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Wed, February 21, 2024 | 20:11
Rare Joseon-era moon jar, Park Soo-keun painting to go on display before Christie's NY auction
The leading auction house Christie's is set to exhibit 10 major Korean antiques and pre-modern works of art - including a rare Joseon-era moon jar - at its Seoul outpost next week before they are put up for auction in New York in March.
How will AI affect translators of the future?
What should be the role of a human translator in the age of ever-evolving artificial intelligence (AI)? Will machine-powered translation benefit or replace its human counterparts? The conundrum is knocking at our door sooner than we imagined.
Final lineup of artists, commissioned projects unveiled for Gwangju Biennale
The 14th edition of Gwangju Biennale, Asia's largest and longest-running survey of contemporary art, is set to bring in 79 artists and collectives to examine transnational and postcolonial narratives both within and beyond the context of Korea's southwestern city that witnessed the 1980 pro-democracy uprising.
[INTERVIEW] US conservation photographer's mission to save wild Florida and its elusive panthers
The story of the endangered Florida panther - elusive, tawny-furred felines that are the last surviving big cats in the eastern United States - is emblematic of the southeastern coastal state's long-underappreciated wilderness, says conservation photographer and National Geographic explorer Carlton Ward Jr.
[INTERVIEW] Veteran US photographer gives environment 'visual voice' to chronicle climate change
In just a matter of minutes, what used to be immense continental glaciers gracing the treacherous regions of the planet are seen retreating and collapsing on screen, their meltwaters falling directly into the ocean. The time-lapse videos of ice sheets in the Arctic Circle receding at an alarming rate have undoubtedly become the quintessential visual evidence of today's climat...
Reclusive fashion icon Martin Margiela makes comeback as artist with eerie wonderland of human bodies
It has been well over a decade since Martin Margiela, who left an indelible mark on the world of fashion as the founder of French haute couture house Maison Margiela and the creative director of Hermes, left the industry for good in 2009.
ENHYPEN-inspired webtoon 'Dark Moon: The Blood Altar' surpasses 100 million views
The ENHYPEN-inspired webcomic series, “Dark Moon: The Blood Altar,” has reached 100 million views worldwide, the boy band's agency HYBE announced, Wednesday. The fantasy romance series features characters designed after each member of the K-pop septet. Each turn out to be vampires and werewolves in the story. Last September, the boy group unveiled “One in a Billion” as an ori...
Major webtoon platforms' fight against piracy
Korea's webtoon industry continues to post bullish growth - amounting to 1.57 trillion won ($1.27 billion) in sales in 2021, up 48.6 percent from the year before. But also displaying a marked rise is piracy.
$120,000 banana, praying Hitler: Infamous art world prankster Maurizio Cattelan's first Seoul outing
A ripe banana with a price tag of $120,000 duct-taped to a wall. That was enough to make the art world go bananas in December 2019, when the “ephemeral sculpture” proudly made its appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach.
AmorePacific Museum of Art brings Joseon-era folding screens to center stage
Decorative folding screens that once embellished the interiors of the royal palaces and working-class households during the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom have been brought to the fore at the ongoing exhibition hosted by the AmorePacific Museum of Art (APMA) in Seoul's Yongsan District.