video last year; RM walks fans through Seoul’s Namdaemun neighborhood, where BTS performed at the Global Citizen Live festival in 2021.
Some BTS members are well-known art collectors (including leader RM, who recently discussed his collection on the Art Basel podcast), but others haven’t been as forthcoming about their preferences. While there are a few minor flaws, the experience provides an interesting glimpse into each member’s artistic interests mixed with a healthy dose of personality. V describes a rowboat photo as “my kind of jam.” “Everyone knows I’m attractive, just like this hunky Adonis,” Jin says of Antonio Corradini’s Adonis. “I love taking photos of clouds because each one is completely different,” Jungkook says, which is the most Jungkook remark a person could make.