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Victor Hugo’s play to get Korean premiere

French author Victor Hugo is best known for “Les Miserables,” a literary masterpiece that has been adapted into various forms including a film and a stage musical. What is little known here is that ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:34

Search for world’s funniest person moves to Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― An international search to find the world’s funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.The finalists were determined by online...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:32

On road to find world’s funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other. The onetime stand-up comic is, after all, the owner of t...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:26

Art and science: The creative partnership

Just by placing a fingertip on a pad, you can create your own virtual city out of the labyrinth of a fingerprint and drive through your “fingerprint city” with a joystick. The interactive work on di...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:19

[Weekender] Young, ambitious and in a gentleman’s game

If one is asked to picture a classical music conductor, it is safe to say that more often than not, the image which immediately springs to mind is that of an older male in a freshly pressed black-and-...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:39

Transforming centuries-old artistry

Kim Young-jun was a star stock manager in the 1980s and 1990s when the Korean economy was on the rise, registering strong growth. He gave financial advice on TV and radio, and also wrote two books on ...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:17

Korean artists featured in Frieze Art Fair London

LONDON ― Visitors are greeted by a variety of compelling contemporary artworks that defy the perception of an art fair as an art sales venue. Intriguing performances are held throughout the annual Fr...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:33

[Herald Interview] ‘Dansaekhwa is a miracle’

LONDON ― From a Western viewpoint, Dansaekhwa paintings may seem confusing. They don’t fit into familiar key art movements in Western art history. First created in the 1960s, Dansaekhwa paintings ma...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:31

[SUPER RICH] Self-made millionaire’s passion for art

As a collector, artist and businessman, Kim Chang-il, president of Arario Group, has for decades run his own company while following his passion for art. This year, the self-made multimillionaire open...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:04

Artists, artisans combined at Hermes

“Silence is Golden” by Oliver Beer (Fondation d’entreprise Hermes)Perfection may be what artisans seek in their craftsmanship, while uniqueness is what artists pursue in their artistic creations. A...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:30

Auction of ancient Egyptian relics averted

ST. LOUIS (AP) ― The renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York purchased a collection of 4,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts found a century ago by a British explorer, averting a plan to auction ...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:27

Artist Lee Bul returns with colossal works

Artist Lee Bul is presenting two gigantic installations in her new exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. One, titled “Civitas Solis (The City of the Sun),” occup...

Updated : 2014.10.01 20:52

‘Romeo and Juliet’ taken to new level in opera

Tragedy, absolute obsession with love and the feeling that love is worth dying for. This sums up the theme of the Korea National Opera’s upcoming production of Charles Gounod’s operatic adaptation o...

Updated : 2014.09.25 20:55

Maestro pursuing own music

After more than three illustrious decades as an orchestra conductor, maestro Chung Myung-whun is putting down his baton and making his way back to his musical roots ― the piano. Not for good, though....

Updated : 2014.09.25 20:51

Modern take on lacquer and mother-of-pearl art

Artist Kim Young-jun, known for his modern interpretations of traditional lacquer and mother-of-pearl art, is holding a solo exhibition at Hankyung Gallery in Seoul until Oct. 3. The exhibition showca...

Updated : 2014.09.23 20:40