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1st Tongyeong Triennale promotes port city as hub of arts, crafts
The port city of Tongyeong in South Gyeongsang Province, often referred to as the “Naples of Korea,” has long forged an unmatched legacy when it comes to traditional craftsmanship. When Japan invaded Korea in 1592, famed Admiral Yi Sun-sin established his headquarters in the city to take command of the naval forces in the three southernmost provinces ― Gyeongsang, Jeolla and ...
2022 to be 'year of Nam June Paik' in celebration of video artist's 90th birthday
Marking the 90th anniversary of Nam June Paik's birth this year, Korean museums and art centers are gearing up to revisit the imposing legacy left behind by the video art visionary. It was in 1965 when Paik, with his brand-new Sony Portapak recorder in hand, documented the jam-packed procession of Pope Paul VI in New York from a moving taxi - giving birth to the genre of vide...
Actress Lee Ha-nee announces pregnancy
Actress Lee Ha-nee is pregnant with her first child, her agency Saram Entertainment confirmed, Sunday. The news comes less than a month after she tied the knot in late December. “Lee has entered her fourth month of pregnancy and is expected to give birth around June,” the agency's official statement read.
Getty Images show history repeating itself time and time again
Who would have guessed that a picture taken more than eight decades ago of an intimate kiss intervened by antiseptic masks ― an image that feels incredibly time-specific ― would resonate with audiences today?
'Land of Squid Game': Cultural guidebook to all things Korean
Whether Korean culture - thanks to K-pop, K-dramas and K-movies as part of hallyu, or the Korean wave - remains popular around the world is no longer a contested subject. Instead, the debate now revolves around what content is leading the current wave.
[INTERVIEW] US humanitarian worker in Seoul helps rescue N. Koreans from human trafficking
Tucked away in a narrow alleyway near Samgakji Station in Seoul, DL Gallery is a curious storefront. Upon entering it, visitors are greeted with delicate art pieces displayed on the walls, from traditional Korean embroidery to pointillist paintings. In one corner of the room are stacked heaps of plastic bags, each of which is full of vegetable seeds for cabbage, spinach, radi...
Jeju's three female divers named independence fighters by patriots ministry
Three “haenyeo,” or women divers of Jeju Island, who led the key resistance movement during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial occupation, were selected as the “Independence Fighters of the Month” of January 2022, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) announced Friday.
Namgoong Min nabs grand prize at MBC Drama Awards
Actor Namgoong Min was the winner of the Grand Prize at the 2021 MBC Drama Awards on Thursday for his role in the spy action thriller, “The Veil.” This win is the second time the 43-year-old actor has notched the highest honor at a year-end awards ceremony hosted by a major broadcaster, following his win at last year's SBS Drama Awards, for his performance in the popular spor...
Erwin Olaf's painterly photos offer surreal commentary on human fragility
“I see myself as the director of one second.” The acclaimed Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, known for his painstakingly polished and staged images that seem to sit somewhere between a painting and a photo, is a director in the truest sense of the word. Against a real-life backdrop he has scouted carefully, Olaf styles his scene down to every last detail: from delivering actors...
SeMA exhibition 'unlearns and relearns' Australia's cultural landscape
“By instructing students how to learn, unlearn and relearn, a powerful new dimension can be added to education,” wrote American author and futurist Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book, “Future Shock.” “Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.”
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