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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...


Korea Pavilion welcomes 2 millionth visitor
Oct 12, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Patrizia celebrate being selected as the 2 millionth visitors to the Korea Pavilion at the World Exposition Milano 2015. They pose for a photo on Oct. 7 with a return flight ticket from Milan to Incheon. The Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 announced on ...


Family reunions, Confucian woodblocks added to UNESCO l...
Oct 12, 2015
UNESCO has honored two documentary heritage items from Korea's past. The broadcast archives of war-dispersed family members in 1983 (top) and Confucian printing woodblocks (bottom) are both now on UNESCO's Memory of the World list. The archival broadcasts of the 1983 fam...


S. Korea-France cultural exchange at apex: French minis...
Oct 10, 2015
Pellerin said movies are a great medium of cultural cooperation since both countries have strong film industries. But she argued collaboration must be expanded to other forms of art in the future. The cultural exchange between South Korea and France has already entered a practi...


Elegant, fascinating dance for the autumn evenings
Oct 08, 2015
The 2015 ASAC Momjit Festival will be held at the Ansan Arts Center from Oct. 23 to Nov. 7. Dance is an art expressed all over the world through movement. Dance performances show our life and feelings, and fascinate the audience. It is the attraction of dance that it is so...


Autumn deepens with operatic tunes
Oct 08, 2015
The 13th Daegu International Opera Festival kicks off on Oct. 8. Pictured is a scene from the festival opener, Verdi’s ‘Aida.’ A special festival will fill the city of Daegu with the sounds of opera, bringing a deeper autumn vibe to opera lovers across Korea's fourth-la...


70 years of Korea through 'Arirang'
Oct 06, 2015
The Arirang Festival is held at the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace on Oct. 5. “Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo.” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" spread across the walls of the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Oct. 5 during the Arirang Festi...


Jazz fills the autumn air
Oct 06, 2015
It's time for jazz. The 12th Jarasum International Jazz Festival will be held from Oct. 9 to 11 in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do Province. You don't need to be a jazz fan to enjoy it. All you need to do is to sit outside among the trees and listen to the acoustic, live perform...


Hangeul in digital times
Oct 06, 2015
A stenographer types on a computer screen in Korean. Visitors to the National Hangeul Museum learn about the 'informatization' of Hangeul in a new special exhibit there, ‘A New Name in a Digital World, Code-Named_Hangeul: D55CD AE00.’ Korean words appear on a computer screen a...


Classical music to light up autumn nights
Oct 02, 2015
Violinist Gidon Kremer will perform at the Seoul Arts Center on Oct. 7 and 9. Classical maestros will bring musical nourishment to audiences across Korea this autumn. To begin with, Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer will show off his virtuosity to audiences here o...