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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Fri, December 9, 2022 | 19:07
Chinese online shopping malls hit for unauthorized use of 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' images, piracy
Chinese online shopping malls are cashing in on the popularity of the hit Korean series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” through the unauthorized use of the show's images and sales of counterfeit goods. On Taobao, one of the biggest online shopping platforms in the country, vendors have been appropriating images from the show in order to assist in selling clothes and other item...
12 award-winning Korean authors to hold talks with overseas readers
As a string of translated Korean literary works continue to gain global recognition, online and in-person book talks joined by 12 award-winning Korean writers will travel across the world until the end of this year. Hosted by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea), the 2022 K-Literature Talks program consists of 12 dialogue sessions between best-selling Kor...
[INTERVIEW] Artist traces first sonic encounters between Western, traditional Korean music
Even the feeblest sound barely audible to the naked ear, whether emanating from human vocal cords or manmade inventions, could contain stories of cultural and political history that have been forgotten or even lost.
Nam June Paik's 'analog immersive' installation revisited in present era of digital projections
It was 1995 when Nam June Paik (1932-2006) flooded a small, centuries-old baroque church tucked away on the outskirts of Munster, Germany, with a kaleidoscopic laser projection - birthing the installation titled “Baroque Laser.” With all the windows closed, the dark, enclosed chapel and its domed roof became a playground for the visionary creator to explore the potential of l...
Urban Break art fair becomes playground for graffiti, webtoons, tattoo
The third edition of Urban Break, which has made its name known as Asia's largest contemporary urban and street art fair, is expected to be more bustling than ever. The four-day fair kicked off Thursday at Coex in southern Seoul under the theme of “Green, Equity, Digital.” It aims to target a growing number of millennial art collectors and enthusiasts by bringing to the fore ...
[INTERVIEW] How Christianity and LGBTQ rights meet in two religious leaders' mission
Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) traces its history back to 2000, when less than 100 members of the LGBTQ community first gathered in solidarity in the central Seoul neighborhood of Daehangno for a few rainy days in September. While the annual festival has grown significantly in size since then - relocating eventually to Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall in 2015 - so have ...
Sculptor reconnects past and present through reimagined world of Shakespeare, heavenly paradise
William Shakespeare's greatest scenes of tragedy and comedy have been reborn in the reflective stainless steel wonderland of sculptor-cum-painter Park Ki-woong. Park's new solo exhibition at Gallery LaON in central Seoul offers a peek into his latest series, “Shakespeare” and “TONOTENACELA,” through some 15 pieces on display. “In my work, I wanted to go beyond simply pursuing...
Art installation using dying goldfish accused of animal abuse
An art installation featuring goldfish that are slowly dying due to being locked in IV fluid bags inside a gallery has been partially taken down on Tuesday after being accused of animal abuse. Yu Buck's “Fish” had been on view at the Jeonnam Museum of Art in Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province, since the opening of its new exhibition, “Mourning: In the Wake of Loss,” on June 30.
Owner of most expensive Korean artwork ever auctioned revealed after 3 years
Hailed as one of Korea's greatest abstract masters, Kim Whanki (1913-74) and his iconic pointillist painting grabbed headlines in November 2019, when his 1971 diptych, “Universe 5-IV-71 #200,” fetched HK$88 million (13.2 billion won) at Christie's Hong Kong ― making history as the most expensive Korean work of art ever auctioned, to this day. At the time of the auction, specu...
MMCA spotlights underappreciated history of Korean polychrome paintings
The history of Korea's traditional polychrome paintings, or “chaesaekhwa,” stretches back as far as the Goguryeo Kingdom (37 B.C.-A.D. 668), when murals adorned the walls of ancient royal tombs, and it continued throughout the 918-1392 Goryeo Kingdom, as witnessed in Buddhist paintings patterned with brilliant primary colors. As court, folk and religious paintings, chaesaekhw...
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