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Tate Modern curator appointed as artistic director for 2023 Gwangju Biennale
Lee Sook-kyung, the senior curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, has been named the artistic director for the 14th edition of the Gwangju Biennale. Slated for April 2023, the event remains one of the most renowned contemporary art biennales across Asia.
Tracing enthralling theme of light across Tate Collection
A single lit candle flickers and flutters faintly inside the steel shell of a cathode-ray tube (CRT) television. In Paik Nam-june's “Candle TV,” while the flame represents the beginning of civilization, TV becomes a symbol that has ushered in a new digital era of human culture.
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei's unapologetic, anti-establishment commentary
A 22.5-meter-long serpent floats up by the ceiling of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, ready to slither away at the slightest provocation. As viewers travel down the hall, they find it almost impossible to take their eyes off the creature hovering overhead with its peculiar blue and red scales.
Comedian Kim Chul-min dies at 54
“I found happiness thanks to you. Thank you. And I love you.” The message to his fans posted on Facebook, Dec. 10, were the last words left by comedian and street musician Kim Chul-min, who died Thursday afternoon after battling terminal lung cancer. He was 54.
Rising international artists' first exhibitions in Korea
With the year nearing its end, Seoul has invited a number of notable rising international visual artists for their first solo exhibitions in the country, largely through globally renowned galleries that have begun expanding their presences in the region.
Dansaekhwa artist's works experiment with 'hanji' as both material and method
When Korea gained independence from decades-long Japanese colonial rule in 1945, a debate emerged among artists about how to sever ties with the Japanese style of art that had once dominated the country's art scene. Together with attempting to end colonialism's influence on art entirely, some put forth developing a new form of “national” art - whether by reverting to Korean t...
Yi Sang's translated poems win prestigious US literary award
Translations of Korean poet Yi Sang (1910-37), published in “Yi Sang: Selected Works,” became the first Korean literary piece to win the prestigious U.S.-based Modern Language Association (MLA) prize.
Exhibition shows 70-year evolution of eclectic Surrealist master, Salvador Dali
A string of memorable modifiers always seems to follow Salvador Dali (1904-89). Known as a Surrealist icon who defined the 20th century, he was the eccentric genius behind his dreamlike, often downright nonsensical, landscapes, featuring optical illusions, melting clocks and elephants with spindly legs.
Exhibition of Surrealist masterpieces rings differently during uneasy pandemic age
“The past two years, marked by COVID-19, have been described by many people as being 'surrealist times,'” began Sandra Tatsakis, Director of International Exhibitions of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the Netherlands, at a recent press preview in southern Seoul.
Chagall's works with biblical and Jewish motifs arrive in Korea
Russian-French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) and his world of dreamlike enchantment, achieved through a palette of ripe, saturated colors, have long been admired by audiences worldwide. “When Matisse dies,” Picasso once said, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.”