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Century-old Korean national flags to become state-designated treasures
Since the late 1800s, the national flag Taegeukgi has indeed remained a symbol of Korea's cultural identity as it underwent the trials and tribulations of its turbulent history. Among them, three flags bearing historical significance will be designated by the state as treasures, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced Thursday, days ahead of the celebration of th...
Table from 'Parasite,' black moon jars among Korean crafts to be shown in Milan
In Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning film, “Parasite” (2019), the production design remains just as memorable as its intense, gripping narrative. A large wooden table located at the center of the Park family's luxurious living room, which the Kim family hides beneath, after their break-in, is one of the key props visualizing the theme of socio-economic class divisions.
'Moonlight Crowns:' crowns for everyone
A golden, bejeweled crown in the old days was, of course, more than just a head adornment. It was a symbol of power, empowering the wearer to exert absolute influence over an entire kingdom and its people.
Lee Kun-hee's art trove exhibition at NMK to be livestreamed amid rising COVID-19 cases
The late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee's art trove, which recently revealed itself before the eyes of the public at the National Museum of Korea (NMK), will also be livestreamed for remote view via the Naver TV platform, Thursday at 7 p.m. (KST)
Book review: 'Modern Girl' anthology series features Korea's early modern feminists
How were women represented in the works of modern Korean literature a century ago? Do these stories have anything in common with their contemporary counterparts, which revolve around women and their struggle for equality? It's no surprise that in the early 1900s, when the Korean literary circle was heavily male-dominated, as were most other sectors of Korean society, the voic...
Park Dae-sung, master of ink-and-wash paintings with creative modern touch
One day in March, a child, seeing a 20-meter-long calligraphy work on display at ground level at Solgeo Art Museum in Gyeongju City, North Gyeongsang Province, began stepping on it, lying down and rubbing his knees against the piece. It wasn't long before damage occurred to the artwork, with some of the Chinese characters written in ink smudged and partially erased.
Lush, dreamlike greenery of DMZ lights up Seoul, Tokyo and London
Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - a 250-km-long and 4-km-wide strip dividing the two nations that has remained virtually untouched from human activity for nearly seven decades since the signing of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement - is a paradoxical landscape.
[INTERVIEW] Korean-Danish artist explores histories of diasporic subjects through lens of Jeju shamanism
For Jane Jin Kaisen, a Jeju Island-born visual artist, who was adopted to Denmark in 1980, the island is much more than just her “ancestral land,” or a place of biographical significance. “I think Jeju sits in a very special place in modern Korean history in relation to the early Cold War and division of Korea. The Jeju April 3 Uprising and following Massacre were kind of the...
NFT artworks inspired by Kansong Art Museum's cultural artifacts to be unveiled
Just two weeks ago, the Kansong Art Museum shook the art world through its unprecedented decision to put up the “Hunminjeongeum Haeryebon” - the priceless 15th-century manuscript for the Korean writing system, “Hangeul” - for sale as limited-edition NFTs (non-fungible tokens). The move has stirred up controversy over the commercialization of the country's national treasure.
Traveling exhibition 'Tutankhamun' continues streak of success in Seoul
It was November 1922, when the long-buried tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun (1341-1323 BCE), in the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile revealed itself to the world once again.
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