The Korea Times:
A great resource regarding Korean social/political/art-related news on the web to the general english speaking population. The “Art” resource page is a great outlet to understanding how the cultural traditions of Korea shape the artistic endeavors of local and global markets. Such headlines outline current festivities such as the “Busan Film Festival” where film artists from around the globe meet to premier their independent films ranging from horror movies to film noir. Or “Hangul Day” which celebrates the Korean alphabet and honors King Sejong; the man who was responsible for the creation of the alphabet. In order to prepare for Hangul Day, the Sejong Performing Arts center has various plans in store to set up public gallery spaces to educate and inform the tourists and locals alike; of the importance of “Hangul”. Ranging from gallery updates to tourist destinations that are enriched with Korean culture, the Korea Times is an exceptionally accurate and informative site that allows the general public to relate to current issues; artists, celebrities, festivals, cultural holidays, museum sights, and etc.
Various contemporary Korean artists are displayed on this site with in depth written explanations for their work and short biographies written about the artist’s endeavors/education/etc. Great pictures with eloquently written writing!
Gallery Hyundai Past Exhibition