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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 19:27
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.
Global brands give Korean craftworks chance to shine again
In July, news that artist Jeong Da-hye became the first-ever Korean creator to be awarded the prestigious Loewe Foundation Craft Prize shook up the country's craft art scene. The prize, launched by the Spanish luxury fashion house's cultural foundation, recognized Jeong's delicate, horsehair-woven, lattice-like vessel in helping revive the centuries-old Joseon-era technique o...
First Korean webtoon-themed exhibition to take place in Mexico
The first-ever exhibition centering on a selection of popular Korean webtoons will kick off for fans in Mexico next week. Co-hosted by the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON) and the Korean Cultural Center Mexico, the event will mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, “Hola! K-Webtoon” is set to run from Dec. 5 to Feb. 5 next year at the Est...
Book celebrating cineaste Park Chan-wook's 30-year career to go in print
A comprehensive, limited-edition book highlighting cineaste Park Chan-wook's decades-spanning oeuvre is slated for publication early next month. In May, Park became the second Korean auteur ever to notch the Best Director prize at Cannes for his 2022 romance noir, “Decision to Leave,” starring Tang Wei and Park Hae-il. The film, which earned six awards at the Blue Dragon Film...
[INTERVIEW] Young performer hopes to revive popularity of magic in Korea
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - A constellation of balls, playing cards, metal canes and rings change colors and multiply in mere seconds at the deft gesticulations of a young magician. Without uttering a single word, the black-clad magician continues to wield the tools of his trade against the rhythmic music echoing through a neon-lit theater, enthralling the eyes of childre...
Treasured Goryeo-era celadon wares found underwater go on display
It was May 2007 when a fisherman working off the coast of Taean's Daeseom Island in South Chungcheong Province caught in his fish trap a webfoot octopus grabbing onto what appeared to be a celadon bowl from the Goryeo period (918-1392). The chance discovery soon led to a historic excavation of relics in the waters around Daeseom and Mado Islands from 2007 to 2010, conducted b...
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