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Controversial Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s Works Tell Viewers to Embrace ‘More Life’ in Pandemic

Controversial Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s Works Tell Viewers to Embrace ‘More Life’ in Pandemic

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A solo exhibition highlighting American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) has kicked off, bringing here some of his most iconic yet controversial works that have triggered debates on art and censorship for decades. Mapplethorpe, who was active in New York City in the 1970s and 80s, is known for his [...]

Art Exhibition Sheds Light on Unsung Heroines Who Fought for Korea’s Independence

Art Exhibition Sheds Light on Unsung Heroines Who Fought for Korea’s Independence

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While Korean independence heroes, like Ahn Jung-geun, Yoon Bong-gil and Kim Gu, are widely revered and celebrated more than 100 years after the March 1 Independence Movement against Japanese colonizers, little is known about the women who fought alongside these men. As of 2019, which marked the 100th anniversary [...]

Exhibition Sheds Light on Foreign Researchers Who Studied Korean Art

Exhibition Sheds Light on Foreign Researchers Who Studied Korean Art

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — An exhibition highlighting foreign critics and historians who have explored and documented Korean art is under way at a museum in central Seoul. “Homebound Journey: Non-Korean Researchers’ Study of Korean Arts” is taking place at the Kimdaljin Art Archives and Museum in the central Seoul neighborhood of Jongno. The [...]

Jenny Holzer’s Works Hit Home at a ‘Time for Questions’

Jenny Holzer’s Works Hit Home at a ‘Time for Questions’

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — “It’s crucial to have an active fantasy life.” “Artificial desires are despoiling the earth.” “Protect me from what I want.” “Solitude is enriching.” These aphorisms and poetic texts engraved on stone benches and blinking and rolling across LED pillars hanging from the ceiling are some of American artist Jenny [...]