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Click to enlargeMINHWA: THE BEAUTY OF KOREAN FOLK PAINTINGS
Apr 5 - May 18, 2019
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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2019 KCCUK OPEN CALL
Jun 10 - Jul 6, 2019
The 2019 Open Call Exhibition will present a series of collaborative works by six international artists based in the UK and Korea who creatively explore the relationship between their experience and knowledge of the world.

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