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Nam June Paik in the age of social media

Nam June Paik, a pioneer of video art, is both famous and unknown to many in Korea. A query on the name “Nam June Paik” on Korean web portal Naver brings up several questions posted by young student...

Updated : 2016.07.27 14:50

‘Treasure Island’ musical arrives in time for school holidays

A young boy’s wildest dreams become a reality in the Seoul Arts Center‘s new musical play, “Treasure Island.”Based on the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson's novel by the same title, the musi...

Updated : 2016.07.27 14:35

[Herald Review] ‘Bare the Musical’: a must-tell high school love story

A star athlete, valedictorian and the most popular guy in school, Jason is the envy of every boy in school and the target of school girls’ affection. However, despite all the girls thrusting themselv...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:01

DreamWorks exhibition inspires visitors to be creative, tech savvy

The long spotted legs of the goofy giraffe from Madagascar -- Melman Mankiewicz -- stand as the gateway to the “DreamWorks Animation Special Exhibition” at Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), where children...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:26

Anyang project to explore role of public art in city

Short-lived art festivals and biennales abound in Korean cities, but the city of Anyang located 20 kilometers from the capital city of Seoul seeks to create art that can have a long-lasting impact on ...

Updated : 2016.07.19 17:10

Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi B and Crush to release collaborative single

Four Korean hip-hop groups are coming together for a collaborative summer project. Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi B, and Crush will be releasing a new single “HighfiVe” this week, announced the artistes’...

Updated : 2016.07.18 16:29

Brazil graffiti artist paints massive Olympic mural

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Perched atop a cherry picker truck several stories high, Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra sprays puffs of paint on a sprawling mural in the colors of the Olympic rings.Wi...

Updated : 2016.07.18 16:14

30 years of Korean modern photography at a glance

Photographs depicting the modern days of Korea have long served as lens for many to get a glimpse of the country’s turbulent modern history.  It has not been long since Korean modern photography beg...

Updated : 2016.07.17 18:28

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Exhibitions “Treasures from Afghanistan”: The National Museum of Korea is holding an exhibition that showcases more than 230 rare Afghan artifacts. The exhibition, started in Paris in 2006, has been...

Updated : 2016.07.15 15:30

Multimedia artist Kang Ik-joong to light up London’s River Thames with ‘Floating Dreams’

South Korean renowned artist Kang Ik-joong said Wednesday he will be exhibiting a large-scale installation art piece on the River Thames, London, in September.“Floating Dreams,” the centerpiece art ...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:59

Ai Weiwei’s refugee life jackets in Vienna palace pond

VIENNA (AFP) - Visitors to Vienna’s Belvedere Palace were confronted Wednesday with 1,005 refugees’ life jackets drifting in the baroque pond -- courtesy of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.The in...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:52

Seoul to play host to Asia-Pacific int’l dance fest

For the first time in more than two decades, Seoul will be playing host to the upcoming World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific International Dance Festival & Conference from July 21 to 24.The annual festiv...

Updated : 2016.07.12 15:36

Plastic Art Seoul to highlight Korean sculptures and installations

The Plastic Art Seoul 2016, Korea‘s first art fair devoted to sculptures and installations, will open next week in Seoul.The art fair will bring together more than 4,000 pieces of plastic art by some...

Updated : 2016.07.12 13:15

Exhibitions offer glimpse of two very different lives of Joseon

Two exhibitions in Seoul are offering a rare glimpse into the lives of different social classes in the Joseon era.Seoul Arts Center’s Calligraphy Museum has brought together a rare collection of stil...

Updated : 2016.07.11 16:19

Thousands strip and paint themselves blue for U.K. art event

LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of people have stripped naked and painted themselves in four shades of blue to celebrate the English city of Hull’s relationship with the sea. Hull City Council says some 3,2...

Updated : 2016.07.10 11:52