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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, March 21, 2023 | 10:15
Exploring sculptor Kwon Jin-kyu's pursuit of eternity
“A model adorned in vanity and religion, I must remove the model's masquerade and resurrect her in plaster clay. I drain the desire from her thick lips and wipe her snake-like eye rims with purified water.”
Rare Goryeo-era Buddhist statues unearthed in North Korea
Rare Buddhist statues presumed to have been produced during the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392) have been recently unearthed in the mountains of North Korea. The gilt-bronze seated Amitabha Buddha triad has been found in Mount Geumgang in Gangwon Province, while the silver-gilt seated Bhaisajyaguru Buddha triad has been excavated in Mount Myohyang in Pyongan Province in recent week...
Korean Pavilion ready for Venice Biennale after controversies
For the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Korean Pavilion will transform into “a mammoth organic body,” where artist Kim Yun-chul's site-specific installations and the pavilion's changed building structure will intermingle harmoniously, according to its curator, Lee Young-chul.
'Archeological' discovery of Nam June Paik's avant-garde spirit
In 1977, two weeks before he turned 45, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) declared it was “time for Archeology of Avantgarde” - an unusual phrase he chose to trace the origins of his avant-garde spirit of experimentation that would help set the foundations of his imposing legacy as a video art visionary.
[INTERVIEW] Fate of Korean language instructors reveals other side of Korean wave
In the third act of Seo Su-jin's novel, “Korean Teachers,” three Korean language instructors at Seoul's H University meet up for dinner on the first day of fall term classes, amid hopes for a trouble-free semester. While waiting for their dishes to be served, one throws a question out to the table: “How many people did they fire this semester?” An answer comes, rather nonchal...
Korean Cultural Center New York screens Lee Jung-jae films free online
A free online screening highlighting “Squid Game” star Lee Jung-jae's filmography is scheduled to run throughout next month on the Korean Cultural Center New York's website.
More established food brands join in on global popularity of plant-based diet
The global trend of seeking an environmentally responsible and sustainable diet has led to the rising demand for vegan and vegetarian food products here in Korea. The number of people who follow a plant-based diet in the country was estimated to be as many as 2.5 million as of last year, a remarkable jump compared to only 150,000 in 2008, according to the Korea Vegetarian & V...
Independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun's family photo, calligraphy to undergo conservation treatment
Oct. 26, 1909, a year before Korea was annexed by the Japanese Empire, is remembered by Koreans as a day when independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun (1879-1910) pulled the trigger on Ito Hirobumi, a four-time prime minister of Japan and the first resident-general of Korea, upon his arrival in China's Harbin.
Artist Yang Hae-gue keeps searching for alternative lens to counter 'given' history
Yang Hae-gue, also stylized as Haegue Yang, is a globetrotting artist whose years-long “nomadic” life spent alternately in Berlin and Seoul, as well as other major cities where she holds her shows, has led to her distinct preoccupation with exile, transnationality and decolonization.
Lee Suzy becomes first Korean illustrator to win Hans Christian Andersen Award
Picture book artist Lee Suzy has become the first Korean illustrator to win the distinguished Hans Christian Andersen Award (HCAA). The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the award's organizer, announced this year's winner at its press conference held at Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy, Monday (local time).