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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sat, December 3, 2022 | 14:59
From Koryoin to Korean Americans to Zainichi: Portraits reveal underrepresented sides of Korean history
A gray-haired man donning a striped T-shirt, with a pet parrot named Charlie on his knee, gazes at a corner of his studio in downtown New York one afternoon in 2005. Korean-American visual artist Kim Po-hyun (1917-2014), better known as Po Kim, went to study art in Japan during the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule of Korea to pursue his passion for painting, which began at an...
Designer hopes to serve as bridge between engineers, non-engineers in soft robotics
Soft robotics, as the name indicates, involves the design and construction of robots with non-rigid, highly compliant materials that can resemble the flexible movements of living organisms - as they are able to bend, curl, fold and inflate, for example. While the technology is still in its infancy, the elastically soft, adaptable and self-morphing robots made with materials l...
Seoul becomes outdoor stage for sculptural beauty
Plazas, parks and islands at the heart of Seoul have been transformed into an outdoor sculptural wonderland as part of the ongoing Seoul Sculpture Festival. The first stage of the festival, jointly organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and K-Sculpture Organizing Committee, has unfolded at Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall.
Korean temple food reaches San Francisco
Korean temple food created from wild and seasonal vegetables in observance of Buddhist principles has come to be one of the faces of the country's traditional cuisine, reaching the other side of the Pacific Ocean, specifically to San Francisco, the United States this week. A series of banquets and lectures dedicated to Korean temple cuisine have been organized by the Cultural...
KOMACON, Lyon Comics Festival agree on exchanges in comics industry
The Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON), which hosts the country's largest annual comic book festival, known as the Bucheon International Comics Festival (BICOF) in Gyeonggi Province, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lyon Comics Festival in France. The signing ceremony was held in Lyon on June 10 during the opening event of the French festiv...
Yoido Full Gospel Church hopes to resume construction of cardiac hospital in Pyongyang
Establishing a cardiac hospital in the heart of Pyongyang, North Korea has long remained an unrealized goal for the Yoido Full Gospel Church, the largest church in South Korea. Since the ambitious project to build an eight-story hospital with 280 beds for cardiology and heart surgery began in December 2007, it was met with a series of hurdles, as could be expected.
Yoo Young-kuk's abstract world of colorful nature revisited
Dubbed as a “magician of colors,” Yoo Young-kuk (1916-2002) is best known for distilling the Korean natural landscape - characterized by roaring waters, rugged mountains and the blazing sun - into the basic formal elements of dots, lines, plane and color. While nature was undeniably his muse, he made no attempt to depict these elements realistically. Instead, his dynamic visu...
FEBC-Korea prepares for 50th anniversary of historic 1973 Billy Graham Seoul Crusade
The summer of 1973 became a defining moment for the history of Christianity in Korea. From May 30 to June 3, prominent American Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, who is best known for having preached the Gospel to millions in packed stadiums in 85 countries during his lifetime, led what became his largest ever “crusade” at the then-empty Yeouido Plaza in Seoul. An estim...
Friendship forged among Kim Whanki and young artist couple in NY
Hailed as one of Korea's greatest abstract masters, Kim Whanki (1913-74) forged his legacy when he birthed a series of pointillist paintings during his final years spent in New York (1963-74). While the painter's earlier focus in Korea lay in depicting classical East Asian motifs like moon jars, apricot flowers, cranes and deer, his so-called “New York period” ushered in a ne...
World's oldest TV music talent show host Song Hae dies at 95
Veteran entertainer Song Hae, whose signature voice as emcee of KBS' “National Singing Contest” made him an icon of Korean television, died Wednesday. He was 95. He passed away in the morning at his residence in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, according to police and medical officials.