Han Hye-jin in 1st TV Role Since Marrying Ki Sung-yueng
Actress Han Hye-jin has returned to TV screens with a new SBS drama "Kind Words" just five months ,...More
Korean traditional folksong Arirang resonates in Europe
Pansori master singer Ahn Sook-sun performs "Heungbu-ga" at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brus,...More
Artist Kim Byoung-ho's "His Lucid Dream" (2013) is now on display as part of his solo show titled "Garden in the Garden" at Arario Gallery headquarters in Cheonan, South Chungcheong. Kim makes his sculptures with self-designed modules, which he commissions several factories to produce. He then assembles the completed modules to construct his works. The show runs through Sunday. For details, visit www.arariogallery.com or call (041) 551-5100...More
Kim Chong-hak's "The Landscape of Mount Seorak", is at Park Ryu Sook Gallery. (Photo provided by the galleries)
Cheongdam-dong, the street often dubbed the heart of Gangnam, epitomizes the sophisticated and snobbish qualities rapper Psy sang about ironically. It is full of luxury fashion brands' flagship stores and hip restaurants and cafes.
"But here is not only consumption culture; here is fine art", said Park Mi-hyun, head of Juliana Gallery in Cheongdam-dong. So, art galleries on the street in southern Seoul have held an art festival every year since 1991, "to let fine art bloom in Gangnam", she said.
Park is the chair of a committee for the 23rd edition of the festival, Cheongdam Art Fair, which runs through Sunday. It is one of the oldest local art festivals by private galleries in Korea...More
"Korea and Germany were strangers to each other 130 years ago. A navy ship carrying a German delegation came into the port of Jemulpo on October 24, 1883. Jemulpo, now Incheon, was a fishing village that had not woken up. One month later on November 26, the two nations signed a friendly trade and sailing treaty. Once strangers to each other, Korea and Germany have now become close partners", said Rolf Mafael, German Ambassador to Korea, in his congratulatory remarks at a ceremony to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Korea-Germany diplomatic relations on December 3.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Mafael called for the two nations to walk together to the future by reflecting on the past and sharing cherished experiences...More
We all are like fish,
As fish are,
We are graded from first to ninth,
Highest-grade fish sell high,
Ninth-grade ones sell low,
But I don't want to sell like fish
This is "Fish" by Korean poet Lim Hye-jin. Recently, an animated version created by students from Da-Un High School in Ulsan earned the first prize at the 2013 Korea Youth Poetry Festival.
The poetry-themed festival for Korean youths, held on November 30 at the National Museum of Korea, introduced poetry-inspired creations in various forms by students from across the nation, including parodies, animations, performances and songs...More
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