Hoam Museum presents abstract master Kim Whanki’s retrospective

Hoam Museum of Art, a private gallery run by Samsung Foundation of Culture, said Monday it will hold a retrospective of Korean abstract master Kim Whanki (1913-74) to commemorate its reopening after a year of renovation.The private gallery in Yongin, j…

Hoam Museum of Art, a private gallery run by Samsung Foundation of Culture, said Monday it will hold a retrospective of Korean abstract master Kim Whanki (1913-74) to commemorate its reopening after a year of renovation.

The private gallery in Yongin, just south of Seoul, is set to present about 120 works of Kim, a pioneer of Korea's abstract art, in the exhibition titled "a dot, a sky_ kim whanki," from May 18 to September 10.

The exhibition showcases Kim's major paintings and rare works as well as the archival materials and objects from his collection, including pottery, painting tools, sketchbooks, letters and scrapbooks, Yonhap reported.

The museum said the upcoming exhibition will shed new light into 40 years of Kim's artistic journey, which combined Korean traditional beauty with Western painting techniques.

"His work has been routinely perceived as twofold: divided into figuration and abstraction, or into before and after allover dot painting," the museum said in a release. "Avoiding such a dichotomous simplification, and examining both changes and continuities in his oeuvre, this exhibition suggests his art as a single formative process."

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Speaker receives delegations participating in APA meetings

Speaker Ahmed bin Salman Al Musallahm received the councils delegations heads and parliament members participating in the meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly’s (APA) Committee on Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, hosted in Bahrain.T…

Speaker Ahmed bin Salman Al Musallahm received the councils delegations heads and parliament members participating in the meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly's (APA) Committee on Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, hosted in Bahrain.

The Speaker stressed the importance of strengthening Asian parliamentary cooperation, especially in investment economics sector.

Al Musallah noted that Bahrain is taking pioneering steps under the leadership His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the efforts of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

He praised the role of the parliaments of the APA in supporting the implementation of sustainable development goals, environmental issues and the Asian Climate Finance Initiative.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Tourism Minister receives BTECH Chairman

Fatima bint Jaafar Al Sairafi, the Minister of Tourism, received Tareq Fakhro, the Chairman of the Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH).Al Sairafi highlighted the ministry’s commitment to supporting various events aimed at revitalizing business…

Fatima bint Jaafar Al Sairafi, the Minister of Tourism, received Tareq Fakhro, the Chairman of the Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH).

Al Sairafi highlighted the ministry’s commitment to supporting various events aimed at revitalizing business tourism as a crucial pillar of Bahrain's Tourism Strategy 2022-2026.

She emphasized the ministry’s efforts and BTEA in promoting different aspects of the tourism industry and diversifying it to make it more attractive to both domestic and foreign investments.

She also stressed the significance of enhancing business tourism growth rates in Bahrain and increasing its contribution to the country's economic development.

The meeting discussed BTECH’s role in supporting business development related to technology and promoting entrepreneurship.

The two sides reviewed cooperation in organizing specialized, high-quality events to support common projects and goals that aim to create a significant improvement in the level of services and products offered in the tourism sector.

The minister praised the significant efforts of BTECH, especially in the ICT field, and its strategic plans focused on developing the capabilities of entrepreneurs in the technology sector.

These efforts aim to provide innovative solutions that help facilitate the provision of services and create an appropriate environment for technology companies in Bahrain to access global markets.

Fakhro emphasized the the ministry and BTEA’s efforts in developing the tourism sector in Bahrain.

He said that these efforts would have a positive impact on the national economy as a whole and create more business opportunities.

The chairman expressed BTECH’s readiness to enhance cooperation with the ministry to promote tourism commercial growth, e-commerce, and stimulating investment in Bahrain.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

The Popular Mobilization arrests 3 terrorist elements in Salah al-Din

Detachments of intelligence and information assistants of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Salah al-Din arrested 3 terrorist elements in the Shirqat district of Salah al-Din Governorate.A statement by the Popular Mobilization Authority stated that th…

Detachments of intelligence and information assistants of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Salah al-Din arrested 3 terrorist elements in the Shirqat district of Salah al-Din Governorate.

A statement by the Popular Mobilization Authority stated that this came after careful intelligence follow-up and obtaining judicial approvals in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of the Anti-Terrorism Law and in coordination with the Salah al-Din Operations Command of the Popular Mobilization Forces and the holding force.

The Intelligence and Information Assistant in the Popular Mobilization called for reporting of all defeated terrorist elements, organized crime gangs and drug trafficking through the hotline 481, indicating that the identity of the caller will remain confidential.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

An ISIS Infiltrator Killed South Of Mosul

The security forces managed to kill an infiltrated terrorist who tried to open fire on a checkpoint in Qayyarah district, south of Mosul.A source in the Nineveh police told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that “the security forces managed to kill…

The security forces managed to kill an infiltrated terrorist who tried to open fire on a checkpoint in Qayyarah district, south of Mosul.

A source in the Nineveh police told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "the security forces managed to kill an infiltrated terrorist who tried to open fire with his light weapons at a checkpoint in Qayyarah district, south of Mosul," noting that "the security forces launched a campaign to follow up and arrest infiltrators from ISIS elements south of Mosul."

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

A fire in Al-Turath College in Baghdad.. and the civil defense teams are fighting it

A fire broke out this evening at Al-Turath College in Baghdad.A brief statement from the Civil Defense stated: The civil defense teams are fighting a fire that broke out in two laboratory buildings at Al-Turath College.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

A fire broke out this evening at Al-Turath College in Baghdad.

A brief statement from the Civil Defense stated: The civil defense teams are fighting a fire that broke out in two laboratory buildings at Al-Turath College.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency