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Gwangju Biennale: Burn, destruct and rebuild

GWANGJU ― Gwangju Biennale square clearly represents the theme of the event’s 10th run this year. The large square in front of the exhibition hall displays two large cast-iron stoves by Sterling Rub...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:23

N. America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

TORONTO (AFP) ― A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural center will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.Bankrolled by Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, the facility will feature more than 1,000 artifacts ― including...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:16

Enjoy traditional Chuseok at Namsangol

Poster for “Five Noblemen’s Harvest Feast.” (Namsangol Hanok Village)For those wanting to enjoy a traditional Chuseok holiday feast, Namsangol Hanok Village at the foot of Mount Namsan in Seoul is ...

Updated : 2014.09.05 19:09

Art blossoms in heavily fortified area

CHEORWON, Gangwon Province ― Mount Soisan, a lowly hill just tens of meters across from a three-story building constructed by North Korea in 1946 as the Communist Party Headquarters, had a U.S. Army ...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:06

From rough granite to cute animals

Stone sculptor Han Jin-sub strikes a lump of granite with a hammer and chisel. A chunk breaks off with a spark and thud that echoes through the space for his solo exhibition. Part of his art studio ha...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:38

Korea’s top collector unveils art trove

The historic former Space group building will open again as a museum in September with an extensive exhibition of the contemporary art collection of Kim Chang-il, chairman of Arario Group. The ivy-cov...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:04

Forum exhibits Korean wrapping cloths

“Bojagi.” (The Museum of Korean Embroidery)Traditional Korean wrapping cloths, or “bojagi,” and modern interpretations of them are being showcased on Jejudo Island until Aug. 28. Artists from more...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:04

Korean minimalism on view in Beijing

“Slow, Same, Slow #2205” by Moon BeomMoon jar by Lee Ki-joKorean minimalist abstract paintings and white porcelain moon jars are on exhibit at the Korean Culture Center in Beijing, offering an insig...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:14

[Herald Interview] ‘Do everything to fulfill your passion’

The name Jamal Sims was not familiar to people in Korea until he appeared on “Dancing 9,” a dance survival show on cable channel Mnet, as a judge for the final round.But he is an established choreog...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:05

Old and new, East and West pieced together

A 12th-century celadon from the Goryeo Dynasty boasts graceful curves and a delicate jade-green color. Displayed behind the celadon, two 1995-1996 paintings in different shades of celadon green by art...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:54

Hip-hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes

BEIRUT (AP) ― In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. Moments later, they t...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:26

Gwangju Biennale marred by politics

President of Gwangju Biennale Foundation Lee Yong-woo announced Monday he would resign over controversy surrounding a political painting rejected for an anniversary exhibition of the biennale. “I am ...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:25

Art of mathematical logic

For many, the thought of solving math problems doesn’t bring positive feelings, but evokes memories of stress from agonizing over equations.An exhibition commemorating the 2014 International Congress...

Updated : 2014.08.14 20:49

Art’s influence on film, fashion, music

Art has inspired many areas of culture. Recently, designers, musicians and a filmmaker who seek inspiration from art have teamed up with artists for collaborative exhibitions. The “Phantasmagoria” e...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:27

Smartphone drawings on show

“Untitled” by Kate Barber. (DiGiFun Art Festival)Applications for smartphones and tablets have become a creative tool for users. It is easy to make art on the devices, without paper or paints. Smart...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:02