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South Korean gender ministry jointly host exhibition on female independence fighters

South Korean gender ministry jointly host exhibition on female independence fighters

  Gender Minister Jin Sun-mee Gender Minister Jin Sun-mee Yonhap News Agency and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family jointly launched Wednesday a special exhibition to explore the lesser known stories and lives of women who fought at the front lines or behind the scenes to regain national independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial […]

An Exhibition about the History of Iranian Media

An Exhibition about the History of Iranian Media

From March 8, the Hoo Art Gallery of Tehran presents Watching the History of Iranian Media, an exhibition that celebrates the 5th edition of the book titled The Donkey Party Newspaper. Hosted by Pune Neda, vice president of Asia Journalist Association, publisher of Shukran, and head of the Iran branch of AsiaN, the project will display […]

Amorepacific and Art

Amorepacific and Art

From February 14 to May 19, the Amorepacific Museum of Art opens its first special exhibition of modern art collection entitled Apma, Chapter One- From The Apma Collection at the Amorepacific headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul. The exhibition features the collection of the Amorepacific Museum of Art, purposefully wide-ranging in genres from painting to photography, sculpture […]

Goryeo: The Glory of Korea

Goryeo: The Glory of Korea

From December 4, 2018, to March 3, 2019, the National Museum of Art present “Goryeo: The Glory of Korea”, a comprehensive overview of art in the Goryeo Dynasty. The special exhibition brings together 450 artworks, including works on loan from 45 institutions, 11 of them in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Japan.   […]

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

This year’s DMZ International Film Festival has been in the limelight due to its rare overlapping with the inter-Korean summit that began on Tuesday.  Opening last Thursday, the film festival has screened 142 documentaries from 39 countries. Some of the films were shot in or feature topics related to North Korea.  The week-long film fest […]

Looking for needle in Gwangju Biennale’s haystack

Looking for needle in Gwangju Biennale’s haystack

Gwangju Biennale explores border issues in scattergun approach Under the theme “Imagined Borders,” derived from Benedict Anderson’s book “Imagined Communities,” the 2018 Gwangju Biennale deals with imminent issues such as refugees, migration, cold war, divisions and the digital divide. For this year’s Gwangju Biennale, 11 curators organized seven main exhibitions with some 300 works of […]

The history of Loewe

The history of Loewe

The history of Loewe began in 1846 when Juan Loewe Latte opened his leather workshop in the main district of Lobo in Madrid, Spain. By 1872, Juan Loewe started collaborating with German craftsman Enrique Roessberg Loewe and other artisans, all the while maturing his own brand. In 1945, Loewe debuted with his calfskin leather bags […]

Paper, Present

Paper, Present

Normalization of digital media brought with it the assumption that print mediums—paper—would soon become obsolete. The popularity of Kindle tablets certainly suggested this, and offline news sources often went unread as there was always the more easily accessible online version.  But for some artists, paper has become more than useful. In place of costly art […]

Where to go: Boan Yeogwan

Where to go: Boan Yeogwan

There aren’t many places that hold innocent history within its walls. But right in the heart of Seoul, in Tong-uidong, Boan Yeogwan(Inn) has for 80 years carried that kind of historical significance. In 1936, Korean poet Seo Jeong-ju frequented this inn where he met with friends such as Kim Dong-ri and Kim Dal-jin (also poets) […]

Chagall in Seoul

Chagall in Seoul

From May 28th to August 18th, the M Contemporary Museum, in Seoul, holds a special exhibition. Chagall is a project that assembles Marc Chagall’s artwork. The exhibition is divided into five different sections: Dreams, Fables, Religion, which includes Bible related artwork, War and Exodus, which combines Chagall’s famous illustrations, The Path of Poetry, a part […]

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