How many Hollywood films have you seen, featuring Korean actors, where you have thought “Yes, he (or she) can be proud of that?” I confess not to having seen Red 2 (Lee Byung-hun) yet, so maybe that will be one of them. But thinking back to the two GI Joe films (Lee Byung-hun), Ninja Assassin […]
It’s a bit far from London, but if you’re in Germany this is well worth a visit. Yu Jinyoung’s solo show at Union Teesdale back in 2008 was profoundly moving. Jinyoung Yu: I’m OK CHOI&LAGER Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition by Jinyoung Yu in Cologne, Germany. The sculptor Jinyoung Yu manufactures full-scale, […]
Installation artist Haegue Yang has been commissioned as the first artist to fill the Middle Hall of Haus der Kunst in Munich. The installation will be on display until September 2013. The first minute or so of the following video introduces the work, and the official press release follows. Haegue Yang / Der Öffentlichkeit — […]
Did anyone notice any Natural Wonders on the North Circular after Kim Jong-il’s death? The DPRK embassy in Germany did http://t.co/LvnlMBjB
A fine Korean restaurant I just discovered in Dusseldorf. And I just converted another work colleague to Korean food. http://twitpic.com/52hgcp #. The Korean family running the restaurant had been in Germany for about 20 years.
Rain, BoA and their like are not the only singers to be known outside of Korea. In the classical music world, Jo Sumi has long been an international megastar. But there is an up-and-coming collection of Korean singers making their way in the highly competitive world of classical music. At the recent Maria Callas opera […]