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Art conquers cancer: Bahraini painter spreads messages of hope, kindness and strength

Art conquers cancer: Bahraini painter spreads messages of hope, kindness and strength

By Habib Toumi Manama: Acts of charity are often associated with places of worship, religious groups and homes caring for the orphans, the elderly, the handicapped and the needy. However, for Dayana Al Shaikh, a Bahraini painter and a multiple cancer fighter, acts of charity can also be linked with art. “Art is a candid […]

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ shortlisted for Oscars’ best international film

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ shortlisted for Oscars’ best international film

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy “Parasite” was shortlisted for best international feature film at the upcoming Academy Awards, U.S. media reported Tuesday, raising hopes that it might become the first South Korean film to win an Oscar. According to the Hollywood Reporter and other entertainment news media, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences […]

Bunker de Lumières: van Gogh

Bunker de Lumières: van Gogh

Jeju: An exhibition that uses different media to explore the life of Dutch Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, as well as a few of his artist friends and contemporaries, has been opened in Jeju. In a hidden bunker in a village where the sun rises, this fortress was transformed into a gallery of light that […]

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Manama: South Korea’s Ambassador to Bahrain Hyunmo Koo has opened the sixth edition of the Korea Cinema weeks. Diplomatic, artistic and social figures attended “Extreme Job”, an action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon, the first of four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles […]

Kyrgyzstan to promote heritage internationally through UNESCO membership

Kyrgyzstan to promote heritage internationally through UNESCO membership

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan will use its election to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to disseminate internationally the heritage of Manas the Great and [internationally renowned Kyrgyz writer] Chyngyz Aitmatov, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said. Kyrgyzstan was last month elected for the first time in its history to the […]

Indonesian prominent writer Laksmi Pamuntjak launches third book

Indonesian prominent writer Laksmi Pamuntjak launches third book

Jakarta: Laksmi Pamuntjak, the first Indonesian contemporary novelist whose original work in English has been published by Penguin Random House, on Thursday launched her third novel “Fall Baby” in Jakarta. ‘Fall Baby’, presenting a multi-theme of women, visual art, history and identity, tells the story of two women – Srikandi (Siri) and Dara, one a […]

South Korean NGO sues Disney over alleged screen monopoly by ‘Frozen 2’

South Korean NGO sues Disney over alleged screen monopoly by ‘Frozen 2’

Seoul: A South Korean non-governmental organization has lodged a complaint against the Korean unit of Walt Disney Co., claiming its latest animated film, “Frozen 2,” violated the antitrust act by occupying up to 88 percent of domestic movie screens. The movie topped the box office over the weekend again, drawing about 2.15 million viewers, according […]

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Kuwait: There is the art of diplomacy. And there is the diplomacy of art. Marking 40 years of diplomatic relations, Kuwait and South Korea have held several events to celebrate the steady growth of their ties and the successful expansion of their cooperation. Art, the main beauty of mankind, in November contributed to the rich […]

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

By Habib Toumi Manama: A film festival bringing four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles will be launched next month in Manama. The free admission screenings are expected to be a big hit among Bahraini and international viewers as movies by Korea, a country […]

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

Seoul: Goo Ha-ra, a K-pop diva and member of girl band KARA, was found dead Sunday at her home, police said. An acquaintance of the 28-year-old found her dead at around 6 p.m. at her home in Seoul’s Gangnam Ward and notified the police and firefighters, the police said. The police said they are currently […]

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