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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:54
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.
Han Young-soo, photographer behind black-and-white snapshots of women in postwar Korea
When a female street vendor in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, is not busy drawing in her customers with her knowledge of the latest trends, she buries herself in the pages of a newspaper rather than idly watching the world go by.
Erick Oh's 'Metamodernity' invited to French short film festival
Filmmaker Erick Oh, whose short motion picture “Opera” was shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021 as the first-ever Korean animated film, has been invited to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for his latest work titled “Metamodernity.”
Korea's first museum of photography gets new name, location
The Museum of Photography, Seoul, nestled within Hanmi Tower in the capital city's southeastern Songpa District, was founded in 2003 as the first institute dedicated to the art of photography in Korea.
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