Wolgan Misool
Wolgan Misool no.1 January 1989, MMCA Digital Library Collection

Wolgan Misool

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Wolgan Misool (Monthly Art Magazine) is an art magazine founded in January 1989 by the JoongAng Ilbo Press. Gyegan Misul, its forerunner, was originally founded in 1976 by the JoongAng Ilbo Press, and was originally a quarterly art magazine, Then when it became a monthly in 1988 it was renamed to Wolgan Misool. Emphasizing its editorial focus as “a magazine as a guide for a wide range of readers living in pursuit of beauty,” it aims to serve as a popular magazine that not only provides art focused content for art experts but also for ordinary readers. Their major works include a special series, Discussions on Korean Art History, published over two years in 23 articles, which promoted extensive art history discussions and issues ranging from ancient to modern Korean art. Through the Discovering Unbanned Artists series, the magazine attempted to shed light on artists who defected from North Korea and contributed to modern Korean art history. It also runs a publishing business that produces art-related books, an art catalogue, culture, and arts magazines for companies, and provides an artist directory on its website.
* Source: Multilingual Glossary of Korean Art by Korea Arts Management Service

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