Art's New Frontier

[an error occurred while processing this directive] If you recognize the name Paju, chances are that it conjures up visions of soldiers and barbed wire. As the South Korean city closest to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the South from communist North Korea, Paju has long lived beneath a cloud of military tension. Now, a nearby cultural venture known as Heyri Art Valley ( is trying to change that image by establishing the area as a mecca of arts tourism.

Originally conceived by publisher Kim Eoun Ho as a "book village" similar to Hay-on-Wye in Wales, Heyri has evolved to...

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