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On the Spot
: Kwon Mee-yoo
Thu, June 20, 2019 | 22:22
'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever'
American artist Alex Katz is known for his distinctive style of portraits featuring sophisticated yet daring women of all ages. The Lotte Museum of Art (LMOA) in southern Seoul presents the first solo exhibition of the 90-year-old artist, who stylizes American culture and society such as fashion, beauty and landscape, in Korea. Titled “Alex Katz: Models & Dancers,” the exhibi...
Korean dancers win ballet competitions
Two Korean dancers from Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) won first place in the Pas de Deux (dance duet) at the Youth America Grand Prix held at New York City Center from April 13 to 20.
| 2018-04-24 17:06
Iranian theatrical experiment touches Koreans
“Nassim,” a critically acclaimed play written by Iranian playwright and conscientious objector Nassim Soleimanpour, challenges the usual stage play format.
| 2018-04-23 19:47
Seoul to celebrate World Book Day
Gwanghwamun will become an open library for all those who love to read books at a two-day festival on April 22 and 23 to celebrate World Book Day.World Book and Copyright Day, also known as World Book Day, is a yearly event on April 23, organized by UNESCO. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. UNESCO designated April 2...
| 2018-04-20 18:19
Tiny island undergoes beautification project
Upon arriving at Gapa Island, about 2 kilometers south of Jeju Island, visitors are greeted by a low-built terminal that resembles the tiny and flat island, whose highest point is 20.5 meters above sea level. About 180 residents live on this island, mostly involved in the fishing industry. While Mara Island, seven kilometers south of Gapa Island, enjoys popularity for being t...
Travel & Cuisine
| 2018-04-19 19:34
Chun Kwang-young adds color to hanji assemblages
Artist Chun Kwang-young is known for his unique and labor-intensive "Aggregation" series. Like him, many artists from East Asia are inspired by antique books and use time-yellowed paper sheets to create artwork. But what makes him unique is that he’s the only one who creates three-dimensional pieces by putting triangular objects with old paper onto canvas. His latest works on...
Yang Hae-gue represents 'dispersion' of new generation
Yang Hae-gue is known as a nomadic artist. She was born in Seoul and is now based in Berlin, but such regional descriptions do not restrict this peripatetic artist. Known for adding new layers of meaning onto ordinary objects, Yang recently took part in the 21st Biennale of Sydney titled "SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement," beginning in March. She presented new...
Female abstract painter rediscovered
"Occidental art lacks a philosophical base. Therefore, in order to grasp my subjects, woman and the Earth which gives life to it, I take geometric symbols _ straight lines, triangles, squares and circles - universal signs that transcend frontiers and time," artist Rhee Seund-ja (1918-2009) said. Having studied in France, Rhee bridged the chasm of art between East and West, ba...
Korean furniture on view during Milan Design Week
Contemporary Korean furniture with traditional flair will meet international audiences at an exhibition titled “Contemporary Korean Furniture Exhibition: The simple yet not Shabby, the Splendid yet not Luxury.”The exhibit runs from April 17 to 22 at La Triennale di Milano in Milan, Italy, coinciding with Milan Design Week, one of the world's largest design events.
Everyday object becomes art
In the past, art was strictly limited to painting or sculpture. However, revolutionary artists shook up that idea in the 20th century by bringing in existing objects to the world of art. Marcel Duchamp submitted a urinal under the title of "Fountain" for the Society of Independent Artists exhibit in 1917. Pablo Picasso made a sculpture "Bull's Head" with the seat and handleba...
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