Stranger’s Guide: South Korea is out now!
To celebrate, today we’re featuring ways you can engage and learn more about South Korea.
Our guidebook offers a compelling portrait of this fascinating country, from its exceptionally effective response to COVID-19 to the thriving film and music industries. Additionally, you can learn about Samsung’s enormous role in national affairs, the feminist movement challenging beauty standards and hear voices from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
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K-pop isn’t just a musical genre. Korean artists often get their break in big televised talent competitions, but by the time they’re on TV, they’ve already been recruited by production companies that have spent thousands training them in song and dance, as well as curating their looks. Want a primer on K-pop sounds? Check out this Spotify playlist.
In conjunction with Google, Seoul’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art has produced some interactive exhibits, showcasing, among other things, the work of Korean artist Yoo Youngkuk whose abstract nature paintings are full of color and vitality; and trailblazer video artist Park Hyun-Ki