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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 19:45
From Olympic cauldron to stairway maze: Boundary-pushing architect Thomas Heatherwick on building with 'soulfulness'
A honeycomb-like maze of staircases in New York City winds up 46 meters into the air, bringing to life a monumental version of “a stairway to nowhere.” A pavilion building in Shanghai is enveloped in tens of thousands of thin acrylic rods swaying in the wind - much like a porcupine's prickly quills.
Original props from Indiana Jones movie on display in Seoul
An assemblage of original props from the Indiana Jones franchise have been brought together at a mini-exhibit in Seoul to celebrate the release of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”
Whitestone Gallery to become first Japanese art dealer to open space in Seoul
Tokyo-headquartered Whitestone Gallery, one of the major art dealers based in Asia, announced the scheduled opening of its new space in Seoul on Sept. 2, in time for Frieze and Kiaf Seoul.
91-year-old Chung Sang-hwa's paintings are products of 'foolishly endless' repetition
To the nonagenarian “dansaekhwa” (monochrome painting) master Chung Sang-hwa, it is the “foolishly endless repetition of ripping off and filling in” layers of clay and paint on canvas that brings his signature “grid” paintings to life.
Ahn Jung-hyo, Korean novelist who recounted horrors of Vietnam War, dies at 82
Ahn Jung-hyo, a noted novelist and a literary translator whose magnum opus, “White Badge,” recounts the haunting legacy of the Vietnam War inspired by his own experience as a Korean war ...
Gwangju Biennale 2024 to use 'pansori' as gateway to explore today's changing 'spatial conditions'
Next year's edition of the Gwangju Biennale will use “pansori,” a Korean musical tradition of storytelling featuring vocals and arrhythmic drumming, as a gateway to the festival's journey into human relation to contemporary space, according to artistic director Nicolas Bourriaud.
How provocateurs of Korean experimental art wrestled with rapid modernization, authoritarian state
The experimental art scene that struck post-war Korea in the 1960s and 1970s like a meteorite is a buried chapter of history that deserves to be revisited - or, for most of the world, newly discovered.
[INTERVIEW] Kwon Nyung-ho's journey toward abstraction as Paris-based Korean painter
It was 1981 when a 25-year-old Kwon Nyung-ho, filled with a pocketful of dreams and desires to see the celebrated works of Old Masters in person, set foot on European soil for the very first time in his life.
Kiaf Seoul 2023 ready for September alongside Frieze Seoul
Kiaf Seoul, Korea's longest-running contemporary art fair, is gearing up to return this September for its 22nd edition, joined by over 210 galleries from 20 countries.
[INTERVIEW] Meet architectural visionary behind NYC's Korean art showcase at Rockefeller Center
At the Channel Gardens outside the landmark Rockefeller Center, amid a sea of skyscrapers in the heart of New York City, stands artist Lee Bae's towering stack of pine charcoal.
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