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Inspiration in a moon jar

The pure simplicity of moon jars from the Joseon period (1392-1910) has inspired generations of Korean artists, including pioneer of abstract art Kim Whanki. Three exhibitions this summer highlight th...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:52

National Theater unveils season repertory

The state-run National Theater of Korea introduced its repertory system in 2012. It was not an easy process. The theater company put together an entire program of performances in advance, then present...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:58

‘Dokdo has a masculine charm’

Acclaimed photographer Kim Jung-man has returned with an exhibition portraying the beauty of Dokdo, the easternmost islets of the Korean Peninsula.He is presenting 55 Dokdo photographs he took from 20...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:33

Being part of the art

Artist Oh In-hwan asked a security guard at the Samsung Museum of Art, Plateau, to become part of his art project for the museum’s then upcoming exhibition. His project was to build a personal relati...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:42

National outdoor art show to hit billboards

A display in New York’s Times Square features Chuck Close’s “Phil” (top) and Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks.” (AP-Yonhap)NEW YORK (AP) ― Famous artwork is about to hit America’s streets and publ...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:18

‘Madama Butterfly’ ballet removed from KNB 2015 lineup

After falling on harsh public and media criticism, the country’s premiere of the much-anticipated and widely publicized ballet production of “Madama Butterfly” has been removed from the Korean Nati...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:54

A reunion of time, space and movement

More than 30 years have passed since first-generation dancers Lee Jung-hee, Nam Jung-ho and Ahn Shin-hee performed the then post-modern interpretive dance production of “Love of Space” for the Korea...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:38

Kim Ku-lim: ‘Trying new things is my job’

Artist Kim Ku-lim has been at the forefront of contemporary art in Korea. He has taken on unprecedented, experimental artistic practices in the conservative world of Korean art. He is the first to hav...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:37

‘The Man the Sea Saw,’ a one-man physical theater show for families

Theater playwright and performer Wolfe Bowart has dedicated his life to engaging audiences of all ages and nationalities through thought-provoking, physical comedy. Bowart admitted that he was always ...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:36

Nam June Paik: ‘George Orwell was half right’

On Jan. 1, 1984, Nam June Paik celebrated New Year’s Day with a transcontinental live broadcast that began with the greeting “Good Morning Mr. Orwell.” It spanned New York, Paris, Berlin and Seoul,...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:01

[Weekender] Calendar

Dance“Sleeping Beauty on Ice”: The ice ballet rendition of Sleeping Beauty has captivated audiences for decades since its premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 1967, the Saint-Petersburg St...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:38

Australian contemporary art in spotlight

The undiscovered aspects of contemporary Australian art will be on view in Seoul this summer, highlighted in three exhibitions featuring media art, photographs and a mix of diverse media. Australia is...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:27

Seoul’s ‘creative spaces’ integrate arts into urban landscape

A decade ago, the underground section of the Jungang Traditional Market in Sindang-dong, Seoul, was a place without a future. As merchants left the area one by one, what was once the site of flourishi...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:50

[Herald Review] ‘Priscilla,’ much more than just a gay show

In Korea, where homosexuality is taboo, musical fans, mostly women in their 20s and 30s, have displayed much interest in queer themes. An indication of this, many imported queer musicals have had succ...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:45

JYJ to hold annual festival

Popular K-pop boy band JYJ will open a massive annual festival in Seoul late this month for its local and Japanese fan clubs, the group’s management agency said Wednesday.The trio has held the “JYJ Membership Week” expo annually in the capital city for free since 2012 to better communic...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:39