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Cultural artifact-inspired merchandise gets makeover
Traditional souvenirs filling the shelves of Korean museum shops have long been stereotyped as items that lack practicality and that often fail to go well with interior decor, due to their faithful yet outdated designs.
Two Korean picture books honored at renowned Bologna Ragazzi Awards
Two critically-acclaimed Korean picture books have been honored in this year's prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Awards for children's literature, presented at Italy's Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Kim Cho-yeop's best-selling sci-fi novel to be adapted for TV
Best-selling science fiction writer Kim Cho-yeop's first full-length novel “Greenhouse at the End of the Earth” will be adapted for TV, the author's agency Blossom Creative announced, Tuesday.
Truth panel confirms North Korean forces' massacre of Christians during Korean War
During the early stage of the 1950-53 Korean War, North Korean soldiers in retreat from the South massacred over 1,100 Christians in accordance with the regime's drive toward religious persecution, a state commission announced, Tuesday.
Yongsan Garrison in transition captured in photos
While negotiations on the complete return of Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul ― the former headquarters for the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) ― to the Korean government have long been underway, the site has been gearing up gradually for a transformation into the country's largest urban park.
Architect of 'mechanical organism' chosen as this year's MMCA Hyundai Motor Series artist
Kinetic artist Choe U-ram has been named the artist for this year's MMCA Hyundai Motor Series by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea. As an architect of “mechanical organisms” or “anima-machine,” the 52-year-old has garnered attention both at home and abroad with his inventive robotic sculptures that marry lifelike movements achieved through compu...
K-pop's global fame fueled by drama, film soundtracks
Even COVID-19 could not make a dent in K-pop's global rise, as seen in the robust sales of physical albums, which surpassed $220 million in exports last year for the first time in history, according to Korean Customs Service data. This growing physical album market has coincided with the surging sales of soundtrack albums, magazines and outdoor advertising all featuring K-pop...
Veteran trot singer Na Hoon-a to release new album
Long-time trot legend Na Hoon-a will release a series of new songs in celebration of the 55th anniversary of his musical debut. Titled “Seven-Colored Scent,” the album featuring seven tracks - including “Fighting Match,” “Mother (Wife's Mother),” “Change” and “Wisdom of Love” - will come out on Tuesday, according to his agency Yearah and Yesori.
Seoul's street fashion changes with Korea's dynamic modern history
Fashion has long been more than just an eye-catching means of self-expression. Its role as a critical mirror of societal change has perhaps been witnessed most evidently in Korea's modern history, which has been nothing short of tumultuous - extending through 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule and national liberation, the 1950-53 Korean War, multiple authoritarian regimes and rap...
87-year-old Ha Chong-hyun's exploration of materials never ceases
“To this day, I have continued the fierce tug of war between the burlap canvas and paint. My artwork is born only when the two distinct materials collide with each other.” The oeuvre of Ha Chong-hyun, the 87-year-old trailblazer in Korean modern abstract art, can be best defined as a ceaseless exploration and experimentation with materials - an artistic journey that has been ...
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