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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Source | 2014/08/23 | | Permalink

THE TREASURES OF KANSONG

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Dongdaemun District

To Sept. 28: This is the first exhibition of the Kansong Art Museum's collection outside the museum itself. Exhibition organizers recently replaced one-fifth of the 100 artifacts on display. Among the new works on display is "A Beauty" by Joseon painter Shin Yun-bok, one of Korea's most beloved paintings that has inspired many films and television shows...More

In Leeum reorganization, concepts clash to create harmony

Source | 2014/08/23 | | Permalink

1. Choi  Jeong-hwa's "Alchemy"(2014) is installed in the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art's rotunda as part of the "Beyond and Between" show to celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary. The exhibition seeks correspondence between the past and present, East and West, and artists and viewers.

Two Goryeo Buddhist paintings known for their elegance, intricacy and rarity are now on display in a corner of the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in central Seoul. "Amitabha Triad", National Treasure No. 218, is included in the pair and is one of the most important pieces in the Leeum's collection...More

Fashion designers dogged by copycats

Source | 2014/08/23 | | Permalink

Korean fashion designers are battling against knockoffs. A leopard-print shirt worn by actress Kong Hyo-jin, left, is a product by pushBUTTON priced at 540,000 won (530 U.S. Dollar). A counterfeit costing between 30,000 won and 33,000 won launched at online and offline shopping malls just a few days after the pushBUTTON design was first seen. Provided by GT Entertainment, screen capture

In the world of fashion, knockoffs often prove how popular a fashion designer is, and Park Seung-gun, the man behind the brand pushBUTTON's zany products, is not immune to counterfeiters...More

LG going for the 3G phone market

Source | 2014/08/23 | | Permalink

LG Electronics unveiled a new lineup of 3G smartphones, the L Fino and L Bello, to target 3G markets, especially in the Middle East and South America where LTE networks have not been built.

It will introduce its newest L Series smartphones at the IFA 2014 in Berlin.

The L Fino and L Bello are alternatives to higher-priced smartphones and are suitable for teens and first-time smartphone owners in emerging 3G markets, LG said...More

Uniforms unveiled for Incheon Asian Games 2014

Source | 2014/08/23 | | Permalink

With less than a month to go before the Incheon Asian Games 2014, the uniforms to be worn by the staff and officials have recently been made public.

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held both a ceremony to introduce the uniforms and a launch ceremony for the volunteers, on August 19 at a gymnasium in Bupyeong-gu (district) in Incheon. Seven sets of uniforms, including ones for the judges, the Olympic Council of Asia and the games' organizing committee, were shown to the public...More

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