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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 21:45
'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.
Auction house Phillips appoints ex-K Auction senior specialist as regional director of Korea
Phillips, one of the leading global auction houses along with Christie's and Sotheby's, has appointed Suh Min-hee as the new regional director of Korea. Founded in 1796 in Westminster, London, Phillips focuses on sales in a select number of categories: 20th- and 21st-century art, design, photographs, editions, watches and jewelries.
Hit webtoon 'Lore Olympus' scores another win with Ringo Award
“Lore Olympus,” a webcomic sensation released by Webtoon, the American unit of Naver Webtoon, has taken another win - this time, with the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Award, more popularly known as the Ringo Award. Top honors of the fifth annual prizes, established in honor of cartoonist Mike Wieringo, were announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con, Saturday (local time). “Lo...
MMCA looks back on Korea Artist Prize
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) has replaced its annual Korea Artist Prize with an archival exhibition detailing the award's 10-year history this year, as part of efforts to reform the award system after discovering lapses during an internal audit.
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