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History of epidemics in Korea explored at National Folk Museum
“Last night, the symptoms of my child who has fallen ill with smallpox grew so much worse that I could hear him coughing up phlegm from outside the house. I am deeply worried that he may not be able to live to see another day.”
Exhibition becomes compact archive of intergenerational queer narratives
In September 1980, Hong Kong-born American queer photographer Tseng Kwong Chi captured in a still image the mesmerizing presence of 19-year-old ballet dancer Shawn McQuate, who was active in New York's East Village countercultural scene during the 1980s.
Exploring Park Soo-keun's oeuvre in new light beyond limiting labels
In 1926, then a 12-year-old boy, Park Soo-keun's fateful encounter with Jean-Francois Millet's iconic painting of “The Angelus” awakened his artistic passion. His dream to become a painter was certainly an ambitious - even reckless - one, as his family's loss of fortune made any formal art education after elementary school an unthinkable luxury.
South Africa-based artist brings domestic life to forefront via silk tapestries
South Africa-based visual artist Billie Zangewa embodies the message, “The personal is political,” through her artistic snapshot of domesticity. As an artist and a single mother, she turns the seemingly humdrum tasks and encounters at home - things women do that often go unacknowledged, like cooking, sewing and inviting close family members for her 8-year-old son's birthday -...
[INTERVIEW] Korean contemporary art captures attention in US, Europe
Many, many years ago, the increase in trade between Western Europe and Asia following the Age of Discovery, which began in the 1400s, built Western Europeans' fascination with what they called “the Orient.” They had discovered “exotic” Asia thorough its arts and design. The artists' enthrallment eventually took the form of “Chinoiserie,” which originated from the French word ...
Artist Georg Baselitz featured at newly opened Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul
Having opened its doors last month in Hannam-dong, Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul is currently hosting an exhibition of the latest paintings and drawings by celebrated German artist Georg Baselitz. Named “Hotel garni,” which refers to a small inn in French, the show features a series of paintings of female figures suspended upside down in an undefined, black void.
Yayoi Kusama's early 'Pumpkin' may become the most expensive piece sold at a Korean auction this year
Seoul Auction's winter sale, slated to take place next week, will feature the coveted early work of Yayoi Kusama, which is expected to become the highest priced artwork sold at Korean auctions this year.
Folk singer Lee Dong-won loses battle with esophageal cancer
Folk singer Lee Dong-won, who is best-known for his 1989 lyrical duet of “Nostalgia” with tenor Park In-soo, died Sunday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 70. The singer passed away at the residence of his close friend, comedian Jeon Yoo-seong, at the foot of Mount Jiri in Namwon, North Jeolla Province.
MMCA unveils plans to exhibit late Samsung Chairman's art collection nationwide from next year
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) has announced its plans to organize a series of nationwide exhibitions of the art collection bequeathed to the museum by late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, until 2024.
Exhibition showcases African artists' colorful strokes
Although modern and contemporary African artists continue making waves in the present-day international art scene, studies on their styles and influence remain largely underdeveloped in Korea. As the continent's diverse tribal cultures stemming from over 50 nations and turbulent modern history of colonialism met contemporary artistic styles, this led to the birth of unique pi...
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