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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 15:13
Disappearance of 'average consumer' to dominate 2023's trend
The likelihood of a global recession is feared to grow throughout the rest of 2022, with the chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, warning that the agency would issue downgrades to its growth projections for next year. Painting a grim picture of the global economy during her speech on Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she n...
Biopic of Korea's first Catholic priest to hit local theaters next month
A biopic centering on the life of Korea's first Catholic priest, Andrew Kim Dae-geon (1821-46), is set for theatrical release next month. Produced in celebration of the bicentenary of Kim's birth and UNESCO's recognition of him last year, “A Birth” charts the pilgrimage taken by the country's iconic religious leader in the early 19th-century Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910).
Korea's fermented food culture travels to Qatar
Much of traditional Korean cuisine - from stews, stir-fries and side dishes to dipping sauces - starts with an ingredient called “meju.” A brick-shaped, fermented block of soybeans that have been boiled, mashed and dried, it is the magic ingredient behind iconic Korean condiments known as “jang.” Food culture involving jang and kimchi - two stars of traditional Korean ferment...
What language and translation mean for 2 Korean-born poets
“Languages Walking Side by Side,” the title of the Sept. 24 talk session between poets Kim Hye-soon and Don Mee Choi at this year's Seoul International Writers' Festival, couldn't have been more of a fitting descriptor for the literary duo's relationship. Kim made headlines in 2019 as the first Asian woman to be named the winner of the prestigious International Griffin Poetry...
Animal rights, pet book sales grow in domestic market
Nearly one out of four Koreans - or 14.48 million according to the 2021 KB Management Institute's survey report - live with animal companions. As the number of pet owners is on the rise, so are the sales of books on animal rights and pet culture in the domestic market, according to Yes24, one of the country's leading online bookstores.
US curator appointed as artistic director of 2023 Seoul Mediacity Biennale
U.S. curator Rachael Rakes has been appointed as the artistic director of the 12th edition of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, slated for September 2023, the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) announced Wednesday.
BICOF to return as in-person festival to quench thirst for comics, webtoons
The 25th edition of the Bucheon International Comics Festival (BICOF) will return to its pre-pandemic scale this week to quench the thirst of comic book and webtoon enthusiasts from across the country. Hosted by the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON), the festival will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, mainly spanning two venues: the Korea Manhwa Museum and the adjacent Korea ...
[INTERVIEW] 26th Pentecostal World Conference to mark turning point for Korean churches
In the eyes of Yoido Full Gospel Church Senior Pastor Lee Young-hoon, the upcoming Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) marks a new turning point for Protestant churches in Korea. Thousands of representatives and congregants of Pentecostal denominations from over 150 countries around the globe - known as the Pentecostal World Fellowship - will flock to Seoul from Oct. 12 to 14 ...
Over half of participating artists to present new works at 2023 Gwangju Biennale
The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale's International Art Exhibition, helmed by Cecilia Alemani, made global headlines earlier this year for filling approximately 90 percent of its roster with women and gender non-conforming artists - for the first time in the event's 127-year history. Lee Sook-kyung, the artistic director for the 2023 Gwangju Biennale, witnessed the long o...
From Monet to Picasso: MMCA Gwacheon transforms into 19th-century Paris
Setting foot in the gray-walled circular gallery nestled in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, is like traveling back in time to 19th-century Paris in the Belle Epoque. Surrounded by the flickering, golden-hued glow reminiscent of the gas lamps that once dotted the Parisian streets, visitors to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) only need to take a few...
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