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Paik Kun-woo: Schubert a poet on the piano
Sep 12, 2013
Two words always pop up whenever Korean pianist Paik Kun-woo is brought up in conversation: diligence and perseverance. He is the most-recognized Korean pianist, well known to have mastered the complete works by the world’s greatest composers such as Scriabin, Liszt, Mussorgsky, ...


Literacy programs in India, Chad, win Sejong prizes
Sep 11, 2013
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1965. In celebration of the day, UNESCO Headquarters played host to a variety of events on September 9, one of which was the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize awards ceremony.Inspired by the spirit of Sejong the G...


Grand prize goes to Israeli drama at 2013 SIDA
Sep 10, 2013
The grand prize was picked up by the Israeli drama series Prisoners of War at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 (SIDA) on September 5. Held at the National Theater of Korea, the international drama awards ceremony announced the winners for 2013 out of 225 drama works from...


Gwangju Design Biennale shows creations from everyday l...
Sep 10, 2013
Gwangju is having a festival of designs that can be seen in everyday life. The theme “Anything, Something” (Gesigi, Mesigi) of the fifth Gwangju Design Biennale is intended to show that anybody can be a designer and present practical designs that can be utilized in real life. “We...


Asian ministers gather to make Asian culture flourish
Sep 10, 2013
Culture ministers representing Southeast Asian nations gathered together in Korea on September 6 to give their opinions about how to help Asian culture flourish. The 1st Korea-Southeast Asian Culture Ministers Meeting held in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) brought ...


President promotes Korea-Vietnam cultural exchanges
Sep 09, 2013
President Park Geun-hye attended a fashion show presented by both Korean and Vietnamese designers on Hanbok and ao dai -- the traditional costumes of the two countries -- on September 8.President Park grabbed the eyes of the audience as she appeared on the runway while wearing a ...


President Park visits Russia’s Hermitage Museum
Sep 09, 2013
President Park Geun-hye visited the State Hermitage Museum on September 7 during her stay in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the G20 Summit which took place on September 5 and 6. Guided by museum director Boris Borisovich Piotrovski, President Park looked around at the artwork on d...


Korea-UK-Japan coproduce site responsive: One Day Maybe
Sep 06, 2013
Korea has joined up with Japan and the UK for a co-produced performance.In celebration of the establishment of the Asian Arts Theater in the Asian Culture Complex, currently under construction in Gwangju, international artists and experts from the three nations teamed up on the s...


Busan International Film Festival opens with ‘Vara’
Sep 05, 2013
The program for the 18th Busan International Film Festival was unveiled recently. The ten-day festival will open with Vara: A Blessing by Bhutanese director Khyentse Norbu and close with Korean director Kim Dong-hyun’s The Dinner. The opening film Vara: A Blessing by directo...


Feast of letters: Seoul International Typography Bienna...
Sep 05, 2013
Artistic merits of alphabets, fonts, and calligraphies used all over the world, including Korea’s unique Hangeul, are highlighted at Culture Station Seoul 284 (former Seoul Station) for Typojanchi 2013: Seoul International Typography Biennale. The biennial event began its 2013 ed...