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Modern artworks manifest ‘fullness in emptiness’ in Sha...
Jul 09, 2014
An array of monochromatic paintings have been flown from Korea and hung at the Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute (SPSI) Art Museum, in Changning District, Shanghai. Nearby, moon-shaped jars put on airs of elegance. It’s a scene from the “Fullness in Emptiness: Materia...

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jul 08, 2014
*This is the sixth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” (From left) A panorama of a kiln in daylight; A panorama of a kiln at night. Firing the Pottery The method in which the kiln fire is both ignited and put out is very important to the ...

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2014 Museum Network Fellowship offers new chance for Ko...
Jul 08, 2014
A group of students from nine countries and majoring in Korean studies is visiting Korea for a special program, offered by Korean experts in the culture and arts sectors. It is the 2014 Museum Network Fellowship program hosted by the National Museum of Korea (NMK). Marking t...

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Exhibition offers chance to enjoy treasures of Korean a...
Jul 07, 2014
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in central Seoul is always crowded with visitors. Many of them head to a special art exhibition titled "The Treasures of Kansong Part 2: Bohwagak (葆華閣)" to catch a rare chance to appreciate masterpieces of Korean art history in one place. A...

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Korean culture on show in Donau Park, Vienna
Jul 07, 2014
A Korean culture festival in Vienna left a deep impression on Austrians. The Donau Park Korea Festival took place from June 26-29 and many events introducing Korean culture were held to mark the 122nd anniversary of Korea-Austria diplomatic relations. With Korean national flags h...

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Korea exerts soft power through books: FT
Jul 07, 2014
“Amid its understated eco-architecture are keys to moves by South Korea to turn hardbacks into soft power.” These are comments from an article dated July 27 and published in The Financial Times (FT), a British daily, under the title, “South Korea to exert soft power international...

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Chinese First Lady: ‘Palace garden is extremely beautif...
Jul 04, 2014
“It feels like I am in scenes from the popular soap opera ‘Daejanggeum’ [‘Jewel in the Palace’].”So said Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, during her official visit to Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as she looked around Injeongjeon, the main hall of Changdeokgung Palace, ...

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Korea.net's list of must-see films: Christmas in August
Jul 03, 2014
Christmas in August (1998)Directed by Hur Jin-ho Jeong-won, played by Han Suk-kyu, is a photographer in his 30s who works out of his own studio on the outskirts of Seoul. He is terminally ill, and accepts his fate. His life goes on as usual. He encounters a number of customers:...

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Psy's 'Hangover' aims for 100 million views on YouTube
Jul 01, 2014
The music video for Psy's new song, "Hangover," has passed 80 million views on YouTube and is now aiming at 100 million hits. The music video was released on Psy's official YouTube channel on June 9. By July 1, it had amassed 87.5 million views. In its first 32 hours, the music v...

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Craftwork elevates culinary experience
Jul 01, 2014
Refined and stylish plates and cups are used to give the finishing touch to meals served at the table, elevating the culinary experience. A wide range of such craftworks, from traditional tableware and brassware through to more modern lacquerware, are now on display at a special ...