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Artists put avant-garde spin on ceramics

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

At Yeoju Dojasesang, one of three venues hosting the eighth Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, contemporary ceramic arts are being exhibited. Provided by the biennale

ICHEON, Gyeonggi - If you think pottery is all there is to ceramics, don't tell the hundreds of participants of the upcoming Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale.

The potters - or artists to be more accurate - are attempting to show that ceramics can be considered closer to 3-D models that fuse other art genres such as installations, paintings, sculptures and even tattooing. They say the event is breaking down the walls between artistic genres...More

Museums & Galleries

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

THE STORY OF BOHEMIAN GLASS

National Museum of Korea,

Yongsan District

To Sunday: In "The Story of Bohemian Glass", visitors can explore the Czech Republic's glass art, which spans from medieval times to now.

About 340 intricate pieces are on display, many of them flown in from the National Museum, Prague, and the Museum of Decorative Arts...More

Hotel events

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Grand Hyatt Seoul

From May 1 to May 5: Grand Hyatt Seoul holds a "SpongeBob Adventure" with a variety of special children's events for every visiting guest with kids.

The SpongeBob Adventure Package offers a surprise activity event with a SpongeBob character for children under 12, access to the play lounge exclusively reserved for family members and random gifts in celebration of Children's Day...More

Day celebrates book culture

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Koreans usually celebrate the culture of reading during fall, but instead this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has joined forces with associations of publishers, bookstores and libraries to hold a large-scale book festival along the Cheonggye Stream in Jung District, central Seoul, today.

Called "Chaekdeurim Day", or book-giving day, the event aims to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day, which falls annually on April 23...More

Traditional music experiences a renaissance

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Students at the intensive course on gayageum, Korea's zither-like traditional instrument, concentrate on its tones. The number of people attending gugak (traditional Korean music) performances has increased, and so has the number of people learning traditional instruments and dances. By Kim Gyeong-rok

Somewhere in between calls for modernization and admiration for the Western culture that began to sweep into Korea from the late 19th century, gugak, or traditional Korean music, has lost its place in contemporary society.

Young Koreans nowadays are rarely given the opportunity to experience gugak during school or even after they graduate...More

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