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: Kwon Mee-yoo
Wed, July 17, 2019 | 17:40
Seventeen's Dokyeom makes musical debut in 'Xcalibur'
Dokyeom, or DK of K-pop group Seventeen, will make his musical acting debut as King Arthur in the new musical "Xcalibur" at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Wednesday. "Xcalibur," produced by EMK Musical Company, is one of the highly anticipated blockbuster theatrical productions of the year here.
| 2019-06-18 17:29
Yun Hyong-keun exhibit recognized in Venice
"Dansaekhwa" (Korean monochrome painting) artist Yun Hyong-keun (1928-2007) is considered one of the masters of Korean modern art, who lived through Korea's tumultuous modern history. "Yun Hyong-keun, a Retrospective," being held at Palazzo Fortuny alongside the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, is co-presented by the National Museum of Modern and C...
New look on modern art pioneers who abandoned brushes
Korea's modern art grew up in a harsh environment as the country went through colonization by Japan in the early 20th century and political upheavals afterwards. "Rediscovery of Korean Modern Artists 1, When Brushes Are Abandoned,” a new exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) at Deoksu Palace sheds light on those who paved way for modern art i...
'Something Rotten' is in fact something delightful
Despite its worldwide popularity, musical theater is an unusual genre. Characters start singing out of nowhere after saying their lines and burst into dance breaks in the middle of songs. Broadway musical "Something Rotten!" cleverly and delightfully imagines the origin of the genre, taking audiences back to the time of William Shakespeare.
| 2019-06-14 16:52
Lee Kun-yong draws with his body
Lee Kun-yong, a trailblazer of performance art in Korea, lets his body do the talking.The 77-year-old artist took off his shoes and socks and hunkered down at Pace Seoul, where his solo exhibition “Form of Now” is on view, during a press preview on June 3. He started to move onward, marking lines with a piece of chalk in his right hand, moving it from side to side. As the art...
Universal Ballet to perform 'Swan Lake' in France
The Universal Ballet Company (UBC) will perform “Swan Lake” at the Palais des Congres in Paris, France, from June 21-23, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary. The tour is organized by Valery Colin and the production company Val Prod invited the UBC on their expense for the four performances.
| 2019-06-10 15:44
Entrepreneur-artist Ci Kim finds solace in art
Some people might think lightly of Ci Kim's dedication to art as the hobby of a millionaire, but he shows how art can be cherished and can enrich one's life in his monumental 10th exhibition “Voice of Harmony” at Arario Gallery Cheonan, opened in May.
Korean gallerists abroad bring diversity to Art Busan
BUSAN - Art Busan, the second largest art fair in Korea in terms of total sales as of 2018, successfully wrapped up its eighth edition Sunday with more international participants. A total of 164 galleries from 17 countries took part in the art fair held in BEXCO in Busan, including a few galleries operated by Koreans overseas, playing an important role in promoting Korean art...
Park Seo-bo tirelessly pours himself into art
Though now a respected figure in the Korean art world, Park Seo-bo, 88, was not always a gentle lamb in the herd. Once a rebellious artist, he is a pioneering figure of abstract art in Korea. In the early 1950s he won prizes at the National Art Exhibition of Korea, which was a major gateway for aspiring artists to debut. However in 1956, he made a statement blasting the insti...
Robert Lepage explores complexity of memory in '887'
Canadian playwright, actor and director Robert Lepage will unravel his childhood memories in his monodrama “887” at LG Arts Center in southern Seoul this week. Lepage, known for his visually compelling theatrical pieces and films, has staged “Andersen Project,” “Needles and Opium” and "The Far Side of the Moon" in Korea and received favorable reactions over the past decade.
| 2019-05-28 16:24
41 cafes caught for using unhygienic ice
Korea to restrict foreigners' visa extensions for defaulting on health insurance fees
Expensive veterinary clinic fees lead to abandonment of pets
Ex-lawmaker Chung Doo-un found dead on Seoul mountain
Farmers, fishermen fear Japan's expanding export curbs
US diplomat to discuss trade scuffle between Seoul, Tokyo
David vs. Goliath: South Chungcheong's battle against coal
Korea, Israel agree to boost ties in manufacturing, high-tech
'MBC violates anti-workplace bullying law'
When justice meets reality
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
FINA World Championships 2019
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