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‘Old Wicked Songs’ to hit Seoul stage this month

Exposing the convoluted and dynamic relationship between mentor and mentees, Jon Marans’ 1996 Pulitzer Prize nominated dramatic musical play “Old Wicked Songs” will hit the Seoul stage starting Se...

Updated : 2016.09.06 17:07

Gwangju Biennale 2016 explores future

GWANGJU – The Gwangju Biennale, now in its 11th year, seeks to depart from the typical showcase of large-scale avant-garde art, offering instead philosophical accounts of the society we live in and ...

Updated : 2016.09.05 17:13

The exhibition of Reading Gaol: Wilde's prison opens doors

READING, United Kingdom (AFP) - Reading Gaol broke Oscar Wilde during his two-year incarceration but 120 years later, the prison is welcoming the Irish writer back -- this time through his works, in ...

Updated : 2016.09.05 13:44

Busan Biennale highlights East Asian avant-garde art movements

Busan Biennale, one of the largest celebrations of contemporary art in Korea, opened on Saturday, bringing together more than 100 artists from 22 countries in the port city of Busan. This year’s e...

Updated : 2016.09.02 16:38

Seoul Media Art Biennale explores new languages to define future

The Seoul International Media Art Biennale is looking to make a radical bet on the future, amid a deluge of disasters and crises worldwide that have cast a grim shadow over society. Taking place at ...

Updated : 2016.08.31 17:21

Performance artist explores female sensuality

Jeong Geum-hyung conducts CPR on a medical mannequin as if the male dummy were in an urgent life-or-death situation. Her body moves in the fast, yet steady, rhythm required for the life-saving action...

Updated : 2016.08.29 15:41

US judge: Renowned artist did not create disputed painting

CHICAGO (AP) -- A US judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he did not paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the piece will ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:54

Artday to hold August auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from Aug. 26-30, presenting major artworks by modern and contemporary Korean artists. The art auction will feature numerous...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:52

SIDance 2016 brings international contemporary dance to Seoul

The Korea chapter of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO will be hosting the 19th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance) from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15 in various locations throughout the city...

Updated : 2016.08.23 15:05

Banksy mural destroyed by building work

LONDON (AFP) -- A 1 million-pound ($1.3 million) mural by British street artist Banksy which mocked government surveillance has been destroyed during building works on the house on which it appeared ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:41

MMCA Gwacheon anniversary show riddled with confusion

A video entitled “Shoes/243.0 MHz” shows shoes floating on the sea off Hokkaido, Japan -- shoes that belonged to passengers of Korean Air 007, which was struck down by a Soviet fighter jet in Augus...

Updated : 2016.08.22 17:31

Korean-German play ‘Walls - Iphigenia in Exile’ comes to Asia Culture Center

Inspired by 18th century German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s take on ancient playwright Euripides’ “Iphigenia in Tauris,” “Walls - Iphigenia in Exile” will be performed at the Asia Cultu...

Updated : 2016.08.22 14:33

LA art exhibition look at dying through words, photos

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four years ago photographer Andrew George approached the medical director of a Los Angeles hospital with an unusual request: He wanted to meet and take photographs of people about ...

Updated : 2016.08.21 14:53

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Theater "Kinky Boots": The mega hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots is making is way back to Seoul once again. Based on the book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein and with music and lyrics by Tony, Emmy...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:35

[Eye] ‘Cultural Guerrilla’ Lee Yoon-taek talks evolution from poet to theater master

MIRYANG, South Gyeongsang Province -- A rebel in his own right, Lee Yoon-taek is truly one of the country’s few remaining renaissance men -- he is a veteran South Korean playwright, theater director...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:09