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Five Koreans appointed as new Academy voters
Jul 07, 2015
Two directors, two actors and one artist from the Korean film industry have recently become new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). AMPAS, the supervisor of the Academy Awards, announced a list of its new 322 members for 2015 in late June...

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Global youth comes together over Korean humanities
Jul 06, 2015
Participants in the 2015 ‘Exploring Korean Humanities Together’ competition pose for a commemorative photo after a tour at the Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, on July 5. Students from different cultures, nationalities and age ra...

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Medicine based on the humanities saves lives
Jul 06, 2015
The Eumyangohhaeng team gives its presentation about royal physician Heo Jun (1539-1615) during 'Exploring Korean Humanities Together,' a cross-cultural presentation competition. What would you think if youth from across the globe were to build friendships and share a conversa...

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Presentations on humanities bring together global youth
Jul 06, 2015
Young people from around the world came together in Korea for a series of presentations on the humanities. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and publisher of Korea.net, began hosting the “Exploring Ko...

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Colombian painter brings art of ‘fatness’ to Seoul
Jul 03, 2015
Fernando Botero is a master painter in the world of Latin American art. He is famous for sticking to his own style, so-called “curviness aesthetics,” where he paints “fat figures.” His works of art feature heavy, stout people in a way that the solemnity of classic art changes int...

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Book fair promotes Korea-Japan cultural exchanges
Jul 03, 2015
Prince Akishino Fumihito (second from left) and his spouse (left) listen to an explanation about the special exhibit and books on display at the Korea booth of the Tokyo International Book Fair on July 1. What Korean books on the humanities do Korean and Japanese intellectuals ...

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Korean mountains via stamps, 'Geumgangsan Mountain'
Jul 01, 2015
Geumgangsan Mountain sits in the middle of the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range that runs the full length of the Korean Peninsula. It covers 530 square kilometers, spreading over Goseong-gun, Tongcheon-gun and Geumgang-gun counties in northern Gangwon-do Province. The highest point, B...

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Traditional music meets jazz at Yeowoorak Festival
Jun 30, 2015
An upcoming music festival will make the scorching summer even hotter: the Yeowoorak Festival. The Yeowoorak Festival experiments with different musical genres through collaborations among various musicians. This year's festival will fuse two commonly improvised genres: t...

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Long curves, simple features: Modigliani comes to Seoul
Jun 29, 2015
Long necks and facial features and almond-shaped eyes with no pupils are typical of paintings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Modigliani went beyond simple description and reproduction of a human figure and created his signature style, in which the facial elements and details a...

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Seoul exhibit offers art of light, darkness
Jun 29, 2015
A special exhibit currently underway at Culture Station Seoul 284, the old Seoul Station building that has been converted into a complex for arts-related shows and exhibitions, focuses on what can be created using the contrast and convergence of light and darkness. “31 Ex...