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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

NewMedia Festival opens in Seoul

An international art festival promoting alternative and independent films and artwork kicked off in Seoul last Thursday.Seoul International NewMedia Festival, a fringe festival in its 14th year, opene...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:01

Beauty in conflict, vulgarity and action

A man holds his smartphone up in the air to take a snapshot of a protest over the Sewol ferry disaster. Artist Noh Sun-tag spots him and photographs the man and another protester pressing his smartpho...

Updated : 2014.08.10 19:26

‘Hamlet’ hits Havana on global Shakespeare tour

HAVANA (AFP) ― A tour of “Hamlet” aiming to reach every country on Earth in celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday brought the legendary bard to thousands gathered in Havana, local media reported Friday.“Twelve actors from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre recreated Hamlet. .....

Updated : 2014.08.10 19:17