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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 09:04
Rhee Ki-bong's haunting vistas enveloped in fog question process of perception
Artist Rhee Ki-bong lets the otherworldly natural landscapes, with not a living soul in sight, speak for themselves. The haunting and ethereal vistas enveloped in a blanket of fog at the break of day are like those straight out of a gothic fairytale. Such mystic sceneries are born from a highly realistic spatial illusion, in which the artist layers diaphanous fiber or clear p...
WINNER's Mino to further explore identity as painter at his first solo exhibition
Since making his initial foray into the fine arts scene in 2019, Mino of K-pop boy band WINNER has been exploring his dual creative identity as a rapper-producer and painter. At the end of this year, he is set to further show his newfound artistic side to audiences under the alias Ohnim - his first name, Min-ho, spelled backwards - by holding his first solo exhibition at the ...
Opera Gallery Group chief paints rosy picture of global art market's future
Describing himself as “an art-loving entrepreneur with a global vision,” Gilles Dyan, Opera Gallery Group's founder and chairman, remains optimistic about the future of the international art market, despite the current uncertainties surrounding the economy.
'Uncanny Convenience Store' becomes newest book to sell over 1 million
The novel series, “Uncanny Convenience Store,” penned by Kim Ho-yeon, has become the newest title to sell over a million copies in Korea this week. According to the local publishing house, Namu Bench, as of Monday, the book's first volume had sold 800,000 copies, while the second sold more than 200,000.
LTI Korea launches web platform to facilitate global publications of Korean literature
As part of its mission to promote and facilitate the translation and international publication of Korean literature, the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) has launched a new website called KLWAVE (Korean Literature Wave).
[INTERVIEW] Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art ready to turn page to its 2nd century
The Freer Gallery of Art opened its doors to the public in the iconic National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1923 as the first national museum of art in the United States - with a founding collection of close to 10,000 pieces hailing from East and South Asia, the ancient Near East and the Islamic world in addition to 19th-century America. As part of the Smithsonian Institution...
[INTERVIEW] International Booker Prize-winning 'Tomb of Sand' breaks down borders, celebrates plurality of life
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - “No, no, I won't get up. Noooooo, I won't rise nowwww. Nooo rising nyooww. Nyooo riiise nyoooo. Now rise new. Now, I'll rise anew.” Uttered by author Geetanjali Shree in her mother tongue, Hindi, on the morning of Nov. 3, the delightful wordplay echoed through the convention hall at the Expo Centre Sharjah, filled with nearly 400 secondary scho...
Gucci to sponsor preservation of Gyeongbok Palace
Italian luxury fashion house Gucci has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of Korea designed to preserve and safeguard Gyeongbok Palace. Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Choi Eung-chon, head of the CHA, Nov. 1, promising cooperation on future restoration projects of ...
Italian Egyptologist views future museums as 3-pronged: physical, digital, metaverse
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates ― How will a museum survive in the era of digitization and that new buzzword we can't seem to escape ― metaverse? Will the brick-and-mortar repositories of humanity's collective history give way to their virtual counterparts? Egyptologist Christian Greco doesn't believe in that idea of a zero-sum game between the physical and the virtual.
Do Ho Suh's evocative installations questioning memory and space go to Australia
Do Ho Suh, a renowned globetrotting installation artist behind the otherworldly fabric replicas of his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, New York, London and Berlin, will be brought to the spotlight this fall for the first time in Australia.