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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Fri, March 31, 2023 | 05:45
'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' to be adapted into webtoon
“Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” a legal drama centering on a genius lawyer, Woo Young-woo, who is on the autism spectrum, will be adapted into a webtoon series of the same title. The 60-episode webtoon series is slated for global release in four languages - Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese - the drama production house, ASTORY, announced on Tuesday. Its exact release date a...
Newly translated Korean edition of 'Pachinko' to be published at the end of July
The newly translated Korean edition of “Pachinko,” the internationally acclaimed saga chronicling the lives of four generations of a “Zainichi” (ethnic Koreans in Japan) family, will hit local bookshelves in the coming weeks, three months after it went out of print due to issues with the publishing contract.
3 black-and-white photo exhibitions offer testament to 20th-century world history
In the 21st century, everyone with a smartphone is a photographer. Images captured through the camera lens are no longer recognized as a rare window to the exotic scenery of a faraway land. However, revisiting early masters' black-and-white snapshots may render a fresh appreciation of photography's role in encapsulating bygone eras.
Jeong Da-hye's horsehair-woven vessel becomes first Korean piece to win Loewe Craft Prize
A hand-woven vessel sways back and forth in even the gentlest breeze wafting through the room, glimmering in the light at each wiggle. “A Time of Sincerity,” a malleable yet surprisingly solid craft work borne from the hands of Korean artist Jeong Da-hye, has revived the centuries-old technique of making hats with horsehair.
Naver Webtoon launches horror-themed playground in metaverse
The popular Korean horror webtoon series “Tales of the Unusual” has been reborn as an interactive virtual playground on the metaverse platform Zepeto, Naver Webtoon announced Wednesday. Written and illustrated by Oh Sung-dae, the digital comic series is a genre-defying collection of twisted and bizarre stories inspired by urban legends, ancient myths and the cartoonist's own ...
Frieze Seoul unveils list of galleries, programs for upcoming inaugural edition
With Seoul named as the first Asian host of the Frieze Art Fair, a prestigious global platform for modern and contemporary art, the organizer of Frieze Seoul unveiled a list of participating galleries and main programs for its inaugural edition in September, Wednesday. The four-day fair will kick off on Sept. 2 at COEX in southern Seoul, running alongside Korea's largest cont...
Mexican contemporary sculpture in dialogue with NMK's 'Aztecs' exhibition
Mexican artist Javier Marin's monumental sculpture, “Chalchihuites,” which represents pre-Hispanic and contemporary Mexico marked by the history of 16th-century Spanish conquest, was unveiled at the plaza of the National Museum of Korea (NMK) this week. The imposing piece created by sculptor Marin arrived in Seoul to be in dialogue with the museum's ongoing exhibition, “Aztec...
[INTERVIEW] Jean-Michel Othoniel's glass garden of enchantment 'is for everybody'
A ferociously glistening, azure river has unfurled itself on the first floor of the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA). The museum in central Seoul has not become a victim of summertime flooding. The 26-meter-long riverbed - bedecked with 7,500 aquamarine-hued glass bricks made by master glassblowers in Firozabad, India - is Jean-Michel Othoniel's latest step towards achieving his vi...
Tycoons gather at wedding of Hyundai Motor chief's daughter
The top executives of Korea's four major business conglomerates converged on Monday at the wedding ceremony of the eldest daughter of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun. Chung Jin-hee, the daughter of Chung, and Kim Ji-ho, the grandson of former Education Minister Kim Duk-choong, tied the knot at Chungdong First Methodist Church in central Seoul.
Stories of Thai veterans of Korean War to be revisited in webtoon
A webtoon series that aims to revisit and celebrate the underappreciated historical legacy left by Thai veterans during the Korean War will be launched later this year. Kakao Entertainment and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Thailand will unveil the series, titled “One Day, My Favorite K-Pop Idol Group Leader Disappeared!” (direct translation), on the Southeast Asian nati...