Monday, January 4, 2016

[Article] Jang Keun-suk to promote Van Gogh exhibition

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Actor Jang Keun-suk will be an official ambassador for "Van Gogh Inside: Festival of Light and Music," an exhibition about Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and other impressionist-inspired painters that opens in Seoul this week.

"I have been interested in impressionism and van Gogh," Jang, 29, was quoted by Media N Art as saying.

"And the exhibition looked like attracting not just art lovers but the general public, so I decided to join the project."

The exhibition will show 400 paintings -- 247 by van Gogh and the rest by other painters including Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas.

The exhibition -- at Culture Station Seoul 284 from Jan. 8 to April 17 -- will feature the works and life of van Gogh on a digital screen accompanied by music, according to Media N Art, the curator.

Jang, who debuted in 1997 as an actor, has also been active as a singer in China and Japan.

In October 2015, he held a "2015 Live in Shanghai" concert and played in six cities in Japan in March.


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