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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 08:18
MMCA unveils 2023 exhibition lineup, vows to improve after special audit
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) has unveiled its plan to “accelerate the promotion of Korean art” in 2023 through its strengthened partnerships with art institutions in the United States, Mexico, Australia and China.
[INTERVIEW] Artist documents lives of African diaspora as new faces in Korea's US camptowns
Artist Che Onejoon entered a compact photography studio he rented in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, on a crisp afternoon in 2021 to prepare for his shoot of the day. Located just over 16 kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that has divided North and South Korea for seven decades, the studio, like any other neighboring storefront, witnessed throngs of American so...
[INTERVIEW] Painted fragments of food packaging, classical art, internet icons visualize today's information overload
At the center of the canvas lies a scene of an intimate encounter between two lovers suggestively captured in a Japanese illustrated hand scroll. But instead of providing the full visual context of the dalliance, Chinese artist Ziping Wang has chosen to interrupt the scene with a barrage of vibrant yet entirely irrelevant images: a pixelated chicken drumstick, dispersed fragm...
Hit English-language webtoons reach Korean readers
A series of hit English-language webtoon titles originally published by leading North American platforms is gradually being introduced to Korean readers through their official translations. Such a case was rare until recently as a majority of the webcomics that were translated into other languages to reach readers worldwide had their origins in Korean.
Sculpture is everything, everywhere in the eyes of Erwin Wurm
An absurdly bulbous convertible the shape of which is the opposite of everything that the automobile industry wants its products to be. An 11-meter-long sweater that was once hung in a cathedral in Vienna as the oversized “replica” of a purple veil traditionally used to cover images of Jesus during the penitential season of Lent.
Hopper, Cattelan, Chang Uc-chin: exhibitions not to miss in 2023
Against the backdrop of the bullish growth of Korea's art market, which surpassed a 1 trillion won ($786 million) mark for the first time in 2022, major museums and galleries are seeking to dazzle their visitors this year with blockbuster exhibitions and showcases of boundary-pushing creators.
[INTERVIEW] 'There is opportunity in every crisis,' says Yoido Full Gospel Church pastor
Despite a grim economic and political outlook ahead, the year 2023 marks a new and important beginning for Yoido Full Gospel Church - or what its senior pastor Lee Young-hoon calls “the dawn of the new spiritual revival.”
Korean literature continues to ride high on global stage
From genre-defying short story collections to poetry and graphic novels, a string of translated Korean literary works continued to ride high on the global stage in 2022 as they were nominated for or won coveted prizes.
Web novels on North American platforms remade as Korean webtoons for 1st time
A string of popular English-language web novels published in leading North American web fiction platforms ― such as Wattpad and Radish ― are getting remakes as Korean webtoons for the first time, thus emerging as new potential literary sources for the country's webcomics.
Cheong Wa Dae becomes place for everyone
More than seven months have passed since Cheong Wa Dae, the former presidential office and residence, was opened to the public. It was May 10, the day of the inauguration of President Yoon Suk-yeol, when the heavily secured presidential compound sitting just north of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul opened its doors fully to the public for the first time in 74 years.