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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:03
Mexican contemporary sculpture in dialogue with NMK's 'Aztecs' exhibition
Mexican artist Javier Marin's monumental sculpture, “Chalchihuites,” which represents pre-Hispanic and contemporary Mexico marked by the history of 16th-century Spanish conquest, was unveiled at the plaza of the National Museum of Korea (NMK) this week. The imposing piece created by sculptor Marin arrived in Seoul to be in dialogue with the museum's ongoing exhibition, “Aztec...
[INTERVIEW] Jean-Michel Othoniel's glass garden of enchantment 'is for everybody'
A ferociously glistening, azure river has unfurled itself on the first floor of the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA). The museum in central Seoul has not become a victim of summertime flooding. The 26-meter-long riverbed - bedecked with 7,500 aquamarine-hued glass bricks made by master glassblowers in Firozabad, India - is Jean-Michel Othoniel's latest step towards achieving his vi...
Tycoons gather at wedding of Hyundai Motor chief's daughter
The top executives of Korea's four major business conglomerates converged on Monday at the wedding ceremony of the eldest daughter of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun. Chung Jin-hee, the daughter of Chung, and Kim Ji-ho, the grandson of former Education Minister Kim Duk-choong, tied the knot at Chungdong First Methodist Church in central Seoul.
Stories of Thai veterans of Korean War to be revisited in webtoon
A webtoon series that aims to revisit and celebrate the underappreciated historical legacy left by Thai veterans during the Korean War will be launched later this year. Kakao Entertainment and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Thailand will unveil the series, titled “One Day, My Favorite K-Pop Idol Group Leader Disappeared!” (direct translation), on the Southeast Asian nati...
World of 'hanji' unfolds in southern Italian city of Bari
A colorful “hanji” wonderland has unfolded in the Italian port city of Bari. The exhibition, “Hanji: Paper of Life,” which runs until July 25 at a museum that is housed within the massive 13th-century fortress, Castello Svevo, introduces the traditional Korean paper made with the inner bark of the mulberry tree
From Koryoin to Korean Americans to Zainichi: Portraits reveal underrepresented sides of Korean history
A gray-haired man donning a striped T-shirt, with a pet parrot named Charlie on his knee, gazes at a corner of his studio in downtown New York one afternoon in 2005. Korean-American visual artist Kim Po-hyun (1917-2014), better known as Po Kim, went to study art in Japan during the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule of Korea to pursue his passion for painting, which began at an...
Designer hopes to serve as bridge between engineers, non-engineers in soft robotics
Soft robotics, as the name indicates, involves the design and construction of robots with non-rigid, highly compliant materials that can resemble the flexible movements of living organisms - as they are able to bend, curl, fold and inflate, for example. While the technology is still in its infancy, the elastically soft, adaptable and self-morphing robots made with materials l...
Seoul becomes outdoor stage for sculptural beauty
Plazas, parks and islands at the heart of Seoul have been transformed into an outdoor sculptural wonderland as part of the ongoing Seoul Sculpture Festival. The first stage of the festival, jointly organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and K-Sculpture Organizing Committee, has unfolded at Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall.
Korean temple food reaches San Francisco
Korean temple food created from wild and seasonal vegetables in observance of Buddhist principles has come to be one of the faces of the country's traditional cuisine, reaching the other side of the Pacific Ocean, specifically to San Francisco, the United States this week. A series of banquets and lectures dedicated to Korean temple cuisine have been organized by the Cultural...
KOMACON, Lyon Comics Festival agree on exchanges in comics industry
The Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON), which hosts the country's largest annual comic book festival, known as the Bucheon International Comics Festival (BICOF) in Gyeonggi Province, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lyon Comics Festival in France. The signing ceremony was held in Lyon on June 10 during the opening event of the French festiv...