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[Eye] ‘Art is necessary in the process of becoming a citizen’

At the Deoksugung branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, an exhibition of Egyptian surrealist art is underway in the west wing that was added to Seokjojeon, the country’...

Updated : 2017.05.19 11:18

‘Art circus’ La Verita to be performed in Seoul this weekend

The circus is in town. But instead of lions jumping through flames and brightly-dressed clowns, “La Verita” will seek to portray the spirit and life of surreal artist Salvador Dali through a mixture...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:16

Kim Whan-ki's painting breaks Korean auction record at 6.55 bln won

A painting by Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki has been sold for 6.55 billion won ($5.74 million) on Wednesday, making it the most expensive South Korean artwork ever sold.At an auction held in Seou...

Updated : 2017.04.13 09:38

80 years on, Picasso’s anti-war ‘Guernica’ still resonates

MADRID (AFP) - Close to 80 years ago, Picasso painted “Guernica” in a Paris attic, a haunting work of art that has become a universal howl against the ravages of war, from 1937 Spain to 2017 Syria.T...

Updated : 2017.04.03 15:37

From Tokyo to USA: Kusama’s eternal love of polka dots

She has two major exhibitions opening simultaneously in Japan and the United States at the venerable age of 87 -- but Yayoi Kusama is nowhere near her last hurrah.Living and creating are inseparable f...

Updated : 2017.02.28 18:00

Jerusalem art show turns ‘home’ inside out

A giant kitchen grater with menacing blades, an ironing board festooned with penises and Marcel Duchamp‘s repurposed urinal greet visitors to the Israel Museum’s new show “No Place Like Home.”The ...

Updated : 2017.02.27 14:26

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have sai...

Updated : 2017.02.26 11:15

Chun Kyung-ja's controversial painting to go on public display

A national art museum said Saturday it has decided to put on public display renowned painter Chun Kyung-ja's work that her bereaved family alleges is a fake.This, if realized, would mark the first tim...

Updated : 2017.02.25 12:39

French artist is entombed in rock for a week

A French artist was entombed Wednesday inside a 12-metric ton boulder for a week, saying, “I think I can take it.”With the world‘s press looking on, the two halves of the limestone rock were closed...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:25

Burkina architect Kere honoured with UK pavilion project

Burkina Faso’s Diebedo Francis Kere will be the first African architect to design a temporary pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, a prestigious assignment given to a world-famous architect every year.Ke...

Updated : 2017.02.22 14:58

Huge art show questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

A new blockbuster Vermeer exhibition which opens Wednesday aims to smash the myth that the Dutch master was a solitary genius who worked alone at home cut off from the world.The Louvre in Paris has ga...

Updated : 2017.02.22 14:55

NY's Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art

“This offers you amazing moments,” said participant Oliver Ryan, who runs a New York corporate wellness company. “We did our first stretch, and there in the vast gallery was Perseus holding the hea...

Updated : 2017.02.20 13:38

Cuban graffiti artist makes his mark in Havana

The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear randomly on walls around Havana three years ago. The first ones were large abstract renderings of rabbits, the...

Updated : 2017.02.15 13:31

‘Renaissance man’ Tillmans show blends politics and art

Fake news, Brexit and genitals: a Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition opening at the Tate Modern on Wednesday is an eclectic show that the edgy German artist says is as much about poetry and art as politics....

Updated : 2017.02.15 13:23

Museum to feature artist’s take on stolen Gardner works

A Massachusetts art museum is offering visitors a unique glimpse of the 13 masterpieces stolen more than a quarter century ago from the Gardner Museum in Boston.The exhibit opening Tuesday at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst is the work of San Francisco-based artist Kota Ezawa. According to ...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:49