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Ballet Festival Korea to kick off sixth year highlighting contemporary trends

From a classical homage to Bolshoi to the modern-day high octane choreography of Nacho Duato in “Duende,” the upcoming sixth annual Ballet Festival Korea promises to be a feast for all tastes.  Rai...

Updated : 2016.05.03 14:50

Artist Eliasson plans gigantic fountain for Versailles

PARIS (AFP) -- Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, who wowed New Yorkers with his 10-story urban waterfalls and Londoners with his giant trippy sunset at Tate Modern, said Monday he wanted to “make dreams...

Updated : 2016.05.03 13:47

FBI returns to home of man linked to $500m Boston art heist

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) -- Federal authorities returned on Monday to search the Connecticut property of a reputed mobster suspecting of having knowledge about the largest art heist in U.S. history. FBI agents went to the Manchester home of Robert Gentile. It wasn’t immediately clear w...

Updated : 2016.05.03 13:42

[Herald Review] KNB combines classic with contemporary in ‘Serenade & The Rite of Spring’

The Korean National Ballet unveiled its combined performance of “Serenade & The Rite of Spring” over the weekend, showcasing a night of blissful classical ballet and unorthodox modern dance.   Whi...

Updated : 2016.05.02 14:57

Art against the system

Chinese artist Liu Wei has been at the center of controversy in the Chinese contemporary art world.   In 1999, he and fellow artists put up a radical exhibition that displayed a dead fetus on an ice...

Updated : 2016.05.02 13:42

4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner to be united

NEW YORK (AP) -- Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City. “Turner’s Whaling Pictures” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens May 10 and runs through Aug. 7 The paintings were created towar...

Updated : 2016.05.01 14:09

Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

BOSTON (AP) -- A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations. “Circle of Animals/Zo...

Updated : 2016.05.01 13:17

Pompidou Center to open first Asian branch in Seoul next year

The Pompidou Center in Paris will open an exhibition space in Seoul next year, the museum’s first outpost in Asia.  “The Centre Pompidou has been for several months in negotiations with a Korean pa...

Updated : 2016.04.28 18:04

New Paris museum for one of world's top art collections

PARIS (AFP) - One of the world's biggest private art collections, amassed by French billionaire Francois Pinault, is to be housed in a new Paris museum a stone’s throw from the Louvre, the city's mayor said Wednesday. Luxury goods mogul Pinault, who also owns the auction house Christie’...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:36

‘Rusalka’ gears up for Korean premiere

Are you willing to become a mute for the one you love? This is one of the many spellbinding love quandaries of Antonin Dvorak’s dramatic opera “Rusalka,” which is making its Korean premiere at the ...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:47

Calligrapher depicts energy of universe

Calligrapher Sakong Hong-joo is holding a solo exhibition from April 27 to May 3 at Namsan Gallery in Seoul. His 14th solo exhibition presents 23 ink-and-wash paintings with bold calligraphic strokes...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:06

[Herald Review] ‘Dead Dog in a Suitcase’ musical gives food for thought

Recognized as one of the U.K.’s most exciting and innovative touring theater companies, Kneehigh came to Korea for the first time with “Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs),” which feature...

Updated : 2016.04.25 17:43

[Herald Review] Ok Joo-hyun dazzles as seductress Mata Hari

Tackling the highly-anticipated role of the world’s most notorious female spies, Ok Joo-hyun is simply unforgettable as leading lady in the new musical, “Mata Hari at the Moulin Rouge.”  In a wor...

Updated : 2016.04.24 17:31

Global art experts to discuss Asian art in Seoul

Art experts will gather in Seoul to talk about Asian art trends at an international forum next week.  The forum, organized by Seoul-based Art Platform Asia, will feature curators, museum directors and artists who will discuss Asian art trends at the one-day event on April 29 at JCC Cultur...

Updated : 2016.04.21 14:42

Damien Hirst artworks leaked formaldehyde gas: study

LONDON (AFP) - Iconic works of art by British artist Damien Hirst involving dead animals preserved in giant tanks leaked potentially-dangerous formaldehyde gas during a show at London’s Tate Modern gallery, it emerged Wednesday. Scientists testing a new sensor for the remote detection of...

Updated : 2016.04.21 14:41