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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sat, December 3, 2022 | 14:30
Giant Rubber Duck to take over Seoul's Seokchon Lake once again
A giant yellow rubber duck that took Seoul by storm eight years ago with its sparkling eyes and tangerine beak is making its way back to the city this fall. The super-sized inflatable bath toy will return to Seokchon Lake in Songpa District, southeastern Seoul, as part of Rubber Duck Project Seoul 2022, scheduled to run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31, according to the event's organ...
Lebanese-born French author to be awarded Park Kyung-ni prize
Lebanese-born French novelist Amin Maalouf has been named this year's recipient of the Park Kyung-ni Literary Prize, the award's organizer, the Toji Cultural Foundation announced, Wednesday.
Show at UNESCO's Paris HQ sheds light on Korea's mother-of-pearl lacquerware
Lacquer trees have grown and been cultivated in Asian countries for centuries. Its sticky sap, or “ot” in Korean, has served as one of the oldest natural paints used to create a glossy finishing layer on furniture and crafts - through what is called the “otchil” technique. While Korea, China and Japan shared a similar culture surrounding lacquerware until the 668-935 Unified ...
Frieze helps Seoul become rising art market in Asia
The first weekend of September in Seoul was marked by one gigantic art-filled excursion, as crowds of eager collectors and other visitors flocked to COEX in the city's Gangnam District for the inaugural landing of global art fair, Frieze. The excitement has shown no signs of abating since the four-day event's VIP opening on Sept. 2, as evidenced by the long lines stretching d...
7 figures from key Korean religions to meet pope at Vatican
Seven high-level representatives from religious bodies within Korea will meet with Pope Francis at Vatican City this month to discuss ways to establish and maintain harmony between religious communities. The representatives from the Korean Council of Religious Leaders (KCRL) are scheduled to go on an overseas pilgrimage to a number of holy sites, including Israel's Jerusalem ...
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 ...
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