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“Into The Light”: a Route From Art to Social Issues

“Into The Light”: a Route From Art to Social Issues

This is a story of art, disabilities, diplomacy, and democracy. A story in which the feeling of guilt is intertwined with the spiritual searching of a soul. An adventure that started in Gwangju, South Korea reached New York in the United States. And this was possible thanks to a partnership between Kim Geun Tae and […]

Exhibition gives new views on Chuseok ritual table

Exhibition gives new views on Chuseok ritual table

With the time-honored Chuseok holiday around the corner, there are new suggestions to update the traditional table set for the ceremony to pay tribute to ancestors.  Cultural foundation Arumjigi is holding a display of those ideas.  The display has three parts: ritual culture, ritual table and ritual cutlery.  Korean families set up ritual tables during Chuseok. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spectrosynthesis, the first LGBTQ exhibition in an art museum in Asia

Spectrosynthesis, the first LGBTQ exhibition in an art museum in Asia

2015 was a significant year in the world LGBT movement with a boldening of the “7-colored rainbow”. But that rainbow did not quite reach the Asian continent. Much of Asia was yet unwilling to accept rights of sexual minorities due to objections on the basis of religious and cultural values. And then came May 2017, […]

The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

 “Dreams are built…one brick at a time!”  The global touring exhibition The Art of the Brick, based on Nathan Sawaya’s artworks, is hosted by the Ara Art Museum in Seoul. People can visit the venue until February 4th, 2018. The American artist uses LEGO bricks to create his artwork, transforming colorful blocks into awe-inspiring creations. […]

“Salt of the Jungle” Exhibition to commemorate Korea-Vietnam diplomatic relations

“Salt of the Jungle” Exhibition to commemorate Korea-Vietnam diplomatic relations

  Salt of the Jungle Exhibition,  (open August-October) created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Korea-Vietnam diplomatic relations, is hosted by the Korea Foundation Gallery in Seoul, focusing on the perspectives of young Korean and Vietnamese artists who shared similar historical moments and experiences. Both countries faced rapid changes in the past 30 years. On […]

Bahraini artists to be showcased in London

Bahraini artists to be showcased in London

A collection of over 50 pieces from 17 artists selected under the Bahrain Art Across Border (BAAB) umbrella, will be going on display for the first time in London at the end of the month, as part of the inaugural BAAB London 2016. The highly-anticipated exhibition will kick off with a private launch reception at […]

Polish art: Enduring soul of the past

Polish art: Enduring soul of the past

Jan Matejko once said, “Art is a weapon of sorts; one ought not to separate art from the love of one’s homeland.” Though his words might seem hard to accept in our modern age, but they express the true nature of Poland’s art history. Poland went through civil wars, invasions, and the country was divided […]

Disabled painter renders hope, inspiration in exhibition

Disabled painter renders hope, inspiration in exhibition

Dennis Han, 35, a Korean-American disabled painter, opened exhibition Tuesday (Sept. 18) at the Dream Forest Art Center to continue until the end of this year (Dec. 30).  He has become famous by holding an exhibition at the UN Headquarters last April for the first time among the physically handicapped artists in the world. The […]

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