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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sat, March 25, 2023 | 14:35
[INTERVIEW] Korean contemporary art captures attention in US, Europe
Many, many years ago, the increase in trade between Western Europe and Asia following the Age of Discovery, which began in the 1400s, built Western Europeans' fascination with what they called “the Orient.” They had discovered “exotic” Asia thorough its arts and design. The artists' enthrallment eventually took the form of “Chinoiserie,” which originated from the French word ...
Artist Georg Baselitz featured at newly opened Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul
Having opened its doors last month in Hannam-dong, Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul is currently hosting an exhibition of the latest paintings and drawings by celebrated German artist Georg Baselitz. Named “Hotel garni,” which refers to a small inn in French, the show features a series of paintings of female figures suspended upside down in an undefined, black void.
Yayoi Kusama's early 'Pumpkin' may become the most expensive piece sold at a Korean auction this year
Seoul Auction's winter sale, slated to take place next week, will feature the coveted early work of Yayoi Kusama, which is expected to become the highest priced artwork sold at Korean auctions this year.
Folk singer Lee Dong-won loses battle with esophageal cancer
Folk singer Lee Dong-won, who is best-known for his 1989 lyrical duet of “Nostalgia” with tenor Park In-soo, died Sunday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 70. The singer passed away at the residence of his close friend, comedian Jeon Yoo-seong, at the foot of Mount Jiri in Namwon, North Jeolla Province.
MMCA unveils plans to exhibit late Samsung Chairman's art collection nationwide from next year
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) has announced its plans to organize a series of nationwide exhibitions of the art collection bequeathed to the museum by late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, until 2024.
Exhibition showcases African artists' colorful strokes
Although modern and contemporary African artists continue making waves in the present-day international art scene, studies on their styles and influence remain largely underdeveloped in Korea. As the continent's diverse tribal cultures stemming from over 50 nations and turbulent modern history of colonialism met contemporary artistic styles, this led to the birth of unique pi...
New Gijichon Women's Peace Museum focuses on women of US military brothels
A new museum dedicated to the women who worked in U.S. military brothels, the Gijichon Women's Peace Museum, also known as “Seven Sisters,” opened on Tuesday in Anjeong-ri, a short distance from U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province.
US pop art legend's funky 'Scharf Schak' from the '90s reborn in Seoul
“Scharf Schak,” an old newspaper kiosk-turned-art shop operated by American pop art legend Kenny Scharf, was a source of both intrigue and distaste for the art world when it first opened its funky doors to the public in 1992 on the street of SoHo, New York.
'Metallurgy: Great Wisdom:' Ho-Am Art Museum presents last exhibit before renovation
The Ho-Am Art Museum in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, has gradually turned into a “forgotten establishment” in the Korean art scene in recent years, in contrast to its counterpart - Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul - which has risen to become one of the top private art institutions in the country.
More than century-old Korean braille textbook to be designated as cultural asset
Rosetta Sherwood Hall (1865-1951), an American medical missionary and educator who first came to Korea in 1890, is known for establishing Korea's first special education school for hearing and visually impaired students in Pyongyang in 1894.