Love everything Korean? Then don’t miss this chance to explore traditional Korean fine arts right in the UAE.
Forty-five traditional Korean paintings reinterpreted by young artists of the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, will be on display in an exhibition at the Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi from September 21 to October 28.
The Korean Traditional Painting Exhibition by Promising Painters is co-organised by The Korean Cultural Center in the UAE (Director Nam Chan-woo) and Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (Provost, University Headquarters Jung Youg-Jae) in collaboration with Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
Aiming to promote cultural exchange between Korea and the UAE, the exhibitions will display artworks reinterpreted by young artist to represent elements of both Korean and Arabic traditional culture.
According to the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage, most of artworks brought in Abu Dhabi, were painted just for the exhibition. The artists tried to add some elements of the Arabic culture into the paintings, so that audiences in the UAE can easily approach Korean traditional arts with some familiarity.
Thirty young and promising students and Professor Kwon Ji Eun from Korea National University of Cultural Heritage have prepared the artworks that will be displayed at the exhibition.
The artworks include paintings of Dancheong, a traditional painting style seen on wooden buildings such as temples, palaces, murals and artefacts in Korea. For centuries, this art has been used in architecture, painting, sculpture and assorted crafts. The style has typical patterns and radiant colours to accentuate the designs.
According to a press release announcing the opening, Nam Chan-woo, the Director of the Korean Cultural Center said: “I am pleased to exhibit the works of promising young Korean artists from Korea National University of Cultural Heritage at Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi. I think this exhibition is more meaningful not only in introducing various traditional Korean paintings to Abu Dhabi, but also in that it provides opportunities for students from both countries to interact with each other.”
Timings for the opening day, September 21, will be 5:30pm to 6:30pm. From September 22 onwards, visitors can see the artworks between 2pm to 6pm from Monday to Thursday, and 10am to 12 noon on Fridays at the Atrium of Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi campus.
You will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a negative PCR test of no more than 14 days (green pass) to access the event, or non-vaccinated individuals may now enter with a negative PCR test received within 48 hours.
For registrations and more information, visit www.sorbonne.ae.