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Groundbreaking early-modern Russian avant-garde art to be unveiled in Seoul
Like many revolutionary art movements, Russian avant-garde faced numerous dynamic historical events during its early modern era, which led to its ups and downs. It first emerged in the 1890s - born out of a thirst for artistic innovation and liberation from old dogmas - and reached its height both in creative output and popularity during the early 20th century, marked by the ...
Busan's Ilgwang Beach becomes outdoor art gallery
Ilgwang Beach in Busan, one of the many popular tourist attractions in the southern port city, was transformed into an outdoor art gallery, Saturday, as part of the month-long Sea Art Festival 2021.
Korean picture books win international illustration awards
Two critically-acclaimed Korean picture books - Lee Myung-ae's “Tomorrow Will Be a Sunny Day” and Kim Hyo-eun's “I am the Subway” - have been named as the winners of this year's major international illustration awards, their publisher Munhakdongne announced Friday.
Filmmaker Park Chan-wook's quest to seek hidden beauty through photography
During an evening walk in Morocco in 2013, filmmaker Park Chan-wook came across a cluster of white parasols in a hotel restaurant, waiting silently for the next batch of customers with a ghostly presence. “I felt like I could almost hear their murmurs and whispers when the night fell,” he said. This chance encounter was enough of a reason for him to stop everything else, take...
KIAF Seoul 2021 begins amid high hopes for art market
The Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) Seoul, the largest of its kind in the country since 2002, opened its doors on Wednesday with a VVIP preview session at COEX in southern Seoul. This year's edition has been highly anticipated among art enthusiasts, as it is expected to continue the streak of success achieved by other local art fairs held earlier ― including the Galleries...
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, welcomes public once again after long hiatus with new ambition
March 2017 marked the moment when the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, one of the top private art museums in Korea, began to falter, signaled by the sudden resignation of its director Hong Ra-hee, wife of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee. Her influence in the Korean art scene had been dutifully noted for over a decade since the museum's founding in 2004.
'Moms,' unfiltered portrait of Korea's 'invisible' middle-aged women, wins Harvey Award
Graphic novelist Ma Yeong-shin's book, “Moms,” a darkly humorous tale of four middle-aged women who refuse to be reduced to invisible wives and moms, has won the Harvey Award for the Best International Book of the year.
Chief executive calls for depositing Lee Kun-hee's donated manuscripts in national library
Among the vast art collection donated to the National Museum of Korea (NMK) by the families of late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee earlier this year, the ancient manuscripts should belong to the National Library of Korea (NLK), its chief executive, Suh Hye-ran, stated on Thursday.
Andy Warhol's rarely seen self-portraits arrive in Korea
Andy Warhol was a figure whose name always seemed to be followed by an endless list of iconic modifiers ― Pop Art legend, the Pygmalion of the contemporary world, as well as a screen printing artist who brought to life rows of vibrant Campbell's soup cans and movie star Marilyn Monroe's beaming face.
[INTERVIEW] Feminist, queer shaman reads fortunes to challenge prejudices
When one speaks of a “mudang,” or Korean shaman, what immediately come to mind are a dizzying array of colors and the sounds of swinging bells. Wearing a flamboyant hanbok costume and makeup, the stereotypical mudang portrayed in the media sits in an equally colorful temple reading the fortunes of embattled souls, who often break down in tears or gasp at the clairvoyant's pie...
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