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Venice features emerging Korean artists

The 56th Venice Biennale will begin its seven-month run next month, bringing some of the world’s greatest artists and emerging names to the floating city. More than ever before, this year’s biennale...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:40

[Herald Interview] Exploring humanity through raw, nude ‘Tragedie’

Devoid of clothing, bare, au naturel ― this seems to be the sole cloud hovering in everyone’s mind following French director and choreography Olivier Dubois’ latest contemporary dance production, “...

Updated : 2015.04.12 18:48

Korean abstract art, past and present

When 27-year-old young art dealer Park Myeong-ja opened her gallery in April 1970, the first response she received from people was how fast she would give up and close the shop. It was a time when eve...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:53

Ritual dance gets modernist flourish

In today’s rapidly modernizing society, the art of revamping traditional customs to appeal to the artistic masses is becoming a rare find. In an effort to fuse Korean ancestral ritual practices with the youthful vibrancy of contemporary dance, the National Theater of Korea is staging “Ce...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:50

Kim Jun-su to star in musical ‘Death Note’

Singer-actor Kim Jun-su, also known as Xia Jun-su, will star in the Korean production of musical “Death Note” in June, alongside acclaimed musical actor Hong Kwang-ho. Kim, a member of JYJ and crowd...

Updated : 2015.04.06 18:42

Celebrating 20 years of modern ballet

The pensively fragile and emotionally shattered Giselle fumbles across the stage after learning that the man she had fallen hopelessly in love with was not the man she thought, resulting in her dying ...

Updated : 2015.04.03 19:42

Mozart opera to get Korean premiere

With its Turkish harem motif and timeless tale of love, Mozart’s opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio” was set out to be a crowd pleaser. Ever since its premiere, the fantastic tale of love and c...

Updated : 2015.04.02 19:33

Picasso painting tipped for record sale unveiled in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AFP) - Picasso masterpiece "Les Femmes d'Alger" went on show for the first time in Hong Kong Wednesday ahead of an auction where it is tipped to smash the world record price for a painting.The 1955 piece depicts women in a harem and is the final work in a 15-painting series whic...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:18

Los Angeles museum to showcase Korean art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest museum in the western United States, will present broad surveys of Korean art for the next 10 years under the longest corporate sponsorship the museum...

Updated : 2015.04.01 19:54

[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