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Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli's multihued wonderland lands in Seoul
Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli's appetite for highly saturated color blocks and their playful mixes have given birth to some immediately recognizable designs that found their way into publications, fashion houses and art galleries around the world. Her bold and fresh palette has popped up everywhere ― the covers of The New York Times and The New Yorker, inside the New Yo...
String of events to celebrate first Korean cardinal's birth centennial
A string of masses and cultural events are set to take place this summer in celebration of the birth centennial of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, Korea's first Roman Catholic cardinal who was regarded as a moral beacon during the country's tumultuous era of military dictatorship.
'Jang' becomes gateway to connect with different cultures
It isn't an exaggeration to say that much of the standard Korean cuisine - from soups, stews, stir-fried food, side dishes to even dipping sauces - starts with the ingredient “meju.” A brick-shaped compressed block of soybeans that have been crushed and dried is the magic ingredient behind iconic Korean condiments known as “jang.”
Exhibition revisits 1st Korean painter to capture American scenery
What would the landscape of 19th-century America have looked like in the eyes of a late Joseon-era painter? Two steam locomotives fiercely speeding down the mountainous tracks, a five-story tower nestled on a hilltop and a railroad bridge looking down on a boat on the river were apparently part of the scenery that caught the attention of Kang Jin-hui (1851-1919).
Former luxury hotel cabaret awash with Klimt's golden art
Nestled at the foot of Mount Acha in eastern Seoul, Grand Walkerhill Seoul has long been more than just a luxury hotel that offers a panoramic view of the Han River. For nearly half a century, its underground Walkerhill Theater has played a symbolic role in Korea's performing arts scene since it was unveiled in 1963 as the country's first commercial performance venue decked w...
Auteur Park Chan-wook proves Korean cinema's global appeal again
Six years after the erotic psychological thriller “The Handmaiden” with a feminist edge premiered at Cannes Film Festival in France, filmmaker Park Chan-wook has returned with the romance noir “Decision to Leave” that earned him the Best Director prize on Saturday (local time). With his latest win, he became the second Korean auteur ever to clinch the honor at Cannes, after I...
Webtoon 'Navillera' nominated for renowned Eisner Award
The Korean webtoon, “Navillera: Like a Butterfly,” which tells the heartwarming story of a 70-year-old retiree who pursues his dream of becoming a ballet dancer, was nominated for this year's prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The Eisner Awards, presented at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International in July, are referred to as the “Oscars” of the comic book ind...
Tim Burton's iconic world of misunderstood misfits returns to Korea
Tim Burton, the Hollywood mastermind behind films “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Sweeney Todd,” has returned to Seoul with his world of inventive eccentricity and misunderstood yet endearing misfits. “The World of Tim Burton,” held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in central Seoul as part of its world tour, is the filmmaker's second retrospective showcased in K...
[INTERVIEW] How brewery waste turned into pizza dough, energy bars at RE:harvest
Wheaty scones, juicy slices of pizza and nachos grande garnished with fresh guacamole sound perfect for a spring picnic. But in the eyes of food upcycling startup RE:harvest, these dishes become the playground for the company's signature flour - made from the tons of grain discarded every day by breweries nationwide. Brewing drinks like beer and “sikhye” (Korean sweet rice pu...
2 artists of Korean descent question hegemonic frameworks of race, gender
Contemporary viewers have been bearing witness to the art world's trend in recent years of questioning, critiquing and dismantling hegemonic cultural frameworks ― Western-centric, patriarchal and heteronormative ― in efforts to bring “peripheral” narratives into the spotlight.
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