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Drawing the future with Dongguri
Jul 26, 2012
Kwon Ki-soo is grinning, surrounded by Dongguri in various poses.Kwon Ki-soo majored in Oriental painting. He drew with meok (Korean traditional black ink) and created ha...


Sports meet art: Korea Sports Art 2012 arrives in Londo...
Jul 25, 2012
As the torch relay continues its journey around the British capital, Korean visual artists have gathered together for Korea Sports Art 2012, a group exhibit in celebratio...


Nam June Paik nostalgia: inventor of video art in retro...
Jul 17, 2012
A series of special exhibitions shedding new light on the late Nam June Paik (Paik Nam June, 1932-2006) are opening this month, marking the 80th anniversary of the birth ...


Hanji metamorphoses lure New Yorkers
Jul 11, 2012
Recently, the metropolitan area of New York has been turned into the venue for a special multi-exposition dedicated to promoting Hanji, a traditional Korean mulberry pape...

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London embraces Korean wave
Jun 26, 2012
Marking the 30-day countdown to the London Olympics 2012, supporters of Korea gathered on June 26 to take part in an outdoor campaign to publicize “All Eyes on Korea,” th...


Book lovers gather in Seoul for SIBF
Jun 26, 2012
The Seoul International Book Fair 2012, the largest event of its kind in Korea, took place at COEX from June 20 to 24. With 2012 designated as Korea’s National Year of Re...


Korea’s poets: voices in translation
Jun 17, 2012
“I must have been chased by all the wind in the world and gotten wrecked / inside this body / My arms and legs dissolve in all directions / my head feels hazy.” Words in ...


Korean modern arts and culture rediscovered
Jun 08, 2012
A series of exhibitions shedding light on the arts and culture of Korea’s modern era kicked off late May at two of Seoul’s most-frequented museums, revealing how Korean a...


Korean music mystery revealed
May 30, 2012
(left) Pianist Son Yeol-eum won second prize at the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2011; (right) Queen Fabiola of Belgium congratulates Soprano Hong H...


Home within home, Do-ho Suh
May 26, 2012
Do Ho Suh is widely considered Korea’s most representative contemporary artist after Nam June Paik (1932-2006) and U-Fan Lee (1936-present). He leads a nomadic existence,...