Paris

As an incredible Lee Ufan exhibition closes in Versailles, Gallerie Perotin opens a solo show by Park Seo-Bo. Lee Ufan Versailles Gardens 17 June to 2 November 2014 Why choose Lee Ufan as the contemporary artist for 2014 in Versailles? Dare I say that, again, it is André Le Nôtre who influenced both Alfred Pacquement, […]

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Choi & Lager’s Paris summer exhibition: 82-33-44

by Events Editor 1 June 2014
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News of Choi and Lager‘s 2014 Paris summer show: 82-33-44 Group exhibition of Korean artists in Paris 13 June – 2 July 2014 Opening reception Friday, 13 June 2014, 7pm onwards 7 Rue Gustave Nadaud | 75016 Paris | Code: F2476 Interphone: LE FUR CHOI | 2nd floor The title of the exhibition looks like […]

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Korean Studies seminars at EHESS, Paris

by Events Editor 4 January 2014
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The Centre de Recherches sur la Corée of EHESS has a series of public seminars, 2pm-4pm usually on Friday afternoons, which are definitely worth a visit if you are in Paris. The seminars are held in the ground floor seminar room or the first floor Grand Salon of the Maison de l’Asie, 22 avenue du Président […]

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Choi & Lager’s third Paris exhibition: Secret Garden

by Events Editor 28 March 2013
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I always enjoy seeing arts works in a domestic setting rather than the sterile space of a gallery. So, if you happen to be in Paris, give Sunhee Choi a ring and pop over to the 16th arondissement to see some fine contemporary Korean work. CHOI&LAGER project is pleased to invite you to the exhibition […]

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Teen Top ends European tour with earsplitting record

by Philip Gowman 14 February 2013
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So glad I didn’t make it to Teen Top’s Paris gig last week. “The organizers said that the group’s show generated the loudest decibel and vibrations at the venue to date,” according to the Joongang Daily. “The crowd’s singing and dancing were thought to be the cause.” Keywords: Musicians: Teen Top

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French cultural adviser to Korean presidents slams Paris KCC

by Philip Gowman 15 September 2012
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Guy Sorman, French economist and philosopher, has advised President Lee Myung-bak on cultural promotion, and has met with two previous Korean presidents. In a recent press conference reported by the Korea Times he expresses some interesting thoughts on the success of K-pop abroad: “It’s thanks to the work of artists, not the government”. And he […]

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When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower: Korean group show in Paris

by Events Editor 31 March 2012
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News of a group exhibition of Korean artists in a Paris home. Ring before you go. “When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower” Sunhee Choi and Jari Lager are pleased to invite you to this group exhibition Private View: Saturday, 31 March 2012, from 19.00 onwards 7 Rue Gustave […]

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DPRK unveils new fusion technology on Paris concert platform

by Philip Gowman 19 March 2012
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At least three things are of interest in relation to the 14 March Paris performance of the Unhasu (은하수) Orchestra from North Korea. First: that it happened at all; second: how it was reported back home; and third, what it was that the orchestra was playing. The funding First, then. How did it get to […]

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Bae Chan-Hyo in group show at Quai Branly, Paris

by Philip Gowman 16 September 2011
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Bae Chan-Hyo’s Existing in Costume and Fairy Tales series are in a current group show at the Quai Branly, Paris. Congratulations. bit.ly/pykj2G Keywords: Artists: Bae Chan-hyo (배찬효) Organisations and venues: Quai Branly

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K-pop coverage inspired by SM Town gig in Paris

by Philip Gowman 17 June 2011
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Coverage inspired by the SM Town concert in Paris: BBC’s Lucy Williamson on The dark side of South Korean pop music: “a history of controversy and legal disputes over the way it treats its young artists” Bernie Cho of @DFSB_Kollective in the WSJ about the SM Town event in Paris: You Like Our Music? We […]

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Liberte, egalite, Super Junior..France rally for K-Pop concert extension

by Matthew Jackson 13 May 2011
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There seems to be a close cultural link between France and Korea, which I have always suspected is partly to do the fact that both countries take food very seriously indeed. The popularity of K-pop is a phenomenon very much in train in Asia, but up to now not so obvious in Europe. The upcoming […]

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New Korean gallery opens in Paris

by Philip Gowman 3 June 2006

For your weekend away in Paris, there’s a new attraction. Steer clear of anything to do with the Da Vinci Code at the Louvre and instead go to the new museum of African & Asian cultures at Quai Branly. Thanks to David at www.kahoidong.com for a link to this article on the Yonhap site. SEOUL, […]

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