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KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE UK

Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, (Entrance: Northumberland Ave), WC2N 5BW
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Click to enlargeMUNBANGSAU: FRIENDS OF THE SCHOLAR
Apr 24 - May 26, 2018
‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ exhibition is on view from 24 April to 26 May 2018, featuring performances, workshops and talks by numerous Korean master craftsmen, as well as display of various tools used by the scholars for calligraphy and painting, and a reconstruction of a traditional Korean scholar’s room of the Choson period.

MINHWA: THE BEAUTY OF KOREAN FOLK PAINTINGS
Apr 5 - May 18, 2019
Private view Thu Apr 4 5pm - 7pm
The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings, in partnership with Keimyung University Korean Minhwa Center, from 5th April 2019 to 18th May 2019. The exhibition introduces Minhwa, Korea’s traditional paintings each illustrating people’s hopes and dreams through unconventional but artistic expressions.
 
By definition, Minhwa is the artwork of the common people. Flourishing in the 19th century, Minhwa was widely created by unknown artisans to decorate homes and to celebrate joyful family occasions such as weddings and birthdays. Unlike the traditional court paintings of aristocrats, Minhwa depicted the unique representations of objects and scenery without any formality and disciplines, rather by embracing bold colours and a childish style. For that reason, Minhwa has traditionally been viewed as a secondary art form despite having such a rich tradition and widespread popularity. Nonetheless, the tradition of Minhwa has endured for centuries because it is seen to ‘touch the soul of the people’.
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