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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 03:37
Japanese star architect Tadao Ando sings of youth through evergreen apple
WONJU, Gangwon Province - Even after losing five of his organs to cancer, Tadao Ando still burns with a youthful zest for life. The 81-year-old architect's mammoth apple sculpture, now greeting art lovers at Museum SAN with its evergreen surface, is his way of extolling the virtues of youth “to which everyone, regardless of age, is entitled as long as they are alive.”
1st documentary unveiled in Korea retracing Nam June Paik's vision of video art
In today's media-saturated world, the groundbreaking works of Nam June Paik (1932-2006), widely referred to as the father of video art, reverberate more strongly than ever.
Installation artist muses on art rooted in nature through interactive 'Dancing Garden'
The layered themes of nature, humanity and technology have come together in harmony in installation artist Shim Young-churl's interactive celebratory garden.
Seoul Museum of Art to open Korea's first public art archive
The Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), a network of museums and art-focused entities strewn across the capital city and operated by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, is set to open its first archive in April.
[INTERVIEW] Foreign-born entertainers seek to revolutionize local industry
The representation of foreign-born personalities in Korean media has been a mixed bag for the last three decades. As the country began seeing the number of foreign residents grow by leaps and bounds since the late 1980s - with the number eventually surpassing 2.14 million as of last January, according to Korea Immigration Service - broadcasters took note and attempted to refl...
Two curators to lead Korean pavilion at Venice Art Biennale in 2024 for first time
Danish artistic director Jacob Fabricius and Korean curator Lee Seol-hui have been appointed to curate the Korean pavilion for the 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale next year, according to Arts Council Korea (ARKO), the commission responsible for operating the pavilion.
Long viewed as an outsider, conceptual artist grabs global spotlight in his twilight years
For most of his 55-year career, Sung Neung-kyung has been viewed as an outsider by the Korean art world. The 79-year-old also calls himself “a non-popular, non-profit artist” - terms that are certainly not thrown around for the sake of modesty or humility.
From sky to deserted islands, two artists' documentation of nature adds surreal touch to reality
Chung Zu-young has been under the spell of mountains for over two decades. Her multiple trips to Mount Bukhan, Inwang, Dobong and the Alps would produce odd yet mesmerizing close-ups of cliffs, gorges and boulders.
Centre Pompidou's Korean branch to open in 63 Building
The Centre Pompidou, a Parisian cultural complex that houses the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe with over 120,000 works, is set to open a Korean branch in Seoul's 63 Square, more commonly known as the 63 Building.
'Dansaekhwa' master's art museum to be prominent addition to Jeju Island's cultural fabric
JEJU ISLAND ― “Nothing in my life has changed. Sure, I was shaken up for the first two or three days, but now, nada,” Park Seo-bo, master of Korean “dansaekhwa” (monochrome painting), remarked nonchalantly on a cloudless mid-afternoon in March as the waves crashed onto Jeju Island's scenic coast.