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Van Gogh may have been ‘bi-polar’: researcher

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) -- Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh was possibly bipolar or had a borderline personality, but a combination of factors likely drove him to cut off his ear and commit suicide...

Updated : 2016.09.18 16:40

Review: ‘Aubergine’ is a rich homage to the power of food

What’s for dinner? How about a rich stew of multi-generational family communication failures, served with a tender side dish of unspoken love spiced with subtle comic seasoning? And for dessert, some...

Updated : 2016.09.13 11:24

‘Ham-ick’ play explores psychological turmoil of female Hamlet

With this year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, theater stages in Seoul have seen their fair share of tribute performances of some of the playwright’s most-beloved masterpieces...

Updated : 2016.09.13 11:21

Modern meets traditional in Gansong exhibition

A towering piece titled “Between Red” by painter Lee Se-hyun stands at the entrance of the “Old & New” exhibition at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. The striking yet detailed oil on canvas painting...

Updated : 2016.09.12 17:33

‘Daddy’ of supermodels in focus at new photo expo

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) - In the glitzy, glamorous world of high fashion, photographer Peter Lindbergh is a rarity. The clothes are almost an after-thought, and Vogue magazine once tossed a now ...

Updated : 2016.09.12 13:54

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Theater “Mr. Show”: By renowned musical director Kolleen Park, the naughty male striptease show “Mr. Show” is returning to the stage this year. The women-only variety show features strapp...

Updated : 2016.09.09 15:13

Fall art shows in full swing

A strong lineup of art shows are being offered this fall, more so than other seasons. With two big biennale events -- the Gwangju Biennale and Busan Biennale -- kicking off last week, major Korean m...

Updated : 2016.09.08 16:59

‘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