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Libraries as repositories of human culture and history, captured in photos
To photographer Lim Young-kyun, libraries have long been more than just repositories of books. In fact, these buildings have left their mark in history as a symbolic archive and birthplace of humanity's collective intellectual achievements.
'News from Nowhere' peeks into DMZ's most secluded village to ponder human conflict, isolation
The 250-km-long and 4-km-wide strip that has divided the two warring Koreas since the signing of the 1953 Armistice Agreement - better known as the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - is material and visual proof of the seemingly unending political tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Batman's family adventures launched as original webtoon series
DC Comics and Naver have released a brand new, original comic series of “Batman” on the popular digital Webtoon platform, Thursday, as part of their partnership to introduce the unique universe and characters from the global entertainment titan's intellectual property in the form of webcomics.
'Black Flower,' novel about early Korean plantation workers, published in Mexico
In April 1905, just five years before Korea fell under Japanese colonial occupation, 1,033 people from all ages and walks of life flocked to Jemulpo Harbor in present-day Incheon to climb aboard a ship en route to the land of new hopes and possibilities, called Mexico.
Hanji collage series infused with shamanism
Sacred Paper Cutting is a tradition that forms a significant part of “gut,” or Korean shamanistic rituals, performed in regions including Taean County of South Chungcheong Province and parts of Jeju Island. It involves folding the paper multiple times and cutting out particular patterns to create different shamanistic objects, which are then used to decorate the ritual site i...
[INTERVIEW] 'Nureongi:' US producer digs deep into Korea's dog meat industry with unbiased lens
It was one hot summer day in 2017 in Korea when Kevin S. Bright - a producer and director whose long list of works includes the mega-popular American TV show, “Friends” (1994-2004) - was invited for lunch at none other than a “bosintang” (which, in English, translates into a traditional soup for replenishing a weakened body with nutrients, but is more widely known as dog meat...
Mark Dion critically reimagines 'specimens of Korea' in solo exhibition
For more than three decades, American artist Mark Dion has been driven by his fascination with natural history, along with its complex relationship with human civilization and destruction, prompting him to take on a wide range of roles, including: amateur ecologist, archaeologist, naturalist and avid collector.
Gay culture meets sculpture to expand presence in Korea's art scene
Problems with body image can often become a source of insecurity. One way people dispel this lack of self-confidence is by bulking up. Choi Ha-neyl's sculpture “Bulky” achieve this interestingly through shimmering, chrome-plated muscles adorning specific body parts.
Origin story of Marvel's first Asian superhero released as Naver webtoon
The origin story of Shang-Chi, Marvel's first Asian superhero, has been published as a webcomic on Naver, Wednesday, in time for the release of the action blockbuster “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” starring Tony Leung and Simu Liu, on the same day in Korea.
Seoul International Book Fair contemplates post-pandemic life through humanities
The Seoul International Book Fair 2021, known as the largest book and publishing trade show in Korea, will kick off next week at S Factory in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, and online. The event will include 75 publishers and more than 200 authors and experts as guest speakers.
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