MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 2014/09/20, Source, KOREA ARTIST PRIZE 2014 MMCA Gwacheon, Gyeonggi To Nov. 9: "Korea Artist Prize" features the four candidates - Koo Donghee, Kim Shinil, Noh Suntag and Chang Jia - of the Korea Artist Prize, which is co-sponsored by the MMCA and the SBS Foundation. The museum announced that Noh was chosen as the prize winner last week. Noh presents photos of people taking photos amid street demonstrations, questioning photography's power and limitations as a tool to reflect and change society,...More
Month of biennales begins, but not without controversy 2014/08/30, Source,
Mexican photographer Alfredo De Stefano's "Red Mummy in the White Desert - Sahara" is part of the Daegu Photo Biennale
This September is being dubbed the month of biennales in Korea because four major art shows are starting. But the quality of the events in Seoul, Gwangju, Busan and Daegu will be scrutinized by art critics and the public more than ever. There is increasing concern that local governments have launched too many biennales competitively without careful consideration of quality, while two of the shows - in Gwangju and Busan - became mired in controversy during their preparation processes,...More
Crowdfunding a new direction for filmmaking 2014/04/11, Source,
In a country that prides itself on cutting-edge technology, a documentary about a shaman wasn't going to be a box-office blockbuster. "Because of the subject matter, we thought it'd be difficult to promote", said Jeon Ji-yoon, project manager at a crowdfunding website for films called Funding 21 who oversaw Park Chan-kyong's art-house film "Mansin: Ten Thousand Spirits". So imagine Park and Jeon's surprise when the film based on the life of Kim Geum-hwa, an 83-year-old exorcist, rose to the top of art-house charts last month,...More
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