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[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Dance “Giselle: A Death-defying Love Story”: Universal Ballet will kick off a local tour with “Giselle” at the Chungmu Arts Hall from Aug. 12-14. “Giselle,” choreographed by Jean Coralli and Mar...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:08

Kim Soo-ja explores body, mind with clay

A huge wooden table fills an entire exhibition hall at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, overwhelming visitors with its scale. A museum employee hands visitors a lump of clay ...

Updated : 2016.07.28 14:50

Ordinary spots shed light on counterterror in new London show

LONDON (AFP) -- A haunting picture of a forest and photographs of Guantanamo Bay -- eerie locations where extraordinary rendition took place lift the veil in art form on government methods to counter terror.“Extraordinary rendition involved very ordinary places,” said artist Edmund Clark...

Updated : 2016.07.28 14:37

Dali stolen from Dutch museum ‘found after seven years’

THE HAGUE (AFP) - Two renowned paintings stolen from a Dutch museum seven years ago, one by Salvador Dali and the other by Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka, have been recovered, a specialist art detective said Wednesday.Dali's 1941 surrealist work “Adolescence” featuring the Catalan arti...

Updated : 2016.07.28 14:34

Nam June Paik in the age of social media

Nam June Paik, a pioneer of video art, is both famous and unknown to many in Korea. A query on the name “Nam June Paik” on Korean web portal Naver brings up several questions posted by young student...

Updated : 2016.07.27 14:50

‘Treasure Island’ musical arrives in time for school holidays

A young boy’s wildest dreams become a reality in the Seoul Arts Center‘s new musical play, “Treasure Island.”Based on the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson's novel by the same title, the musi...

Updated : 2016.07.27 14:35

[Herald Review] ‘Bare the Musical’: a must-tell high school love story

A star athlete, valedictorian and the most popular guy in school, Jason is the envy of every boy in school and the target of school girls’ affection. However, despite all the girls thrusting themselv...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:01

DreamWorks exhibition inspires visitors to be creative, tech savvy

The long spotted legs of the goofy giraffe from Madagascar -- Melman Mankiewicz -- stand as the gateway to the “DreamWorks Animation Special Exhibition” at Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), where children...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:26

Anyang project to explore role of public art in city

Short-lived art festivals and biennales abound in Korean cities, but the city of Anyang located 20 kilometers from the capital city of Seoul seeks to create art that can have a long-lasting impact on ...

Updated : 2016.07.19 17:10

Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi B and Crush to release collaborative single

Four Korean hip-hop groups are coming together for a collaborative summer project. Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi B, and Crush will be releasing a new single “HighfiVe” this week, announced the artistes’...

Updated : 2016.07.18 16:29

Brazil graffiti artist paints massive Olympic mural

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Perched atop a cherry picker truck several stories high, Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra sprays puffs of paint on a sprawling mural in the colors of the Olympic rings.Wi...

Updated : 2016.07.18 16:14

30 years of Korean modern photography at a glance

Photographs depicting the modern days of Korea have long served as lens for many to get a glimpse of the country’s turbulent modern history.  It has not been long since Korean modern photography beg...

Updated : 2016.07.17 18:28

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Exhibitions “Treasures from Afghanistan”: The National Museum of Korea is holding an exhibition that showcases more than 230 rare Afghan artifacts. The exhibition, started in Paris in 2006, has been...

Updated : 2016.07.15 15:30

Multimedia artist Kang Ik-joong to light up London’s River Thames with ‘Floating Dreams’

South Korean renowned artist Kang Ik-joong said Wednesday he will be exhibiting a large-scale installation art piece on the River Thames, London, in September.“Floating Dreams,” the centerpiece art ...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:59

Ai Weiwei’s refugee life jackets in Vienna palace pond

VIENNA (AFP) - Visitors to Vienna’s Belvedere Palace were confronted Wednesday with 1,005 refugees’ life jackets drifting in the baroque pond -- courtesy of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.The in...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:52