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World shares its thoughts about Korea & Koreans
Sep 10, 2015
A special contest kicked off on Sept. 7 in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of independence this year. Running until Nov. 8, the “National Brand Contest” welcomes neighbors from all around the world to share their thoughts and ideas about what they think of Korea and the Kor...


Modern crafts to be shown in France
Sep 09, 2015
Contemporary Korean sculptures and craftworks will soon be on display at the Grand Palais museum in Paris. The Revelations: International Biennale of Fine Craft and Creation Fair will take place from Sept. 10 to 13. In celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Korea-Franc...


Korea via stamps, poet Yun Dong-ju
Sep 09, 2015
Wishing not to have So much as a speck of shame Toward heaven until the day I die, I suffered, even when the wind stirred the leaves. With my heart singing to the stars, I shall love all things that are dying. And I must walk the road That has been given to m...


Mozambique, Sri Lanka win King Sejong prize
Sep 09, 2015
People attend classes on offer at the Progress Association in Mozambique. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize has gone jointly to Mozambique's Progress Association and Sri Lanka’s National Institute of Education on Sept. 8, International Literacy Day. The M...


London festival showcases traditional, modern music
Sep 09, 2015
SUM, a traditional Korean musical ensemble, presents the opening performance at the second K-Music Festival at South Bank in London on Sept. 1. The sound of traditional Korean music filled an auditorium in downtown London. The traditional Korean music ensemble SUM performed a r...


Asia-wide cultural center opens to public
Sep 08, 2015
Walking down an alleyway next to the former provincial government offices of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) along Geumnam-ro Street in Gwangju leads visitors to an underground city. A broad plaza is surrounded by a glass and steel building. The historic venue of the May 18 ...


Korean ballet: Dancers become choreographers
Sep 04, 2015
What if ballet dancers were to change their roles, from dancing to choreography? The Korea National Ballet is now presenting the KNB Movement Series I, featuring dancers who not only perform on stage but who also choreograph their own performances. This is a first for the n...


Film industry faces paradigm shift
Sep 03, 2015
Experts in the film and visual media business from Korea, China and the U.S. came together in Seoul to evaluate the current state of the industry in their respective countries. They also discussed the proper direction the industry should take in the future, and ways to cooperate ...


Korean media art exhibit opens in Marseille
Sep 02, 2015
An exhibition of Korean media art is underway in Marseille, France's southern port city. The Future Is Now, a media art exhibit from Seoul's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), opened at La Friche Belle de Mai, a cultural complex in Marseille, on Aug. 2...


Pop concert to enamor fans from around the world
Sep 02, 2015
A special concert to be held this weekend is revving up to wow pop fans from around the world. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 4, the Olympic Stadium in Jamsil, southern Seoul, will host the Grand K-Pop Festival. The concert will feature a pop star-studded lineup, including Girls’ Gen...