Culture Club: June 2017

From oceanic conferences, to photography exhibitions, to music competitions, here are June's developments in cultural diplomacy.

5) All Hail the Oceans: A Symposium Brings Artists and Scientists Together at the Explorers Club - A two-day symposium in New York brought artists, poets, scientists and politicians together to discuss issues related to the seas. 

4) Burkina Architect Diebedo Francis Kere Unveils Illustrious United Kingdom Pavilion - Diebedo Francis Kere became the first African architect to design a temporary pavilion in London's Hyde Park, unveiling his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion on June 20.

3) Rare Photographs of Daily Life in North Korea Go On Show Right in the Heart of Washington D.C - Belgian photographer, Carl De Keyzer, is staging an exhibition at American University featuring photos of daily life in the communist regimes of North Korea and Cuba. The exhibition, called "States of Mind," will run through August 13.

2) Sónar 2017: 15 of the Best Sets from the Barcelona Music Festival - The annual electronic and advanced music festival occurred from June 15 - June 17 and included artists from around the world, like Soulwax from Belgium, Arca from Venezuela, Deena Abdelwahed from Tuisia, and Justice from France. 

1) South Korean Pianist Wins the Van Cliburn Competition - Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo became the contest's first champion from South Korea. The competition, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas, was created to honor Van Cliburn who famously won Moscow's Tchaikovsky competition during the Cold War. 

Photos (from top to bottom): Photo by Pixabay, Photo by World Intellectual property Organization | CC 2.0, Photo by NViktor | CC 2.0, Photo by Pixabay, Photo by Pixabay

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