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Books are cultural treasures of humankind: President
Jun 21, 2013
President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of books at Seoul International Book Fair which opened on June 19.“Books make your life happy, enriched and bountiful,” ...


Korean music festival attracts Londoners
Jun 19, 2013
From pansori to classical and rock and roll music, Korean musicians will meet the British public at the London Festival of Korean Music from June 14 to 21. Also known as ...


Rising pianist using Beethoven to climb to the top
Jun 18, 2013
Kim Sunwook is on an arduous climb to the peak of the classical music scene. The wunderkind pianist on June 20 will perform the sixth of a planned eight concerts over two...


Photographer shows Korea past and present in new work
Jun 13, 2013
American travel photographer Mark Edward Harris has published a collection of photographs titled “South Korea” featuring an array of images from the country’s past and pr...


Korea’s contemporary art shown at Venice Biennale
Jun 05, 2013
The 55th Venice Biennale started a five-month-long journey on June 1. Under the theme of the biennale “The Encyclopedic Palace,” the Giardini di Castello, the venue of th...

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HJ Lim’s piano recital debut in Korea
May 30, 2013
A woman dressed in all black from head to toe strides onto the stage, and sits at the grand piano in front. Then she starts banging on the piano keys fast enough for the ...


Cultural exchange and communication served up at Korea ...
May 29, 2013
Korea and five Southeast Asian countries are gearing up to further bolster inter-Asian relations through cultural exchange and communication. The Korea Foundation (KF) ki...


Korean art communicates aestheticism in Italy
May 23, 2013
Three recent exhibitions on Korean art have captured the hearts of both critics and the public in Italy. Visitors who saw the three exhibitions were surprised to discover...


Exhibit to develop affection for Korea and Vietnam
May 16, 2013
Korea and Vietnam offer a chance to exchange knowledge about each other’s contemporary cultures through artwork. A cross-cultural exhibition, prepared by the Ministry of ...


Talented young Koreans highlighted at Smithsonian museu...
May 10, 2013
In Washington, D.C., where president Park Geun-hye is currently on a state visit, a cultural event highlighting young Korean artists took place on May 7 (Washington, D.C....