gnb content footer

home

News Focus

Culture

Culture

Culture RSS RSS

Culture

151022_Chopin_Competition_th02.jpg

Young Korean wins Chopin piano competition
Oct 23, 2015
His ten fingers danced freely across the keyboard. He played the piano with all his might and finished by hitting the notes quite strongly. He smiled as the orchestra accompanied him. His playing was perfect. Pianist Seong-Jin Cho is the first Korean winner of the Interna...

20151022_hanbok_th02.jpg

President boosts everyday Hanbok
Oct 22, 2015
A model holds up the full skirt with both hands. Her feet can be seen underneath, stepping softly and lightly. From her carefully coifed hair to her steps, everything about the model is elegant. The magic of traditional Hanbok attire and fashion can be seen firsthand on the runwa...

mexico_th_02.jpg

Dynamics of Korean dance in Mexico
Oct 21, 2015
Korean dance has made its debut on the stage at the Festival International Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. The Choe Contemporary Dance Company, the Bereishit Dance Company and Art Project Bora have all attended the yearly festival there and have shown off the dynamics of modern...

151021_stamp desigh contest_th02.jpg

Stamp design contest goes global
Oct 21, 2015
As the saying goes, "Stamps are witnesses to the history of mankind." Postage stamps from every era have an old fashioned feel to them, and show the life, culture and overall situation of the time period in question. Although few people send actual stamped letters or postcar...

Pansori_Hamlet_Performance_th_02.jpg

Shakespearean tragedy through pansori
Oct 20, 2015
The Pansori Hamlet Project brings to life Hamlet’s tragedy using traditional pansori narrative singing. The words, “I am the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet” ring out across the stage at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. Four singers bring to life the inner conflict ...

20151020_biennale_lecourbusier_th2.jpg

Day-to-day design lives on in Gwangju
Oct 20, 2015
People keen on design are gathering in Gwangju. The 2015 Gwangju Design Biennale began on Oct. 15 and its theme this year is "Design With Conviviality." It delves deeper into design as part of our day-to-day lives through exhibitions on a variety of themes. The 20...

151020_Korean_Vietnam_Photo_Exhibition_th02.JPG

Korea, Vietnam joint photo exhibition connects through ...
Oct 20, 2015
The Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam (KCCV) opened a joint photo exhibition on Oct. 15. The topic was landscapes and cultures as seen by both Koreans and Vietnamese. There were 42 works made together by Lee Sang-bok, a Korean photographer, and Vu Bach Lien Kim, a Vietnamese arti...

20151019_itaewon_th2.jpg

Around the world over two days in Itaewon
Oct 19, 2015
The 2015 Itaewon Global Village Festival was held on Oct. 17 and 18 over the course of a beautiful autumn weekend. It offered residents of the capital an opportunity to enjoy the world's different cuisines and cultures, all in one of Seoul's most multicultural neighborhoods. ...

Hyehwa_Station_Photo_Exhibition_Article_th02.jpg

Calligraphy expresses Korea
Oct 16, 2015
Hangeul calligrapher Kang Byung-in writes 'King Sejong, Spirit of Hangeul' at the launch of the photography exhibition 'What Makes Korea,' on Oct. 15 at the Seoul Metro Museum at Hyehwa Station. A giant calligraphy brush, longer than an adult's arm, absorbs the ink. The ...

Seoul_bookfair_L8_sss.jpg

Book fair looks to future, reflects on 70 years of libe...
Oct 12, 2015
The Seoul International Book Fair is held from Oct. 7 to 11 at the COEX convention center in Samseong-dong in Gangnam-gu District, Seoul. Korea's largest book fair, the Seoul International Book Fair 2015, took place from Oct. 7 to 11. The theme this year was "The Public Reads 7...