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Sat, March 25, 2023 | 13:50
Jeju's three female divers named independence fighters by patriots ministry
Three “haenyeo,” or women divers of Jeju Island, who led the key resistance movement during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial occupation, were selected as the “Independence Fighters of the Month” of January 2022, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) announced Friday.
Namgoong Min nabs grand prize at MBC Drama Awards
Actor Namgoong Min was the winner of the Grand Prize at the 2021 MBC Drama Awards on Thursday for his role in the spy action thriller, “The Veil.” This win is the second time the 43-year-old actor has notched the highest honor at a year-end awards ceremony hosted by a major broadcaster, following his win at last year's SBS Drama Awards, for his performance in the popular spor...
Erwin Olaf's painterly photos offer surreal commentary on human fragility
“I see myself as the director of one second.” The acclaimed Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, known for his painstakingly polished and staged images that seem to sit somewhere between a painting and a photo, is a director in the truest sense of the word. Against a real-life backdrop he has scouted carefully, Olaf styles his scene down to every last detail: from delivering actors...
SeMA exhibition 'unlearns and relearns' Australia's cultural landscape
“By instructing students how to learn, unlearn and relearn, a powerful new dimension can be added to education,” wrote American author and futurist Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book, “Future Shock.” “Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.”
2021 Top news in art: Late Samsung chairman's art trove excites museums, NFT ignites debate
Following the quiet year of 2020 engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea's art market saw a new boom this year. Part of the surging public interest was fueled by the unprecedented donation of late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee's massive art collection. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that represent the ownership of digital assets, became another attractive buzzword for a new secto...
Works of world's most influential masters fill Korean galleries
The end of 2021 has become an exciting time for art enthusiasts across Korea. Works of some of the most influential creators of the 20th century - Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali and Roy Lichtenstein, among others - have begun to fill Seoul's galleries, with many being the artists' first or largest retrospectives to date in the country.
Louise Bourgeois' etchings turn inward to explore motherhood, nature
“Art is a guarantee of sanity.” This sentence famously declared by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) reflects the role that sculptures, paintings and etchings played throughout the life of the prolific French-American artist.
Tate Modern curator appointed as artistic director for 2023 Gwangju Biennale
Lee Sook-kyung, the senior curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, has been named the artistic director for the 14th edition of the Gwangju Biennale. Slated for April 2023, the event remains one of the most renowned contemporary art biennales across Asia.
Tracing enthralling theme of light across Tate Collection
A single lit candle flickers and flutters faintly inside the steel shell of a cathode-ray tube (CRT) television. In Paik Nam-june's “Candle TV,” while the flame represents the beginning of civilization, TV becomes a symbol that has ushered in a new digital era of human culture.
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei's unapologetic, anti-establishment commentary
A 22.5-meter-long serpent floats up by the ceiling of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, ready to slither away at the slightest provocation. As viewers travel down the hall, they find it almost impossible to take their eyes off the creature hovering overhead with its peculiar blue and red scales.