Smile of Buddha (Brussels 2008-9)

A review of the huge “Made in Korea” set of exhibitions in Brussels, of which the centrepiece is “Smile of Buddha”

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Crowning glory at the Smile of Buddha

by Matthew Jackson 16 October 2008
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Matthew Jackson reports from the “Smile of Buddha” exhibition in Brussels I had never been to the Bozar Centre (French: “Palais des Beaux-Arts”) in Belgium prior to the current “Smile of Buddha” exhibition of Korean Buddhist art. It is an impressive place (right) and I highly recommend it if you are ever in Brussels. The […]

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The Pensive Bodhisattva comes to Brussels

by Matthew Jackson 6 October 2008
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By Matthew Jackson The centrepiece of the Bozar exhibition of Korean Buddhist Art, beginning in Brussels on the 10th of October, will be the Pensive Bodhisattva statue, Korea’s National Treasure No. 83. It is difficult to describe in words why the statue is regarded so highly as a work of Buddhist art, because its qualities […]

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“Made in Korea” festival in Brussels

by Events Editor 5 October 2008
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The “Made in Korea” festival in Brussels is a big-budget four month perspective of Korea’s arts. Centred around the Centre for Fine Arts, this is a unique opportunity to see some of Korea’s ancient treasures and also some more contemporary visual and performing arts. Definitely worth a trip to Brussels. First, a summary of some […]

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