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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sat, January 28, 2023 | 21:27
Renaissance aesthetics meets surreal fantasy in Park Min-joon's oil paintings
Artist Park Min-joon brings to life surreal scenes teeming with blind tightrope walkers, masked clowns and a wooden puppet-turned-boy through an unlikely medium - oil paintings reminiscent of striking 15th-century Renaissance art. There's a splash of magical realism within his classically styled oeuvre that indeed warrants a second look - and a third.
Yun Hyong-keun's hanji works come under spotlight in Paris for first time
Late “dansaekhwa” (monochrome painting) master Yun Hyong-keun has come under the spotlight at the heart of the French capital this month with his never-before-exhibited pieces unfurled on “hanji” (traditional Korean paper made with mulberry trees).
Miguel Chevalier's psychedelic digital universe takes audience participation to next level
The kaleidoscopic digital carpet twists and turns according to the viewer's footsteps. The virtual “action painting” swirls forcefully whenever a spectator takes a stroll in front of it. For French artist Miguel Chevalier, it is the viewers' physical interaction with the digital work that brings his psychedelic universe to life.
Yayoi Kusama's polka-dotted fever dream comes to Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul
A seemingly endless constellation of multihued polka dots speckles the Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul in Gangnam District, southern Seoul ― from the flagship store's floor and walls to outfits donned by sleek mannequins. The dotty eye-dazzling explosion and chromatic orbs are a nod to the French luxury fashion house's latest collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
Protestant church group aims to address falling birthrate, offer trauma survivor aid
The United Christian Churches of Korea (UCCK), one of the largest coalitions of Protestant churches here, unveiled, Thursday, major projects lined up for this year to help resolve key issues facing today's Korean society, from the falling birthrate to the aid of trauma survivors.
MMCA unveils 2023 exhibition lineup, vows to improve after special audit
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) has unveiled its plan to “accelerate the promotion of Korean art” in 2023 through its strengthened partnerships with art institutions in the United States, Mexico, Australia and China.
[INTERVIEW] Artist documents lives of African diaspora as new faces in Korea's US camptowns
Artist Che Onejoon entered a compact photography studio he rented in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, on a crisp afternoon in 2021 to prepare for his shoot of the day. Located just over 16 kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that has divided North and South Korea for seven decades, the studio, like any other neighboring storefront, witnessed throngs of American so...
[INTERVIEW] Painted fragments of food packaging, classical art, internet icons visualize today's information overload
At the center of the canvas lies a scene of an intimate encounter between two lovers suggestively captured in a Japanese illustrated hand scroll. But instead of providing the full visual context of the dalliance, Chinese artist Ziping Wang has chosen to interrupt the scene with a barrage of vibrant yet entirely irrelevant images: a pixelated chicken drumstick, dispersed fragm...
Hit English-language webtoons reach Korean readers
A series of hit English-language webtoon titles originally published by leading North American platforms is gradually being introduced to Korean readers through their official translations. Such a case was rare until recently as a majority of the webcomics that were translated into other languages to reach readers worldwide had their origins in Korean.
Sculpture is everything, everywhere in the eyes of Erwin Wurm
An absurdly bulbous convertible the shape of which is the opposite of everything that the automobile industry wants its products to be. An 11-meter-long sweater that was once hung in a cathedral in Vienna as the oversized “replica” of a purple veil traditionally used to cover images of Jesus during the penitential season of Lent.
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