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AI, video game engines become philosophical tools for Ian Cheng
Artificial intelligence (AI) and video game engines meet philosophy in the art of Ian Cheng. While armed with a pop-culture-inspired visual language from the likes of video game “SimCity,” Cheng's live simulations of virtual ecosystems teeming with AI-based characters and wildlife also make a complex theoretical inquiry into the nature of human consciousness.
Books on art collecting gain traction amid booming art market
Korean art fairs last year, both big and small, claimed a continuous streak of success. The 2021 edition of major art fairs ― including the Galleries Art Fair, KIAF Seoul, Busan Annual Market of Art (BAMA) and Art Busan ― all saw record turnouts and sales. According to the Korea Arts Management Service, the local art market tripled in size last year compared to the previous y...
Local religious groups stand with Ukraine
In the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine last week, many of the religious bodies in Korea have come forward to unite against the aggressor and stand with the war-stricken country.
20th-century Korean photography: Search to immortalize 'spiritual truth' of era
Whether it is employed in the field of science, art or media, the term “photography” - essentially meaning “drawing with light” - encapsulates a strictly technical process. However, the very first Korean encounter with photographic images - recorded in Yi Hang-eok's 1863 journal entry of “Yeonhaeng Ilgi,” when a team of envoys from the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) visited the R...
Korea's major art biennales to tie transnational themes to host cities' dynamic histories
What is known as the “Gwangju Spirit” is a foundational mindset of Korea's southwestern city historically, which witnessed one of the most tragic events of the modern era, the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. The Gwangju Biennale, Asia's oldest biennial of contemporary art, has continuously revisited this spirit in both its mission and exhibition themes since its founding in 1995.
Cultural artifact-inspired merchandise gets makeover
Traditional souvenirs filling the shelves of Korean museum shops have long been stereotyped as items that lack practicality and that often fail to go well with interior decor, due to their faithful yet outdated designs.
Two Korean picture books honored at renowned Bologna Ragazzi Awards
Two critically-acclaimed Korean picture books have been honored in this year's prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Awards for children's literature, presented at Italy's Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Kim Cho-yeop's best-selling sci-fi novel to be adapted for TV
Best-selling science fiction writer Kim Cho-yeop's first full-length novel “Greenhouse at the End of the Earth” will be adapted for TV, the author's agency Blossom Creative announced, Tuesday.
Truth panel confirms North Korean forces' massacre of Christians during Korean War
During the early stage of the 1950-53 Korean War, North Korean soldiers in retreat from the South massacred over 1,100 Christians in accordance with the regime's drive toward religious persecution, a state commission announced, Tuesday.
Yongsan Garrison in transition captured in photos
While negotiations on the complete return of Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul ― the former headquarters for the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) ― to the Korean government have long been underway, the site has been gearing up gradually for a transformation into the country's largest urban park.
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