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Art and Culture

2012/08/21 | Permalink | Source

And now it's time for our arts and culture updates with our Michelle Kim. From exhibitions to movies, she has a lot of events to recommend for us today.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today

[Reporter : ] Well, I'm sure most of us have been amazed by the nighttime scenery of the Han River and Seoul's city lights. There is an exhibition portraying the night views of this and other beautiful places from around the world and I'll tell you more about it. I'll also tell you about another exhibition that gives viewers a different perspective on nature. Take a look.

Seoul's cityscape, when seen from Mount Yongma at night and reflected in the soft ripples of the Han River, glitters like a string of glass beads in these paintings by artist Kim Seong-ho.

Kim traveled the world to paint nightscapes such as this one in Tong-yeong Port, which gives off a warm glow, and this one in Hong Kong, whose vivid neon lights emit a sliver of the energy pulsing through the city streets. These elegant paintings use a palette of deep blues and soft yellows to portray a variety of moods. His solo exhibition at the Gana Art Gallery in Seoul runs through August 26th.

[Interview : Kim Seong-ho, Artist] "I tried to show that glamorous city night lights change into a more serene view as the night moves on to dawn".

Meanwhile at the Lotte Gallery in Jamsil, a wooden sculpture mimics an old oak whose leaves seem to sway gently in a cool breeze. And a photograph that looks as if it were painted with ink wash shows a foggy pine forest that projects a mystical ambience. Curator Jung Dong-ji took time to introduce the exhibition, "Unfamiliar Forest".

[Interview : Jung Dong-ji, Curator Lotte Gallery Jamsil] "This is an exhibition on forests with works by four Korean artists. You will be able to see photographs, paintings and sculptures created with the same theme but portrayed in different ways by each artist".

The two exhibitions portray scenic places that seem familiar yet capture our imaginations, taking us to new locales of our own creation.

I feel like these two exhibitions allow the viewers to take a look at the place we live in in a completely different perspective. Just by looking at the video, I get this sense of comfort and serenity.

[Reporter : ] I do as well. If anyone has ever look down at a city from the mountains or any place higher up, you know you get this sense of amazement and comfort. It definitely is a stress reliever for me and I feel like the viewers will get the same sense of relief and comfort with these two exhibitions as well.

I definitely will enjoy these exhibition, espcially the nature onethe smell of oak trees will definitely soothe my soul. And now to wrapt things up, you have the events bulletin for us, right[Reporter : ] Yes I do. I have three concerts for you. C'est Si Bon will bring back memories of Korea's folk rock era on August 31st and September 1st and the Korea Live Music Festival will take over from the 1st and 2nd of September with a variety of musicians, and finally, guitarist Larry Carlton will perform his beautiful guitar melodies on the 8th of the month. Here are the details.

[Reporter : ed: jenny] This bulletin features 3 events

Four musicians who got their start in the 70s and 80s.. playing at the now-defunct lounge C'est Si Bon will play a pair of concerts at Icheon Art Hall on August 31st and September 1st. With their heart-warming voices and sentimental harmonies, they are sure to bring back memories of this classica era in Korean music.

The Korea Live Music Festival offers music in the great outdoors. The line-up includes Gate Flowers, Kim Jisoo, Urban Zakapa, Pia and more. The festival is September 1st and 2nd at Nanji Han River Park.

Guitarist Larry Carlton -- best known for his performance on the theme song of the hit TV series "Hill Street Blues" -- will perform with three other musicians at Blue Square Samsung Hall on September 8th. Carlton has won four Grammy Awards for his performances and compositions.

Thank you for the update.

[Reporter : ] My pleasure.

Reporter : dainee@arirang.co.kr

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