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New Law to Root Out Counterfeit Artwork in Korea

New Law to Root Out Counterfeit Artwork in Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Thursday that it will legislate a new law regarding artwork distribution in an effort to root out the distribution of counterfeit works, recover public trust in Korea’s art market, and establish a healthy trading platform for creative crafts.  The law will [...]

New Government System to Pay Artists for Their Creative Undertakings

New Government System to Pay Artists for Their Creative Undertakings

SEJONG, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Friday that it will begin a pilot project of what its calling an ‘Artist Fee System’, in an effort to ease the financial burden on artists and help them focus on their creative endeavors.  Artist fees are wages paid to artists [...]

POSCO’s Artwork Chosen as One of the Most Hated Public Sculptures in the World

POSCO’s Artwork Chosen as One of the Most Hated Public Sculptures in the World

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – POSCO is among world’s leading steel-makers. And its sculpture in front of the POSCO center in Gangnam (ugly though some say it is) represents just that—steel. But Posco’s sculpture has received a more recent spotlight on the multi-national art market website, Artnet.com, labelling it as one of “The 10 Most [...]

Weenu to Hold 2nd Art-up Festival Featuring Junk Artworks

Weenu to Hold 2nd Art-up Festival Featuring Junk Artworks

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Social enterprise “Weenu” will hold a second “Art-up Seoul Festival” for two days between September 28 and 29 at Yoido’s riverbank park. The festival features a hundred artworks created from recycled electronic parts. Last September, Weenu had kicked off the first event with a theme of toys [...]