The three-day conference Climate Futures #1: Cultures, Climate Crisis and Disappearing Ecologies, held in Jakarta, a capital city severely impacted by climate change, addresses the various relationships and links to the environment, its ecologies and biodiversity. The irreducible oneness of nature and culture, human and non-human at the heart of indigenous philosophies, is increasingly at stake. Climate Futures #1 maps how the climate crisis informs our contemporary world, and how diverse cultures can adjust or adapt without losing a sense of purpose. Conceived by Professor Ute Meta Bauer, founding director and Magdalena Magiera, curator and research associate , NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. NTU CCA Singapore’s office and research centre is located at Gilman Barracks.
MMCA’s special exhibition for 2022—Paik Nam June Effect—examines the situation of Korean art in the 1990s in a new light, based on themes previously addressed by historical exhibitions organized by Nam June Paik and the MMCA, such as Nam June Paik, Video Time, Video Space (2022), and the Whitney Biennale Seoul (1993). Nam June Paik, Video Time, Video Space (1992), and the Whitney Biennale Seoul (1993) were blockbuster contemporary art exhibitions, gathering more than 100,000 spectators for the first time in Korea. Both exhibitions addressed issues of identity and hybridity of artistic media, major themes from the 1990s art. Consequently, the art scene unhesitatingly began to appropriate subculture and pop culture, thus expanding the room for subjective interpretation of visual art without limits. Paik Nam June Effect juxtaposes works by Nam June Paik reflecting such tendencies, alongside works by other Korean artists who were active during the 1990s, with the aim of recalling their histories of complex thoughts and agonies as they prepared for the next chapter of the new era.24 days ago e-flux
AdvertisementWithout changes to the EV rules, “U.S. Some groups laid out the grounds for future challenges of the United States’ EV rules as violations of trade agreements. The comment period on the EV rules ended Friday. That aggressive timeline is vexing Korean and Japanese automakers that are spending billions to build EV factories in the United States. To get the other half of the tax credit, $3,750, a vehicle must contain critical minerals from the United States or a country with which the United States has a free-trade agreement.22 days ago E&E News
Timothy S. Rich is a Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University and Director of the International Public Opinion Lab (IPOL). It is also surprisingly common to think South Koreans and Taiwanese think about their neighbors more often than they do. Poorer South Koreans see the assistance packages to North Koreans as perhaps undeserved, while more broadly North Koreans struggle to integrate into South Korean society. How do South Korean perceptions of North Korean refugees compare with perceptions of refugees from other states? Even here, South Koreans are increasingly hesitant to welcome North Koreans, again likely due to the economic strain.20 days ago E-International Relations
38 North, a body that conducts research into the reclusive country, has been collecting data from recent interviews with North Korean escapees which indicates that usage of mobile phones is now ubiquitous. The service, called Koryolink, is still in operation today with Orascom owning a 75 per cent stake in the network and the North Korean government holding the remainder. Koryolink began with basic feature phones but soon began offering smartphones to North Korean users. Today, North Korea is covered by two 3G networks, one operated by Koryolink, albeit mostly out of the hands of Orascom, plus the Kang Song network launched by the North Korean government around 2013. In interviews conducted by 38 North, North Korean escapees have said that Koryolink is now mainly used in Pyongyang, and Kang Song is used by people in other regions.15 days ago E&T Magazine