1. Movie: Men in Black: International
The spinoff movie of the original Men in Black series, Men in Black: International will be released on June 12th. The Men in Black series is about the universe and the Earth where all the alien races live together. In the movie, special agents of Men in Black (MIB) are trying to solve the conflicts on earth between humans and aliens on the Earth. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray of The Fast and The Furious 8 and is written by Matt Holloway of Iron Man. Since these production crews are good at expressing humor and imagination in the films, many people are looking forward to this new film. In all of the previous series, Will Smith starred alongside Tommy LeeJones. In this upcoming movie, however, people can see new faces. The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson who teamed up in one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, Thor: Ragnarok, along with the charismatic actor, Liam Neeson. People have already been anticipating their spectacular action scenes since the trailer was released. The synopsis is about Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson going around the world to solve mysterious murders and trying to save the earth from various threats. While all the previous movies in the series were filmed in the United States (US), this movie is filmed in many different countries, such as England, Morocco, and Italy, so other world agents will appear in the movie. The MIB series always reveals secrets of the universe in the ending scene. For example, MIB 2 shows that our universe is contained in one of the alien’s cabinets. The Sungkyun Times (SKT) recommends Kingos to watch the new MIB movie and check the ending.
2. Book: The Idea of Justice – Amartya Sen
The Idea of Justice written by the economist Amartya Sen, a professor of Harvard University, was published in 2009 and translated into Korean this year. The author is an Indian economist and philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998. He is also known as the “Mother Teresa of Economics” as he tries to solve economic problems, such as economic theories on famines and poverty, with an ethical approach. In this book, Sen argues that the defined idealistic justice is unnecessary and impossible due to the reality of complicated society. Therefore, the book tries to find realistically applicable justice by comparing ideas of eminent philosophers like Bentham and Kant, and by not giving some ideas superiority over others. He claims that justice should be understood as pluralistic and as a consistent notion with social reality. Also, justice is not set in stone, but is a wide range of the idea. In this process of understanding justice, citizens will eliminate the most unsuitable injustice. The Idea of Justice provides these ideas of practical justice to citizens with clever literary metaphors and historical examples. Moreover, the book offers analytical insight and humanitarian suggestions to explore what kind of justice is really needed for mankind. Although the book may lack the integrated theory of justice, the ideas can be used as the practical standard in daily life.
3. Concert: Klimt & Music Concert The Klimt & Music
Concert will be held on June 25th at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. It might be a great chance to enjoy both music and Klimt’s artworks at the same time. Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and was well known as the “golden painter” because of The Kiss paintwork. In this concert, his representative works will be shown to the audience through the convergence of music and media art with new technology like a digital screen. The performances by accomplished pianists such as Park Jin-woo and Kim Jae-won and skillful soprano, Suk Hyun-soo, will help the audience to be immersed in the concert. The artworks by Klimt will be kindly explained by art commentator Lee Seung-min. The concert is also related to the exhibition Bunker de Lumières: Klimt, which is on display on Jeju Island until October 27th. There are seven performance programs of specific themes, like Kilmt and Nature, and Klimt and Women. Arranged music for two pianos in each program will make the concert even richer. The price of a ticket for the music concert is 33,000 won for any single seat and package ticket including Bunker de Lumières: Klimt exhibition is 40,000 won. Unlike previous art themed music concerts, the harmonization of classical music, commentary, and media art will give Kingos some new feelings and experiences.
4. Exhibition: Erik Johansson: Impossible is Possible
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Sweden, works by Swedish photographer Erik Johansson exhibits at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) in June. He is well known as a photographer and visual artist who combines different photograph to make surrealism works, and these works are different from other surrealist artists’ works. Johansson has the distinction of not creating digital elements by using Photoshop, but taking pictures of all the elements of his works. As plentiful imagination and a neat expression show the world beyond the photos, his works are evaluated at a world-class level. The exhibition consists of four sections: Childhood Dream, A Secret You Didn’t Know, Fabricated Landscape, Last Night’s Dream. These sections turn people’s imagination into realization. The variety of concepts give the audiences joyful experiences, and they can make precious memories at beautiful photo zones. The exhibition gives great inspiration to people who want to convert their imagination into reality. The exhibition takes place at the Hangaram Arts Center Museum in the SAC from June 5th to September 15th. The museum is closed on the last Monday of each month, so please check the date before the visit. Tickets for the exhibition are 12,000 won, and Kingos can get a 50% discount on the Culture Day, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month.
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