Jieun Choi
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Painting a World in Two Square Meters

Nearly half of all senior households in South Korea live under the poverty line. Hong Gu-hyeon, a 66-year-old artist who has been living in a jjokbang for over 20 years, is one of them. Those earning less than 50 percent of the median income qualify to receive government subsidies

Haeryun Kang
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An Orphan Painting: Back In the Open After 26 Years

It’s incredible how a painting slightly bigger than an A4-sized sheet of paper could aggravate so many people for so long.  26 years ago, a painting was at the center of one of South Korea’s biggest art scandals. It was part of an ambitious government-sponsored