Reigning Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na turned up at the official practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday in Croatia to prepare for the Golden Spin of Zagreb.
The event lasts from Friday to Sunday...More
Psy's "Gentleman" ranks first on a list of the "Top 10 Viral Videos" compiled by TIME Magazine on Wednesday.
"Korean pop star Psy proved he was a rainmaker when he debuted 'Gentleman' in April", the U.S. weekly said. "Gentleman" is Psy's follow-up to his mega hit "Gangnam Style", and the video had 595.63 million clicks on YouTube as of Thursday...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
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