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Sculptures born out of respect for nature

For artist David Nash, trees are more than sources of material for his sculptures. They represent the life cycle of living beings and have certain characteristics and traits, just like humans. “Trees...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:34

African art show explores class, race, migration

“Crash Wily” by Yinka Shonibare. (Tiroche DeLeon Collection)A wide range of contemporary African art is being showcased for the first time in Korea. The Seoul Museum of Art has brought together fore...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:36

New York’s Apollo channels Duke Ellington for holidays

NEW YORK (AFP) ― A half century after Duke Ellington transformed “The Nutcracker” into a jazz suite, New York’s Apollo Theater has channeled him in a production that reaches into opera and tap-dancing.The Apollo, the legendary Harlem venue where a who’s who of musical greats including...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:32

[Herald Interview] Behind magic moments of ‘Once’

Kim Mun-jeong can’t forget the day when the set, props and lights all came together onstage for the Korean production of the musical “Once.” The set was a rustic Irish pub, with walls covered with ...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:50

Atari’s ‘E.T.’ game joins Smithsonian collection

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) ― One of the “E.T.” Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history colle...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:45

Comic works sell for 1.89m euros

BRUSSELS (AFP) ― A rare 1939 comic drawing from the adventures of boy hero Tintin sold for 539,880 euros ($673,500) during auctions staged simultaneously in Brussels and Paris on Sunday.The sketch by Herge was among scores of French and Belgian comic works that fetched a total of 1.89 mil...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:30

[Herald Review] ‘Kinky Boots,’ if your spirit needs lifting

Seoul’s performing arts scene in December is chock-full of timeless classics and feel-good shows to lure theater goers as well as novices who want to celebrate the end of the year with some cultural ...

Updated : 2014.12.10 20:57

Artist in a turbulent time

Artist Po Kim was a victim of political upheavals in Korea. He was accused of being a communist and tortured by the South Korean authorities in 1950, right after he returned from a drawing trip with h...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:03

Is Mona Lisa Chinese? Italian’s theory raises eyebrows

BEIJING (AFP) ― An Italian historian’s theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci’s mother ― making the 15th-century polymath half-Chinese ― sent online commentators int...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:02

Barenboim bids La Scala farewell with ‘Fidelio’

MILAN (AP) ― Daniel Barenboim emerged triumphant from his last gala season opener as music director of La Scala on Sunday, bringing the entire orchestra onstage to bask in a standing ovation. “I am ...

Updated : 2014.12.08 20:56

Paving the way for artists

On display in the private office of Lee Hyun-sook on the top floor of her gallery in Seoul are items from some of the most significant contemporary exhibitions in Korea over the last couple of years. ...

Updated : 2014.12.05 21:30

Yeongdeungpo Common Center: Unlikely place to exhibit art

The area around Yeongdeungpo Station is an odd mix of old and new. The main street is lined with major department stores and shops. But just behind the street stretches an overlooked side of Seoul. On...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:28

Stars of Broadway’s ‘Doctor Zhivago’ revealed

NEW YORK (AP) ― The upcoming Broadway musical “Doctor Zhivago” will star a Broadway newbie, two Broadway veterans who were in “Jesus Christ Superstar” together and an actress from “Wicked” who ...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:07

Nostalgia-infused brushstrokes

The Korean woman in a traditional white dress with delicately pulled-back hair is seen through a long ramie veil with ripples created by wooden sticks. Viewers can’t get a firm grasp of the mysteriou...

Updated : 2014.12.01 20:37

Fans go wild over ‘Star Wars’ teaser

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at “Star Wars:...

Updated : 2014.11.30 20:38