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Glamour UK reveals their love for Korean nail art, The Korea Times looks at the 'meaningless' works of Lee Wan, Luxuo explores Seoul's art scene, and the Russian news agency Sputnik reports on life in North Korea.

"The Korean nail art looks we've totally fallen for"

Rebecca Fearn shares Glamour UK's love for Korea's incredible nail art by showcasing some South Korean nail artist Jun Kyung Park's work. Park is the owner of Unistella Salon, and in keeping with the current minimalist zeitgeist in contemporary Korean art, she believes a big trend in 2017 is "minimalism and neon"-negative space nails and glass nails, for example. Just go see for yourself...


"Artist finds meaning in meaningless"

While contemporary Korean art is on the rise, it's the country's contemporary minimalism that is at the vanguard to this surge in popularity and global interest. This year's 2017 Venice Biennale, for example, will feature Lee Wan who "meaningless works" created in the spirit of Korea's "Dansaekhwa" movement (monochrome paintings); "This is just the trace of the exchange of labor and money", says the artist.


"Art in Seoul, Korea: Guide to exhibitions and culture in 72 hours"

Here's great guide to some of Seoul's hottest waypoints if you're looking to navigate Seoul's "vibrant contemporary art scene". In this post on Luxuo, Christina Arum Sok writes about Art Republik's weekend-long journey around Korea's capital city in search of perhaps the most exciting news aspect of the Korean wave. "Rich in culture and heritage with 5,000 years of history to boast, Seoul has so much to offer the arts lover".


"In for a Surprise: Tourists Can't Believe Life in North Korea (PHOTOS)"

Sputnik News-the Russian government-controlled news agency-speaks with a delegate of the North Korean government, Alejandro Cao de Benos from the Committee for Cultural Relations, about visiting North Korea and explores why many travellers "consider it one of the most interesting places in the world".


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