Bereket Alemayehu

Photo artist, social activist & writer based in Seoul, South Korea

Light Beamvertising Performance: Korean Peace Appeal

NON-VIOLENT CULTURE         The last month of April marked the third year of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula which was signed in April 2018 by the two country leaders. To…

Cosmic Concert for Global Astronomy Month 2021

MUSIC         Every year, April is a special month for aspiring astronomers and stargazers all over the world as it is Global Astronomy Month. So what does it feel like attending an online Cosmic Concert organized by…

Artist Dr. Kuhn Hong’s Exhibition in Chicago: “Ethiopian: Hands stretched out to God”

PAINTING         The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is currently hosting a solo art exhibition by Dr. Kuhn Hong entitled “Ethiopian: Hands Stretched out to God” from April 16- 27, 2021. It was so heartwarming to connect…

A call for emerging artists worldwide -the Prince Clause Seed Awards

THE ARTS         Apart from the occasional lack of creative ideas and inspirations, there are considerable limitations that hinder artists from flourishing and fully actualizing their potentials. It has been a long tradition that artists sought support…

Embroidery Painting on Canvas: exploring Byun, Hae Jung’s solo exhibition in South Korea

VISUAL ARTS/INTERVIEW         One of the most vibrant, a must-visit, places in Seoul is Insadong, an ideal area for short-term visitors to experience a little of Korea in the heart of Seoul. For me, it’s not just…

International Golden Rule Day, a worldwide virtual celebration

We celebrated Golden Rule Day virtually this year. I was part of the four-hour events, performances and messages streamed over the web to worldwide audiences last April 5, 2021. The vibes of the celebration were on air, with dancers &…

First GBA world artists workshop organized in Korea

  THE ARTS         The 1st GBA art workshop was organized for world artists based in South Korea by the International Culture, Art, Sports and Tourism committee in Global Business Alliance aka GBA, a unique non-profit business…

“A safety guide for artists”, an important tool for artists at risk

REPORT ON THE ARTS         It is a hard time coping with the crisis brought about by the global pandemic and all artists, being part of society are affected as well. On the other hand, it might…

The Myanmarese migrants’ voice in South Korea

On the day of the annual observance for the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, an important event was held in Seoul, Korea. The day was observed and celebrated on March 21, 2021, urging the Korean government…

Hibakusha- Japan’s peaceful warriors awarded a Peace Prize

The International Peace Bureau, IPB awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize to the Japanese organization HIDANKYO who launched the International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The award ceremony was…

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