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Hip-hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes

BEIRUT (AP) ― In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. Moments later, they t...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:26

Gwangju Biennale marred by politics

President of Gwangju Biennale Foundation Lee Yong-woo announced Monday he would resign over controversy surrounding a political painting rejected for an anniversary exhibition of the biennale. “I am ...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:25

Art of mathematical logic

For many, the thought of solving math problems doesn’t bring positive feelings, but evokes memories of stress from agonizing over equations.An exhibition commemorating the 2014 International Congress...

Updated : 2014.08.14 20:49

Art’s influence on film, fashion, music

Art has inspired many areas of culture. Recently, designers, musicians and a filmmaker who seek inspiration from art have teamed up with artists for collaborative exhibitions. The “Phantasmagoria” e...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:27

Smartphone drawings on show

“Untitled” by Kate Barber. (DiGiFun Art Festival)Applications for smartphones and tablets have become a creative tool for users. It is easy to make art on the devices, without paper or paints. Smart...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:02

NewMedia Festival opens in Seoul

An international art festival promoting alternative and independent films and artwork kicked off in Seoul last Thursday.Seoul International NewMedia Festival, a fringe festival in its 14th year, opene...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:01

Beauty in conflict, vulgarity and action

A man holds his smartphone up in the air to take a snapshot of a protest over the Sewol ferry disaster. Artist Noh Sun-tag spots him and photographs the man and another protester pressing his smartpho...

Updated : 2014.08.10 19:26

‘Hamlet’ hits Havana on global Shakespeare tour

HAVANA (AFP) ― A tour of “Hamlet” aiming to reach every country on Earth in celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday brought the legendary bard to thousands gathered in Havana, local media reported Friday.“Twelve actors from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre recreated Hamlet. .....

Updated : 2014.08.10 19:17

Palmer to be Broadway’s first black Cinderella

NEW YORK (AP) ― Like many girls, actress and singer Keke Palmer grew up dreaming of meeting a prince who would whisk her away to a life of love and happiness. In her case, it’s going to happen ― ei...

Updated : 2014.08.05 19:57

Inspiration in a moon jar

The pure simplicity of moon jars from the Joseon period (1392-1910) has inspired generations of Korean artists, including pioneer of abstract art Kim Whanki. Three exhibitions this summer highlight th...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:52

National Theater unveils season repertory

The state-run National Theater of Korea introduced its repertory system in 2012. It was not an easy process. The theater company put together an entire program of performances in advance, then present...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:58

‘Dokdo has a masculine charm’

Acclaimed photographer Kim Jung-man has returned with an exhibition portraying the beauty of Dokdo, the easternmost islets of the Korean Peninsula.He is presenting 55 Dokdo photographs he took from 20...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:33

Being part of the art

Artist Oh In-hwan asked a security guard at the Samsung Museum of Art, Plateau, to become part of his art project for the museum’s then upcoming exhibition. His project was to build a personal relati...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:42

National outdoor art show to hit billboards

A display in New York’s Times Square features Chuck Close’s “Phil” (top) and Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks.” (AP-Yonhap)NEW YORK (AP) ― Famous artwork is about to hit America’s streets and publ...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:18

‘Madama Butterfly’ ballet removed from KNB 2015 lineup

After falling on harsh public and media criticism, the country’s premiere of the much-anticipated and widely publicized ballet production of “Madama Butterfly” has been removed from the Korean Nati...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:54