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A dark twist to a not-so-fairy tale

Hailed as one of the U.K.’s most popular and successful choreographers and directors, Matthew Bourne will premiere his critically acclaimed “gothic romance” dance reinterpretation of the classic fa...

Updated : 2016.05.24 15:25

Banksy mystery in Rome -- will the artist show up to exhibition of his work?

ROME (AFP) -- A major exhibition of Banksy’s works opens in Rome on Tuesday and, as ever with the secretive British street artist, there is mystery attached. What will he make of a project he has no...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:35

Fraud or common practice?

If a painting displayed in a gallery was not painted by the artist who signed it, what are viewers to make of it?  Such is the controversy that currently surrounds celebrity singer and painter Cho Yo...

Updated : 2016.05.23 15:25

China’s Weiwei turns Macedonia tear gas into art

ATHENS (AFP) - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has opened a new show in one of Athens’ top archaeological museums, with Macedonian police tear gas canisters as one of the main exhibits. The “Ai ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 13:53

Grandson to auction Miro paintings to help refugees

LONDON (AFP) - Some 28 works of art by the Spanish painter Joan Miro will be auctioned in London on Thursday, with the profits going towards helping refugees. The Miro sale at Christie's auction house in London is aiming to raise 50,000 euros ($56,600) for the Red Cross humanitarian organ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:46

Public art fest brings culture to back alleys of Seoul

Pil-dong, a small district filled with apartments and printing shops on the northwestern edge of Mount Namsan, is offering a variety of arts and cultural events from Thursday to Saturday.  The advert...

Updated : 2016.05.18 17:41

Kim Ki-min becomes first Korean ballerino to win top award

Kim Ki-min has become the first Korean ballerino to win the world’s most prestigious ballet award, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee of Benois de la Danse 2016 declared him the bes...

Updated : 2016.05.18 17:29

Jailed Russian artist says guards cracked rib in beating

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for setting fire to the security service headquarters in a protest, on Tuesday accused guards of beating him and cracking his rib. “As I write these lines, my knee has been injured, I have a cracked rib and intern...

Updated : 2016.05.18 16:05

[Herald Interview] Uncovering Korea's overlooked modern history

Park Chan-kyong thinks it’s a shame that most Koreans are forgetting crucial parts of their modern history -- the Korean War and the subsequent division -- and live as if such historical facts don’t...

Updated : 2016.05.17 17:55

Daegu Int’l Musical Fest celebrates 10th anniversary next month

The annual Daegu International Musical Festival, the world’s first established international musical festival, is celebrating its 10th year with more than 20 productions from Korea and abroad.  Host...

Updated : 2016.05.16 17:21

Acclaimed director Robert Wilson creates Hermes installation

NEW YORK (AP) -- Leather. Silk. Cheetahs. Stitches. Essential. Touch. Such is a snippet of spoken soundtrack for an Hermes home goods show brought to life by acclaimed theater director and visual artist Robert Wilson in an original installation mixing performances with tableware and leath...

Updated : 2016.05.16 15:02

New York spring art auctions wrap with over $1b in sales

NEW YORK (AFP) -- New York’s spring art auction season saw the market slow somewhat but not collapse, held up by buying from savvier collectors. Since the fireworks of the $2.6 billion spring 2015 s...

Updated : 2016.05.15 11:52

Police arrests alleged art forger of Lee U-fan paintings

A 66-year-old Korean man has been arrested for allegedly making copies of Korean art master Lee U-fan’s paintings, the Seoul Metropolitan Police said Friday.  The man surnamed Hyun is suspected of c...

Updated : 2016.05.13 17:30

[Herald Interview] Uijeongbu Music Theater Fest to open with tales of ‘The War’

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Chekhov International Theatre Festival unveiled in 2014 the dramatic Russian play “The War,” which pays homage to the devastation caused by c...

Updated : 2016.05.12 14:21

New art center in Seoul promotes contemporary art

A new art center dedicated to showcasing contemporary art and fostering young artists opened Thursday in Sinsa-dong, Seoul. To mark the opening, the Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, founded by Tae...

Updated : 2016.05.11 17:44