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Modigliani, Kahlo and Botero on show

As the summer begins, Seoul welcomes exhibitions of great art masters such as Amedeo Modigliani, Frida Kahlo and Fernando Botero. These exciting shows offer a cool cultural getaway from the city’s hu...

Updated : 2015.06.30 17:18

Classical meets childhood lullabies on pianist’s new album

[Herald Interview] Inspired by his childhood memories, pianist Park Jong-hwa plays nostalgic and unforgettable traditional children’s lullabies on his new album and tour project “Nunaya.”Unveiled l...

Updated : 2015.06.29 16:27

[Herald Interview] Korean-American Broadway actor reprises role of Jesus Christ

Broadway actor Michael K. Lee has returned to Korea to reprise the role of Jesus Christ -- arguably one of the most daunting and burdensome roles to portray on stage -- in the ongoing Korean rendition...

Updated : 2015.06.25 15:59

[Herald Interview] Stitching different cultures into art

A soothing rhythmic sound is carried by a gentle wind in a wild flower field. It resembles the pleasingly relaxing sound from wooden wind chimes blowing in a breeze. The sound, in fact, comes from the...

Updated : 2015.06.24 15:52

Summer promises musical fanfare for all tastes

From world premieres to international revivals with original Broadway cast members, summertime in Korea will surely live up to the country’s growing reputation of having one of the most dynamic and b...

Updated : 2015.06.22 18:44

Korean monochrome art shines in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland – At Art Basel, the world’s biggest high-end art fair, top artworks were sold in the first hours of its VIP preview. This year, 284 leading galleries from 33 countries brought so...

Updated : 2015.06.21 10:04

A collage of tattooed body parts

A digitized collage of tattooed body parts assembled by artist Kim Joon is strikingly shocking to many viewers. Different body parts ― a torso, an ear, a leg and thigh and a finger ― are tattooed an...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:28

[Herald Interview] Broadway gurus team up to stage Mata Hari musical

Broadway director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the musical business, including composer Frank Wildhorn, to tackle the splendorous and mysterious tale ...

Updated : 2015.06.16 20:01

Veteran French designer shows his world of creativity

French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac opened his first art exhibition in Asia with a dynamic, spontaneous painting performance Thursday in Seoul. On white clothes a model was wearing at...

Updated : 2015.06.15 17:06

What constitutes good photography

David duChemin is a top-notch world photographer and author of best-selling books on photography. Four of his books, including his first and best-known “Within the Frame,” are translated into Korean...

Updated : 2015.06.10 19:11

Jo Jung-rae: We cannot, nor should we, erase our history

Renowned Korean novelist Jo Jung-rae, 72, will soon be able to regale in his tireless efforts to preserve the memory of the country’s turbulent history as his epic 12-volume novel “Arirang” has bee...

Updated : 2015.06.10 19:10

G-Dragon elevated to art?

Amid high anticipation and skeptics, a collaborative art exhibition with G-Dragon opened Tuesday at the Seoul Museum of Art, presenting some 200 artworks reflecting the world of the young K-pop idol.T...

Updated : 2015.06.09 20:38

Great Mountains music fest to return in ‘French Chic’

The upcoming Great Mountains Music Festival & School will be paying homage to all things French high art with this year’s theme: “French Chic.” The three-week-long festival will feature a number of...

Updated : 2015.06.08 18:58

[Herald Interview] Art crafted by North Korean hands

In 2008, a North Korean leaflet flew under the front door of South Korean artist Ham Kyung-ah’s home. Ham never thought she would see the propaganda leaflets on her doorstep as they were not frequent...

Updated : 2015.06.07 19:19

High culture at low cost

Tickets for a classical music concert or a ballet production in Korea can be quite expensive, particularly when they carry names of internationally renowned artists. A seat at Seoul Arts Center’s con...

Updated : 2015.06.03 19:13