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Sumi Jo's Art of Sharing
Jan 12, 2012
Sumi Jo performs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2010.Since debuting in Trieste, Italy, in 1986, Sumi Jo has become one of the most sought-after soprano...

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The transcendental power of poetry
Jan 26, 2012
One of Korean female poets, Kim Hye-soon“Poetry should not be concerned with quantity, as long as it contains a connotative and implicative nature within,” says Kim Hye-s...

Korean contemporary artists take center stage overseas
Jan 11, 2012
2012 is packed with a mix of overseas exhibits featuring Korean artists currently active on the international art scene. Lee Bul, Haegue Yang, and Minouk Lim are joined b...

Pansori: masterpiece of Korea's story-telling heritage
May 10, 2008
Seopyeonje, a film directed by Im Kwon-taek in the early 1990s, played a major role in increasing interest in pansori among modern Korean audiences. "Pansori" is a tradit...

Culture Station Seoul 284 blends old and new
Oct 24, 2011
Former Seoul Station (Historical Site No. 284), which had served as a transportation hub for the past century, was reborn as a major nexus of cultural intersections. Afte...

Corporate-funded art centers resonate with the spirit o...
May 17, 2011
Corporate-affiliated nonprofit art organizations have taken active steps to promote arts and culture in Korea, providing diverse kinds of cultural enjoyment. Two corporat...

"Please Look After Mom" finds success in Europe
Jun 17, 2011
Shin Kyung-sook meets with local fans at a reception celebrating the release of the French translation of “Please Look After Mom” at the Korean Cultural Center in Paris o...

Exhibition offers glimpse into connections between Aust...
Nov 14, 2011
(left) Christian Thompson, Gamu Mambu (Blood Song), 2010, single-channel DVD, sound, 2 minutes, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and M...

Culture Communication Forum 2011
Sep 07, 2011
The Culture Communication Forum (CCF) kicked off on September 4 and ended on September 6. Fourteen leading figures in the fields of arts and culture participated in this ...

KOCIS publishes English guidebook on Hallyu
Sep 08, 2011
To introduce modern Korean culture to overseas readers, a guidebook on Hallyu has been published earlier this month by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) ...