Arts & Culture

BIPAF Winners to Perform in Local Theaters Next Year

BUSAN, South Korea -- Winners at Busan International Performing Arts Festival and Seoul Theater Festival will be invited to perform their plays in local theaters in both cities next year. 

The Festival's organizing committee signed an agreement on the joint performances. Kim Dong-seok, BIPAF Executive Committee President, and Park Jang-ryul, Seoul Theater Association President, attended the signing ceremony. 

The plays in Busan will be performed at the Busan Suyeong-gu Culture Center Gallery where the Busan International Performing Arts Festival Art Festival takes place. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Modern Korean Masterpieces Exhibited at Busan Museum of Art

BUSAN, South Korea -- An exhibit of 100 modern Korean paintings entitled Masterpieces of Modern Korean Painting is currently showing in Busan. The exhibit had previously been shown at the the Deoksugung Palace, a branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA).

Masterpieces of Modern Korean Painting will be held at the Busan Museum of Art through July 6th for 90 days. 

The exhibition features 100 modern paintings completed by 57 artists who represent the past half century of Korean history, from the 1920s to the 1970s. 

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Art Show Busan a Huge Success

BUSAN, South Korea -- 'Art Show Busan 2014' ended yesterday recording more spectators and higher sales than last year. 

An increase of 20 percent and 60 percent was observed in the number of spectators and sales on the spot compared to 33,000 spectators and 5.1 billion won last year. 

In this year's art show held in the 2nd auditorium at BEXCO, 162 galleries from 16 countries, including 106 domestic galleries and 56 foreign galleries participated. 1,000 artists displayed over 4,000 in what has become Asia's largest art festival. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Yeongdo Culture Center to Host European Performances

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Yeongdo Culture and Art Center will host European performance troupes to celebrate the Family Month, which is the month of May. 

Performances will include, 'L'Oubli des Anges' of INTERFACE, performed by a Swiss troupe, which will be held May 9th, at 7:30 and 'L'Oiseau Bleu' performed by Collectif Quatre Ailes, a French troupe, will be held May 13th at 7:30. 

A French troupe will also perform a mono show May 30th at 7 p.m. 

These works were submitted to the French Avignon Theatre Festival last year. 

Source: Busan eFM News



Art Show Busan 2014: Gaby Berglund Cardenas artworks

This year 16 countries including Korea will be present in one of the most popular art fairs in Asia among collectors and art lovers. Busan based artist Gaby Berglund Cardenas (Swedish-Ecuadorian) will show a few of her intaglio prints (etchings) at Artshow Busan, invited by Soohohrom Busan Gallery, where she recently had her IV Solo Exhibition.

She'll show her art together with renowned Korean artists such as Kan-jaha, Shim, Hyeong-noh, Song, Ssung-jung, Kim.




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Art Show Busan Kicks Off April 18th

BUSAN, South Korea --  The modern art festival 'Art Show Busan' will kick off in the 2nd Exhibition Hall of the Busan BEXCO from 18th to the 21st. 

The third show will include 4,000 works by about 1,000 artists in 162 galleries from 16 countries. 

From Korea, Gookje gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Gana Art, Park Yeo-sook gallery, Park Young-deok gallery, and Lee Hwa-ik gallery will take part while foreign participants include Gabriel Bryer Fine Art from the US, Choi & Lager gallery from Germany, and Gallery Yamak from Japan. 

Source: Busan eFM News



Masterpieces of Modern Korean Painting

Masterpieces of Modern Korean Painting

Period: April 8 - July 6, 2014
Venue: Busan Museum of Art 3F
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. ~ 8 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Tickets: 6,000 won for adults/ 3,000 won for children
           1,000 won per person for a group of over 20 people
For more info.: (051)740-4220

Busan Biennale Organizing Committee Announces Dates for 2014

BUSAN, South Korea -- The organizing committee of Busan Biennale said it will hold the Busan Biennale from the 20th of September to the 22nd of November for 64 days around Busan Museum of Art and Busan Cultural Center. 

This Biennale under the theme 'Inhabiting the World' consists of the main exhibition, two special exhibitions, various conferences, an international exchange event and the civic participation event. 

The main exhibition, directed by Olivier Kaeppelin, will be held in the Busan Museum of Art. 

The special exhibitions to be held with the main event are the 'Biennale Archive Exhibition' and 'Asian Curatorial Exhibition' 

Source: Busan eFM News

Dalmaji Art Free Market Returns This Weekend

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Art Free Market on Dalmaji Hill will open this Saturday, March 8th at 2 p.m. and will run every weekend until November. There will be a variety of art works made from hanji, leather, fabric, soaps, and ceramics. 

Events including exchanging plants and used books swaps, face painting, art craft making, and cultural performances will be on display. 

Event at a Glance

When: Every Saturday and Sunday until November 2014

Where: Haewoljeong Pavilion, Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae

Operating Hours: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

For more info.: (051)749-4063

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