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Mega-hit Mobile Game ‘Yin Yang-sha’ to Land in S. Korea

Mega-hit Mobile Game ‘Yin Yang-sha’ to Land in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Games Corp., a game company under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger KakaoTalk, unveiled the highly anticipated mobile game “Onmyoji for kakao” on Tuesday, with the official launch date set for August. The Korean version of the role-playing game — with over 200 million downloads [...]

S. Korean Firms Celebrate Power Plant Completion in Chile

S. Korean Firms Celebrate Power Plant Completion in Chile

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean consortium has held a ceremony to mark the completion of a gas-fired combined cycle plant in Antofagasta, Chile, that will supply electricity to BHP Billiton Ltd.’s copper mine. Samsung Engineering Co., a construction unit of Samsung Group, celebrated the opening of the 517 megawatt plant Friday [...]

Exhibition at Railway-station-turned-art-space: Keep or Lose Track of Time

Exhibition at Railway-station-turned-art-space: Keep or Lose Track of Time

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A time-themed exhibition can’t be opening at a better place than at Culture Station Seoul 284, a former railway station built in 1929. Before it was transformed into a cultural space in August 2011, the modern architecture was seen as a symbol that lived through the country’s dynamic economic [...]

Korean Authors to Attend Overseas Literature Events

Korean Authors to Attend Overseas Literature Events

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular Korean authors will get to meet readers and translators in overseas literature events, the Literature Translation Institute of Korea said Tuesday. Novelists Hwang Sok-yong will attend the Turin International Book Fair in Italy from May 18-22. His book, including “Mr. Han’s Chronicle” and “Princess Bari,” have been translated [...]

Samsung Elec to Exhibit Lifestyle TV Mimicking Art at Venice Biennale

Samsung Elec to Exhibit Lifestyle TV Mimicking Art at Venice Biennale

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics will exhibit its lifestyle TV “The Frame” at the 57th Venice Biennale opening this weekend in Italy, the tech firm said Wednesday. “The Frame” copies art with a bezel that looks like picture frames, a design concept targeting European consumers who work television sets into home decor. [...]

Aesthetic and Scientific Aspects of Korean Alphabet on Display in L.A

Aesthetic and Scientific Aspects of Korean Alphabet on Display in L.A

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A special exhibition dedicated to the Korean alphabet, hangeul, will open in Los Angeles to mark the 620th anniversary of its creator King Sejong’s birth, the National Hangeul Museum said Tuesday. “Sounds x Hangeul, Variation of the Korean Alphabet” will run from May 10-June 2 at the Korean Cultural [...]

Ancient Buddhist Art Exhibit Opens at Chinese Cultural Center in Seoul

Ancient Buddhist Art Exhibit Opens at Chinese Cultural Center in Seoul

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Chinese Cultural Center in Seoul opened an exhibition Monday to shed light on ancient cultural exchanges through the Silk Road and sophisticated Buddhist art that flourished along the trade route linking Asia and Europe. “The Silk Road: Reflection of Mutual Learning — Dunhuang Art Archive Exhibit” showcased some [...]

Undervalued Korean Folk Painting Style to be Highlighted at Art Fair

Undervalued Korean Folk Painting Style to be Highlighted at Art Fair

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean folk painting “Minhwa” has never been given due attention. That there is no proper market for the traditional genre and few paintings are publicly traded in an increasingly popular and active art auction speaks volumes. Despite a generally cold reception in the country’s high art scene, a rising [...]

tvN Doubles Down on Time-slip Genre with ‘Chicago Typewriter’

tvN Doubles Down on Time-slip Genre with ‘Chicago Typewriter’

SEOUL, Apr. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s TV dramas have seen a glut of time-slip works in recent years, with varying degrees of success. Series such as “My Love from the Star” and “Guardian” have enjoyed enormous success, while ambitious, high-budget series “Saimdang” is still struggling to make an impact. On the heels of [...]