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Artist Zadie Xa on Art Night festival, sea animals and highlighting minority stories

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/artist-zadie-xa-art-night-festival-interview-a4170631.html Ben Luke – Evening Standard When I walk into a yard behind Zadie Xa’s East End studio, she’s in the middle of a fascinating process. With her husband, artist Benito Mayor Vallejo, she’s just revealed some unmistakable shapes from … Continue reading

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Inside the hidden life of Kim Jong Un

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/inside-the-hidden-life-of-kim-jong-un/2019/06/13/0aee892c-8621-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html By Krys Lee June 14 Krys Lee is the author of the novels “Drifting House” and “How I Became a North Korean.” THE GREAT SUCCESSOR The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un By Anna Fifield PublicAffairs. 308 … Continue reading

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UN Security Council Resolution 2397 on North Korea

https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8238 December 22, 2017 In response to the November 29, 2017 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch by North Korea, United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 2397 imposes strong new sanctions on North Korea’s energy, export, and import sectors with new … Continue reading

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A journey through death in Yoo Sun-hoo’s After 4: Over the Moon

http://www.seeingdance.com/after-4-15082017/ Published: August 15, 2017 A journey through death in Yoo Sun-hoo’s After 4: Over the Moon ZOO Southside, Edinburgh August 9, 2017 David Mead ★★★★ The Fringe has the lovely habit of coming up with the unexpected, shows that … Continue reading

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Mind Dramaturgy: Lee Kyung @ Edfringe 2017

http://vilearts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/mind-dramaturgy-lee-kyung-edfringe-2017.html Lee K. Dance – supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea Mind-Goblin UK Premiere Award-winning Korean choreographer Lee Kyung Eun exorcises the spirit of our confusing world in her intense and visceral solo piece Dance Base, 16 … Continue reading

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A memoir: Shin Sang-ok, Choi Eun-hee and I

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/10/180_215463.html By An Hong-kyoon My phone rang. The caller was the press officer at the Korean Embassy in Washington. “Mr. Shin Sang-ok and Ms. Choe Eun-hee are scheduled to hold a press conference. Our embassy wants you to act as … Continue reading

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Open letter to the people of Busan supporting the work of Busan International Film Festival Director Lee Yongkwan

THE ATTACKS ON BIFF Tony Rayns http://filmalert101.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/tony-rayns-writes-open-letter-to-people.html As one of BIFF’s foreign advisors, I’ve spent the past year in London watching events in Busan with mounting disbelief. My incredulity began when Busan Metropolitan City Council demanded that a documentary essay-film … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Stop Ignoring South Korean Abstract Art

Korean monochrome painting, or tansaekhwa, originated in a deep ambivalence about painting. By Barry Schwabsky http://www.thenation.com/article/its-time-to-stop-ignoring-south-korean-abstract-art/  Globalization has been the talk of the art world for years now, but the international perspective is of a shallow sort—a smorgasbord of … Continue reading

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Embeddedness essay

CONTEXTS AND TRANSFORMATIONS: KOREAN FILM AND VIDEO SINCE 1950 Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context, nor do they adhere slavishly to a script written for them by the particular intersection of social categories that … Continue reading

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Unethical Conductor and the fate of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/unethical-conductor-and-the-fate-of-seoul-philharmonic-orchestra I am Sang Soo Kim, a playwright, a producer, and culture critic living in Korea. I won the Dae Jong Award (the equivalent of a Korean Oscar) for the best screenplay in 1996.   As an artists, I pursue social … Continue reading

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