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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 14:46
Shows to look out for during Frieze and Kiaf Seoul
On the occasion of the concurrent openings of two prestigious art fairs - Frieze Seoul and Kiaf Seoul - at COEX in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, Friday, Korea will see a flood of exhibition openings and late-night outings at museums and galleries scattered across its capital city. Art lovers are encouraged to journey beyond the fairs and immerse themselves in the creative...
Film adapted from Korean webtoon becomes hit in China
South Korea's 2016 decision to deploy a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery triggered an immediate backlash from neighboring China, which claimed that the anti-missile system's radar could undermine its security interests. The country responded with economic retaliation against Korea, notably curbing imports of K-pop and Korean movies, dramas and games.
[INTERVIEW] Art nonprofit GYOPO offers its own definition of diasporic Koreans
For Yoon Ju Ellie Lee, 33, an LA-based curator and the executive director of the art nonprofit organization, Equitable Vitrines, the fall of 2016 following the U.S. presidential election was a time spent drowned in feelings of malaise, concern and fear. As newly-elected President Donald Trump continued racist rhetoric that stigmatized people of color and implied that their su...
Four veteran cartoonists receive Golden Pen Point Award
Creators behind such classic, bestselling titles that led the country's golden age of comics during the 1960s and 1970s have been formally recognized for their contributions to the industry. During a ceremony held last Friday at the Korea Manhwa Museum in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, the Webtoon Association presented four veteran cartoonists - Kwon Young-sup, Kim Hyung-bae, Le...
Simultaneous openings of Frieze and Kiaf Seoul to enliven Korean art market
Seoul's ascent as a potential new art hub in Asia is expected to take another big stride forward early next month, as the city gears up for the concurrent openings of two prestigious art fairs: Frieze Seoul and Kiaf Seoul. More than 350 emerging and established galleries around the globe will flock to COEX in Gangnam, southern Seoul, in time for the two major art events that ...
Korean Buddhist culture arrives in New York
From a one-day Templestay visit to temple food workshops, a number of events celebrating Korea's Buddhist culture are greeting New Yorkers in the heart of the U.S. city until Aug. 29 (local time). Organized by the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism under the Jogye Order, the nation's largest Buddhist sect, the “An Encounter with Korean Traditional Buddhist Culture” program kic...
[INTERVIEW] Artist transforms Atelier Hermes into pet crematorium as garish capitalist nightmare
What awaits visitors at the Atelier Hermes, a gallery nestled in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, after they pass by row after row of high-end clothes and a luxurious cafe, is far beyond their wildest imaginations: a dog funeral service. Even if one has never attended a memorial service for a canine, they'll probably know something is off right away. Located at the entrance ...
From 'ugly pot' series to moon jars, Korean ceramics to go on display in Sydney
The history of Korean ceramics stretches all the way back to 8,000 B.C., the Neolithic period, marked by the emergence of “yunggimun” pottery, or earthenware decorated with raised patterns and geometric incisions. Over thousands of years, the country's pottery has come to develop various distinct styles, birthing recognizable wares from Goryeo-era (918-1392) celadon to Joseon...
Action thriller 'A Hard Day' adapted into webtoon with twist
The 2014 action thriller, “A Hard Day,” has been adapted into a webtoon series of the same title with a twist. A total of 13 episodes, along with a prologue, were unveiled on e-book and webcomic provider Ridi, Saturday. Starring Lee Sun-kyun and Cho Jin-woong, the original film follows a corrupt detective named Ko Gun-su, who crashes into a man in a fatal hit-and-run on the d...
Artist Do Ho Suh invites children to his clay fairyland
A place where children are allowed to play with clay as they please ― and encouraged to do so. In this world, young viewers-turned-creators, with their own play materials in hand, are free to leave every physical trace of their boundless imagination. That is what London-based installation artist Do Ho Suh and his two young daughters envisioned when they began fashioning the i...
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