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Korean films under spotlight in New York
Jul 17, 2013
Korean films received the spotlight at the 12th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). The festival was held at the Walter Reade Theater of the Lincoln Center in Manhattan from June 28 to July 15. During the special Korean film screening, a total of 24 Korean feature and short fil...

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5 rock festivals ready to blow away heat wave
Jul 17, 2013
Five major rock festivals are getting ready to touch down throughout Korea between late July and mid-August, the time when the summer heat reaches its peak. Armed with the hottest stage settings and a lineup of international headliners, the five biggest rock festivals -- 2013 Ans...

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Verdi opera cools off summer heat
Jul 16, 2013
Marking the 200th birthday of 19th-century Italian opera virtuoso Giuseppe Verdi, a concert gave opera lovers in Korea a pleasant respite from the torrential rains of the typhoon season. Singing the masterpieces of the Italian opera master were four Korean opera singers who are a...

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Kang Se-hwang, a Joseon artist ahead of his time
Jul 16, 2013
Who is that person Whose beard and eyebrows are all grey? Wearing an official hat and plain clothes, His mind remains in obscurityThough his name is on the Court Who would know that this man cherishes thousands of books in the heartWith the power of his brush shaking the five fam...

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Lee Ja-ram tells life story with pansori ‘Sacheon-ga’
Jul 12, 2013
No one can say he or she knows everything about pansori, a traditional narrative musical style, without watching Lee Ja-ram’s performance. Young pansori singer (sorikkun in Korean) Lee Ja-ram is now on a one-month run of Sacheon-ga , her longest-ever pansori project taking place ...

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Islamic treasures come to Seoul
Jul 12, 2013
Glittering jewel accessories, beautiful craftworks made of glass and metal, wide carpets decorated with fancy patterns… all of these treasures that sound like they’ve been ripped from the pages of the well-known tales in One Thousand and One Nights, can be seen in Seoul. Museum-l...

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Korea and Italy rediscover nudity
Jul 11, 2013
Two sculptors, Korean Kim Young-won and Italian Novello Finotti, met in Padova, Italy for an artistic dialogue on the clear contrast between marble and bronze. Image of invitation cardWorks of the two artists are being displayed all throughout the city -- in Zukermann Museum...

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Want to learn Korean? Come to King Sejong Institute
Jul 10, 2013
The number of King Sejong Institutes has now reached 120 locations around the world.Minister Yoo Jin-ryong of Culture, Sports and Tourism promised to ramp up support for the Korean language and culture schools. “Our ministry plans to bring the number to 200 by 2017,” he said...

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Opening hearts and sharing the future through books
Jul 09, 2013
Korea was invited to the 20th Tokyo International Book Fair as guest of honor, the first Asian country to become a principal visitor of the event. The Korean pavilion, whose theme was “Books opening the heart, doors opening the future,” caused a sensation from the opening on July...

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Picasso’s artwork flown in to Korea
Jul 09, 2013
Famous for his remarkable imagination and extraordinary creativity, Pablo Picasso is an artistic genius of the 20th century. The worldwide popularity of his works and the respect towards his gifted artistic talents show no signs of waning 40 years after his death to this day. Inc...