It's difficult to categorize Kim Paik-sun's solo show going on at Hakgojae Gallery near Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul. On the floor are installation art pieces made of wood that look like architectural structures. Photos of architecture hang on some of the walls. (A black-and-white photo of bamboo)
So it's an architecture exhibition? But other walls have traditional Korean ink drawings and black-and-white photos of bamboo swaying in the wind. The works are from a range of genres and subjects.
Still, there is some consistency. Everything is in moderate colors - wood brown or black and white. The tones make the lines clearly stand out...More
They may seem new to some younger Koreans, but '90s mixed group Space-A, is returning to the country's pop scene with their first new album in 11 years, "Return". The title of the album has been chosen by the members to signify the restart of their music career.
The four-member group, made up of two girls and Two Boys in their late 20s and 30s, made their debut in 1997 with "Scarlet Letter". They enjoyed immense popularity and released four albums, the last in 2002...More
Five-member girl group Ladies' Code made its debut yesterday on Mnet's "M Countdown", a testament to the power of audition shows in launching new stars.
One member, Kwon Ri-sae, competed on the first season of MBC's "Great Birth" and has been awaiting her big break since 2011. The Japanese-Korean performer first signed with Keyeast Entertainment but later made the switch to Polaris Entertainment...More
SHINee's third album, "Dream Girl - The Misconceptions of You", has been sweeping charts since its release on Feb. 20.
It secured the No. 1 spot on the daily, weekly and monthly charts by Hante and is also No. 2 on Billboard's World Album Chart for the week of March 9...More
The stage at Uniqlo-Ax waits to be filled with winners of the 10th Korean Music Awards.
Korea's musicians both great and small were honored for their achievements in 2012 at the 10th Korean Music Awards (KMAs). Held on Thursday, February 28 at Uniqlo-Ax, the ceremony presented 25 awards to musicians in genres ranging from K-pop and hip-hop to rock and jazz.
The awards honored everyone from K-pop fixtures such as Psy and f(x) to lesser-known indie successes like 404 and Glen Check.
"Since they launched in 2004 I've used the KMAs to find gems among music I wouldn't usually listen to", says Anna Lindgren Lee, "and in later years, finally getting me to listen to albums I've picked up but have had yet to unwrap". Lindgren Lee is Managing News Editor of KoreanIndie.com, a news site for Korean music of all genres. Prior to the KMA ceremony, the KoreanIndie editors posted their predictions and polled readers on who they thought would win...More