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2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, a global Korean pop music and culture convention, wrapped up its Los Angeles event Sunday, bringing together tens of thousands of fans of cutting-edge South Korean musicians, fashion and other Korean-related cultural content. A crowd of 80,000 gathered at the three-day KCON LA 2017 held from Friday [...]

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘The Day After’ Invited to Toronto, New York film Fests

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘The Day After’ Invited to Toronto, New York film Fests

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “The Day After” has been invited to two international film festivals, Toronto and New York, set to open next month, its local distributor said Wednesday. The 21st feature from Hong will be screened in the Masters’ section which introduces the latest from [...]

New Exhibit Contemplates Historic Importance of Traditional Fairy Tales

New Exhibit Contemplates Historic Importance of Traditional Fairy Tales

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Children’s books reflect a nation’s identity and livelihood and they, in turn, play a crucial role in nurturing and consolidating the nature of the people, wrote Bang Jeong-hwan for a local magazine in 1922. Bang (1899-1931) was a children book writer and an activist who fought for children’s rights. [...]

S. Korea’s Jecheon to Host Int’l Expo on Korean Medicine, Biotech Industry in Sept.

S. Korea’s Jecheon to Host Int’l Expo on Korean Medicine, Biotech Industry in Sept.

JECHEON, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Jecheon, central South Korea, will play host to an international exhibition focused on the Korean medicine and biotech industry in September in a bid to develop the Korean herbal medicine-based biotech industry into a future growth engine, organizers said Thursday. The upcoming World Korean Medicine-Bio Industry [...]

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 [...]