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National Gugak Center to launch weekly concert series

Music is nothing without its deep rich history, and in an effort to continue to keep the spirit of gugak ― traditional Korean music ― alive, the National Gugak Center will be launching a 40-week con...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:53

Korea National Opera head resigns amid ongoing outcry

Han Ye-jin, the newly appointed Korea National Opera director, offered to resign less than two months after her controversy-laden appointment for directorship caused an uproar in the opera community.“...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:50

Pondering the big questions

A huge banner reading “Shooting the Elephant/Thinking the Elephant” greets visitors to artist Yang Haegue’s solo exhibition at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Inside, however, there is nothing even r...

Updated : 2015.02.24 19:51

A sparkle from Bohemia

From the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” to the boho-chic fashion statement, references to the Czech region of Bohemia have been thrown around in a variety of different contexts throughout mo...

Updated : 2015.02.17 16:38

Hong Kwang-ho wins British musical award

Korean musical actor Hong Kwang-ho won a British musical award for his West End debut role, Thuy, in “Miss Saigon.”Hong was named Best Supporting Actor in a Musical at the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage A...

Updated : 2015.02.16 18:46

‘Discordant harmony’ of Asian art

Contemporary art has become borderless, with visual presentations coming to focus less on national identity and more on individuality. In what appears to be an attempt to go against this trend, Art So...

Updated : 2015.02.11 18:24

Foreign views of Korea in early 1900s

A woman carrying a baby on her back and balancing a huge bucket on her head must have left a strong impression on American artist Lilian May Miller, who was born in Tokyo and briefly lived in Seoul af...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:00

Art means money

A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilience in a bumpy global economy. “Le Grand Canal” by Claude Monet. ...

Updated : 2015.02.05 19:53

Monet means money: Auction nets record $280 mln total

A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilience in a bumpy global economy. "Le Grand Canal," fetched 23.7 million pounds ($35.6 million) at Sotheby's, though it didn't reach the top of its pre-sale es...

Updated : 2015.02.05 09:39

New National Opera director defends qualifications amid intense opposition

The newly appointed Korea National Opera director Han Ye-jin has assumed office under heavy fire, with her appointment being opposed by the opera community following allegations that the 44-year-old f...

Updated : 2015.02.03 18:59

Exhibit highlights actions that create art

Artist Jeong Ki-hoon spent eight hours a day from 9 to 5 like any other office worker, sitting at a desk doing an assigned job ― he repeatedly ground nails until they were too short to use; broke soj...

Updated : 2015.02.02 20:17

Keeping your car as a life companion

Kim Young-gyui had spent nearly 16 hours a day in a car for the past 30 years. The 66-year-old veteran taxi driver rode about 750,000 kilometers, more than twice the distance an average car travels in...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:13

Art embraces science in new British play ‘Oppenheimer’

LONDON (AP) ― Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it’s good timing for the Royal Shakespear...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:22

Satellite man

On April 19, 2013, a satellite was launched into space at Baikonur Cosmodrome, the international space launch site in Kazakhstan. The event went mostly unnoticed by the media, but the take-off was cel...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:55

Anne Hathaway to star in N.Y. drone play

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying U.S. drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer.The Public Theater in Manhattan’s trendy East Village said the production of “Grounded” would ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:08