LIBRARY OF THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN KOREAN СULTURAL СENTRE OF THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC KAZAKHSTAN

On September 10, 2019, at 3 p.m. opening ceremony of the Korean traditional dress exhibition «Hanbok and I: a Healing journey to myself» will take place in Museum building of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This exhibition is organized jointly with the Korean Сultural Сentre of the Embassy of the Republic Kazakhstan within the limits of international project «Dialogue through culture» in honor of the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

            Program:

  Fashion show - display of works by modern Korean fashion designers;

  Opening of a joint exhibition of works of the graphic designer QUACK GONGJOO and fashion designer RO JUHYUN.

For more than ten years, the international project «Dialogue through Culture» acquaints residents of the capital with history and art of different peoples of the world. Studying and promoting of Korean culture is one of this project’s important directions. In particular, together with the Korean cultural center in Kazakhstan the following events were organized: exhibition of the Korean modern national painting «Minhva», exhibition of chopsticks «K-Chopsticks: Connection», master classes in decorative and applied art were held.

The exhibition «Hanbok and I: a Healing journey to myself» introduces another important facet of traditional and, at the same time, everyday Korean people culture - clothing. Hanbok means «Korean costume». Varieties of male and female costumes are known. In the 20th century, the costume was transformed for more comfortable wearing. Currently, the hanbok still occupies an especial place in the culture of Koreans, inspiring artists to create.

The creative union of artists Quack Gongjoo and Ro Juhyun aims to rethink the characterization of hanbok, its original linear composition. The line, in this case, is some kind of metaphysical phenomenon that has accompanied humans since birth throughout their lives. The authors consider socialization of the individual, spiritual search and acquisition of harmony, as a «healing journey». It is no coincidence that artists position their works as autobiographical: «works represent important periods of life relating to our Past, Present and Future».

In general, the exhibition will feature 10 hanbok costumes and 45 works of modern graphics on Korean paper «Hanji», together revealing the artistic intent of authors who invite all viewers to reflect on how person's personality is expressed through clothing.

 

Korean traditional dress exhibition «Hanbok and I: a Healing journey to myself» will last until November 5, 2019.

 

11 Beibitshilik str., Nur-sultan.

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