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[Herald Interview] Vulnerability of planet seen at the world’s ends

The full moon is the ruler of the night at the North Pole, casting a yellow glow on the snow-covered surface. What seems like the only moving object is a man kite-skiing through serenity. The stunning...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:12

‘Right Now Music 2015’ festival to showcase contemporary music scene

From avant-garde and modern rock to classical and traditional Korean music, Seoul’s soon-to-be launched “Right Now Music 2015” festival is looking to play catch-up to Europe and America by strength...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:52

‘Early Spring, Late Winter’ delves into life’s blossoms, pain

Set in that twilight zone-like period of the year when winter transitions to spring, “Early Spring, Late Winter” explores new realms of musical and dance theater.Vivid, hazy floral patterns float ar...

Updated : 2015.03.23 18:42

Erasing by drawing thousands of times

At first, it doesn’t seem like art befitting the white cube gallery space. The pitch-black piece of paper looks as if someone burned it until it was about to turn to ashes. Yet, the work, currently o...

Updated : 2015.03.18 18:52

Tongyeong music fest to pay tribute to Isang Yun through ‘Voyage’

This year’s Tongyeong International Music Festival will pay homage to the late composer Isang Yun in his hometown of Tongyeong through the festival’s new theme of “Voyage.”The festival will commem...

Updated : 2015.03.18 18:50

Mother-of-pearl art goes modern

Artist Kim Young-jun is holding a solo exhibition, presenting his modern interpretations of traditional lacquer and mother-of-pearl art, at the Korea Art Center in Insa-dong, Seoul. The exhibition pre...

Updated : 2015.03.16 19:21

Crazy Horse Paris to offer nude cabaret show in Seoul

Crazy Horse Paris, an internationally renowned performance house from France, will officially make its way to Seoul next month to perform its signature nude cabaret show in the country, organizers ann...

Updated : 2015.03.16 19:20

[Up & Coming] Art that makes you cringe

Up & Coming is a series of interviews with emerging artists in various fields of arts and entertainment. ― Ed.Choi Sun’s paintings make people step back and cringe. His recent work “Bloody Excremen...

Updated : 2015.03.15 19:16

Season of trouble for Seoul Philharmonic

Last season, things couldn’t have looked better for the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.The ensemble, with the world-famous Chung Myung-whun as its director, was setting the standard of orchestral music in Korea, with a long-term recording contract, unrivaled popularity at home and a rising ...

Updated : 2015.03.15 19:13

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Dance“Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness”: The Universal Ballet Korea will be staging Nacho Duato’s “Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness” as its 2015 season opener. The 1999 ba...

Updated : 2015.03.13 19:06

[Herald Review] New visuals enliven ‘Andrea Chenier’

In his first ever opera production in Asia, Italian opera mastermind Stefano Poda has revitalized the seldom-staged tale of poetry, love and betrayal, “Andrea Chenier.”Having worked on nearly 100 op...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:26

Celebrating the legacy of Bach through modern movement

In homage to the legendary German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and his countless masterpieces, the Universal Ballet Korea will be staging its upcoming production of “Multiplicity, Forms of Silence ...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:40

Yang In-mo wins Premio Paganini violin competition

Local violinist Yang In-mo, 20, has become the first Korean to ever win first place at the annual International Violin Competition Premio Paganini in Genoa, Italy. The young Kumho Asiana Cultural Foun...

Updated : 2015.03.10 19:03

Suffering, transformation and redemption

Renowned video artist Bill Viola opened his third exhibition in Seoul last week with an unusual introduction. Against a slow-motion video, he stood and read his journal dated Feb. 4, 1999, about his e...

Updated : 2015.03.10 19:03

Venice Biennale invites three rising Korean artists

Three emerging Korean artists have been invited to the upcoming main exhibition at the Venice Biennale in May, Arts Council Korea said Monday. The state arts agency said three artists ― Kim Ayoung, N...

Updated : 2015.03.09 18:58