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Learning from the Robot

Learning from the Robot

SEONGNAM, South Korea, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art (MOKA) is offering a special exhibit, themed Pictures and Books, for visiting children by having a moving robot follow them around to share information on different artworks in the museum.  The robot, entitled “Docent Momo,” was specially developed for [...]

Coffee Companies Tie Cultural Promotions to Their Business

Coffee Companies Tie Cultural Promotions to Their Business

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Coffee companies are engaging in cultural promotions as a way of improving their brand image with customers through hosting mini concerts and art exhibitions.  Dongsuh Food, famous for its instant coffee mix brand Maxim, recently hosted its latest classical music concert in the southwestern city of Jeonju on Nov. [...]

David LaChapelle Hosts Photography Exhibition in Seoul

David LaChapelle Hosts Photography Exhibition in Seoul

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Photographer David LaChapelle, best recognized for bringing celebrities into surrealistic photographs, is hosting a photo exhibition in Seoul four years after his last exhibit in Busan.  Titled David LaChapelle Inscape of Beauty, the exhibition will introduce some 180 of his earliest to most recent works.  LaChapelle gained recognition as [...]

KINTEX Hosts Design Korea 2016

KINTEX Hosts Design Korea 2016

GOYANG, South Korea, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s biggest design business exhibition, Design Korea 2016, kicked off Wednesday at KINTEX.  With this year’s theme of “DESIGN KOREA, Beyond Asia”, the five-day event has been categorized into exhibits, business conferences, and other design-related events taking place both at KINTEX and across the country.  The main [...]

Photographer Nick Knight Introduces Rare Works in Seoul Exhibition

Photographer Nick Knight Introduces Rare Works in Seoul Exhibition

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – British photographer Nick Knight is hosting his first Seoul exhibition at Daelim Museum, and has brought with him some photos that have never been exhibited before, including shots with his fellow skinheads from the late 1970s to early 80s.  Titled “Knick Knight: Image,” the exhibition combs through his beliefs [...]

Olafur Eliasson Exhibit Comes to Seoul

Olafur Eliasson Exhibit Comes to Seoul

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is hosting a special exhibition by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson is best recognized for his sculptures and installation art with elements such as light and water that he uses to enhance the artistic experience.  “The Parliament of Possibilities” is the theme for the [...]

Seoul Catholic Archdiocese Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Religious Persecution

Seoul Catholic Archdiocese Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Religious Persecution

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Byeongin Persecution, the Archdiocese of Seoul has arranged a special exhibit entitled “Memory & Commemoration”.  The Byeongin Persecution is among the deadliest religious persecutions in Korea’s recorded history. It took place from 1866 to 1871, during which some 8,000 Catholics including foreign missionaries [...]

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 [...]