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[HanCinema's Digest] Photography and Art


Catch a slick subway snap from Korea from NatGeo's photography contest, Lisa Park is using brainwaves to manipulate water in her "Beautiful Thinking" exhibition, a Korean sculpture plans to donate two giant works to Ecuador as a gesture of solidarity, and the diversity of Korean art features in New York.

"Cities Are Stunning in NatGeo's Travel Photography Contest"

Find out which photograph from South Korea was featured at NatGeo's Travel Photography Contest 2016. There are some seriously stunning snaps here, so enjoy!


"Artist uses Brainwaves to Manipulate Water"

Wow, okay, we all know that South Korea is one of the world's leaders when it comes to technology, and now one artist, Lisa Park, is using brainwaves (yes, that's right) to manipulate water in her "Beautiful Thinking" exhibition: "Linked up to an EEG Brainwave detecting sensor which detects the brainwaves she is putting out in real time, and then broadcasts them as sound, she creates rippling movements in the different pools resulting in her unique art. In this way she makes an audio-visual representation of herself and her emotional state".


"South Korean sculptor to donate work to cheer up quake-hit Ecuador"

Yoo Young-ho has said that his sculptures "The Greeting Man" and "The Mirror Man" will be erected in Ecuador to "encourage and soothe people affected by recent earthquake". It's a gentle gesture made in the wake of the earthquake that hit the country mid-April that claimed around 600 lives: "I hope the Ecuadorian people, who have been hit by the devastating earthquake, will find solace for a moment in the sculpture bowing in a humble manner".


"Diversity of Korean art at Frieze New York"

The fifth edition of the Frieze art fair featured works that reflect the "dynamic sociopolitical landscape of Korea". Over 40,000 artlovers attended the event, yet another sign that the world is truly fascinated with South Korea and its incredible wealth of talent and vision. "The fair also served as a platform for young galleries around the world to promote their artists and as a unique and entertaining art space for visitors through a variety of curated programs".


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