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Protest art from Kiev’s Maidan on show in Vienna

VIENNA (AFP) ― Tyres “burn” in a corner, gas masks and truncheons hang from the ceiling: as unrest rocks Ukraine, art from Kiev’s Maidan is already making its debut in a Vienna museum. The exhibit...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:54

Legacy of Korean modern art on view

The late artist Kim In-soong once asked the May Queen of Ewha Womans University to model for a portrait. The painting depicts the modern young woman sitting on a wooden chair, wearing a flower-pattern...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:25

Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

ROME (AFP) ― Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is back four decades on as the son of God in the hit musical in Rome, and hopes Pope Francis will be in the audience.The pont...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:23

Dance show ‘Soul Train’ may boogie onto Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) ― The groundbreaking song-and-dance show “Soul Train” is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatri...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:14

Matisse’s colorful cutouts go on show in London

LONDON (AP) ― A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things ― bold, colorful, exuberant. It’s also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age. The 130 works displayed at Tate Mode...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:34

ArtShow Busan to open Friday

ArtShow Busan, the port city’s largest art fair, will kick off on Friday at Bexco, showcasing more than 4,000 works of art by international artists represented by prestigious galleries.The art fair, ...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:52

[Weekender] Dancing like K-pop stars

A quick search on YouTube will bring up hundreds of videos of K-pop “cover dances.” All over the world and here in Korea, fans of K-pop are fascinated by the dance moves of idol stars and hope to im...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:30

Science and art: Unlikely partners create beauty

In this wired society, checking Facebook news feeds and Twitter updates is an hourly routine. Swipe the screen of your smartphone and you will instantly be immersed in a sea of information. Social net...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:30

Classic nude gets modern reworking

French sculptor Xavier Veilhan is holding his first exhibition in Korea, presenting life-size and miniature human figures along with architecture-inspired mobiles. His works have been exhibited in suc...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:33

What art can tell us about society

Hundreds of students take a nap with their heads down on wooden desks. There are piles of books, Coke and juice bottles on the long rows. Posted on the wall are slogans encouraging students to stay aw...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:18

Sexy variety show for women, by a woman

The 70-minute show billed as a “sexy variety show” exclusively for women left many in the audience reeling from giddiness even after the curtain had gone down.The sight of eight good-looking young m...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:00

Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for 40 years

ROME (AP) ― A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector’s home in Britain decades ago has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker’s kitchen. The worker boug...

Updated : 2014.04.03 19:57

Society portrayed in media art

Some 40 Chinese workers stride into a pond, form a line in the middle dividing it into two parts, then shortly after disperse, walking freely in the water. This odd performance is found in a scene fro...

Updated : 2014.04.03 19:57

Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings found in Italy

Two paintings worth millions of euros by the French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, stolen in London in 1970 then abandoned on a train, have been recovered in Italy.Gauguin's "Fruit on a table or small dog" and Bonnard's "Woman with two chairs," which were stolen from a family hou...

Updated : 2014.04.02 21:47

Delivering voices of Iranian women

Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat has lived most of her life outside of her home country. She left Iran to study in the U.S. at age 17 in 1974 but hasn’t gone back for nearly 16 years. On her last vi...

Updated : 2014.04.02 20:22