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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 ...


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...


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...


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. ...


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 ...


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...