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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 21:42
Yee Soo-kyung's aesthetic journey through broken ceramic shards, illusory rose garden
Setting foot in the white-walled Page Gallery nestled in Seoul's Seongdong District is like traveling to a bizarre dreamland's ceramic forest. The “trees” here are bulbous sculptures made up of a myriad of broken shards that were once part of refined Korean ceramics - celadon, white porcelain and black-glazed wares - handcrafted by master potters across the nation.
Rise of webtoons has positive impact on print book industry: survey
The continued popularity of webcomics, or webtoons, has had a surprisingly positive impact on the publishing industry, as the digital works in high demand lead to the rise in sales of their print book forms, recent data showed.
Legendary photographer behind enduring portraits of era-defining icons
One early morning in 2006, Scottish photographer Albert Watson hurriedly headed to Cupertino, California, with a mission at hand: to photograph one of the most powerful visionaries in America, Steve Jobs. He knew he had him for an hour, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. sharp. “I rehearsed all of my lighting beforehand. I was completely ready for him,” he recalled.
Billy Kim Hall opens at Billy Graham Library
From left, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Far East Broadcasting Company Korea (FEBC-Korea) Chairman Billy Kim and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association President and CEO Franklin Graham pose after a ribbon cutting ceremony held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday (local time). The ceremony marked the establishment of Billy Kim Hall, named after the FEBC-Korea chairm...
[INTERVIEW] Belgian artist's whimsical play with shadows captures hearts of millions
For Belgian visual artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal, the primary creative ingredient for his whimsical doodles is the shadow itself. To be more precise, his inventive craft is all about capturing the quirky potential of shadows cast by immediately recognizable, everyday objects and combining them with his own minimal ink sketches.
Kakao Ent. removes nearly 7 mil. pirated episodes of webtoons, web novels worldwide
Kakao Entertainment, which operates Kakao Webtoon and Kakao Page, announced that it has removed nearly 7 million pirated webtoons and web novel series across global platforms in the last eight months through its specialized anti-piracy task force.
[INTERVIEW] A history of servitude: Artist duo traces troubled history of labor migration from Asia
On one wintry night in February 2004, across the treacherous sandflats of Morecambe Bay in northwest England, dozens of Chinese cockle pickers were already hours into filling their buckets with heaps of bivalves. Their back-breaking toil would earn them a pittance of five pounds per 25-kilogram bag at the end of the day. Any other profit made from the lucrative trade would be...
Two Korean cartoons nominated for Angouleme International Comics Festival prizes
Two Korean cartoons have been selected to compete for the prize in the official selection of the upcoming Angouleme International Comics Festival, one of the largest and most renowned events of its kind in the world.
[INTERVIEW] Inscribed red bars of soap reflect traumas of former East Germany residents, Koryoin
Twelve curious-looking blocks of red soap are carefully aligned in a single row in one corner of Seoul's ARKO Art Center for the ongoing exhibition, “Local in the Making.” Each carries a translucent German or Russian word spelled out with glycerin ― “Separation,” “Loss,” “Fear,” “Conflict” and “Pain,” among many others ― a peculiar stylistic choice for a substance typically u...
Ghanaian artist breathes new life into littered bottle caps as resplendent metal mosaics
A ferociously glistening sheet of golden light that cascades from the ceiling to the floor becomes an immediate eye dazzler for anyone who sets foot in Barakat Contemporary in central Seoul. The eight-meter-long resplendent expanse of something ― a painting? A tapestry? A sculpture? ― warrants a closer second look.
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