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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....


Celebrate May and spring with classical music
May 09, 2013
This month will be filled with classical music and harmony as two major music festivals are on their way. The Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) and the Seoul Spri...


Seoul Arts Center abounds with K-classics
Feb 21, 2013
World-class Korean musicians will take turns performing for the 25th anniversary program of the Seoul Arts Center, titled “Korean World Star Series.” The first performanc...


Beauty of Hangeul as art form explored in exhibition
Feb 07, 2013
Over five centuries have passed since Hangeul was created, but only in the last few years have artists from various fields started exploring its potential as a motif for ...


Performance art on parade at Culture Station Seoul 284
Dec 05, 2012
Since opening in April earlier this year, Culture Station Seoul 284 has been gaining prominence as one of Seoul’s most dynamic new spaces for artistic innovation and expe...


Korean soprano Jo Ji-yung lights up Montreal
Dec 03, 2012
South Korean soprano Jo Ji-yung won the grand prize Laureate at the 19th Gala des Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques held in Montreal, Canada on November 25. Jo received the ho...


Spotlight on Korea’s classical musicians
Nov 28, 2012
Last May, a documentary produced by Belgian public broadcasting organization Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) shed new light on the swift rise of Korean classica...


“Piano poet” Kun-woo Paik enchants in Mexico
Oct 30, 2012
Mexico's largest daily newspaper El Universal proclaimed the creative brilliance of Korean pianist Kun-woo Paik on October 20 in an article entitled “Paik’s genius leaves...


Korean poems translated into Arabic
Oct 08, 2012
“I believe that there is no one home for a piece of art. Every great poet is a poet for all mankind, not just for his nation.” For Mahmoud Abdul Ghaffar, a scholar from E...