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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sat, December 3, 2022 | 14:09
Korean Buddhist culture arrives in New York
From a one-day Templestay visit to temple food workshops, a number of events celebrating Korea's Buddhist culture are greeting New Yorkers in the heart of the U.S. city until Aug. 29 (local time). Organized by the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism under the Jogye Order, the nation's largest Buddhist sect, the “An Encounter with Korean Traditional Buddhist Culture” program kic...
[INTERVIEW] Artist transforms Atelier Hermes into pet crematorium as garish capitalist nightmare
What awaits visitors at the Atelier Hermes, a gallery nestled in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, after they pass by row after row of high-end clothes and a luxurious cafe, is far beyond their wildest imaginations: a dog funeral service. Even if one has never attended a memorial service for a canine, they'll probably know something is off right away. Located at the entrance ...
From 'ugly pot' series to moon jars, Korean ceramics to go on display in Sydney
The history of Korean ceramics stretches all the way back to 8,000 B.C., the Neolithic period, marked by the emergence of “yunggimun” pottery, or earthenware decorated with raised patterns and geometric incisions. Over thousands of years, the country's pottery has come to develop various distinct styles, birthing recognizable wares from Goryeo-era (918-1392) celadon to Joseon...
Action thriller 'A Hard Day' adapted into webtoon with twist
The 2014 action thriller, “A Hard Day,” has been adapted into a webtoon series of the same title with a twist. A total of 13 episodes, along with a prologue, were unveiled on e-book and webcomic provider Ridi, Saturday. Starring Lee Sun-kyun and Cho Jin-woong, the original film follows a corrupt detective named Ko Gun-su, who crashes into a man in a fatal hit-and-run on the d...
Artist Do Ho Suh invites children to his clay fairyland
A place where children are allowed to play with clay as they please ― and encouraged to do so. In this world, young viewers-turned-creators, with their own play materials in hand, are free to leave every physical trace of their boundless imagination. That is what London-based installation artist Do Ho Suh and his two young daughters envisioned when they began fashioning the i...
[INTERVIEW] YouTubers bridge Korean, Muslim and Latin American cultures
The ability of a person to successfully bridge two cultures - marked by different languages, social conventions and values - has always been viewed as a notable strength. And in the current age of social media, some of the major players who have risen to take on that role are none other than influencers with huge global followings. In a recent joint interview with The Korea T...
Graphic novel 'The Waiting' nominated for Harvey Award
Graphic novelist Keum Suk Gendry-Kim's “The Waiting,” which tells the heart-wrenching story of families forcibly separated during the 1950-53 Korean War, has been nominated for this year's prestigious Harvey Awards. The Harvey Awards have celebrated quality comic books, graphic novels and manga since its establishment in 1988 to commemorate the literary achievements of Harvey...
Star novelist's 'Harbin' on Korean independence fighter becomes bestseller
Kim Hoon's latest book, “Harbin,” on independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun (1879-1910), has become a new bestseller in major local online bookstores. Published on Aug. 3 ahead of the 77th anniversary of Liberation Day on Aug. 15, the novel has climbed to the top of the bestseller lists of both YES24 and Kyobo Books for the first week of August
Late Samsung chairman's collection highlights painter Lee Jung-seop as family man
While touted as one of the most iconic modern artists of Korea, whose paintings of bulls letting out spirited cries came to symbolize Korean national identity, Lee Jung-seop (1916-56) was, ultimately, a family man. The painter's desperate yearning for a reunion with his wife and two sons, who had crossed the sea to Japan in 1952, after leading a life of destitution in war-tor...
Death of young webtoon artist sparks controversy over harsh working conditions
In the wake of the death of 37-year-old webtoon illustrator Jang Sung-rak last month following an unexpected health issue, concerns have been once again mounting over webcomics artists' poor, harsh working conditions. Since 2018, Jang had served as an illustrator for the globally popular fantasy action series, “Solo Leveling.”
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