OPENING: KOREA IN DENMARK

You are all invited to the opening of this summers new big exhibition KOREA IN DENMARK / The Way A Hare Transforms Into A Tortoise + Welcome to the Moon Palace in Nikolaj Kunsthal!

Join us when we open the doors at 4pm and experience everything from interactive gaming industry to a korean cake performance.

PROGRAMME:
4 pm: Doors open
4.15 pm: Speeches -
Welcome by Helene Nyborg Bay, director, Nikolaj Kunsthal
Opening speech by ambassador Park Sang-Jin
Introduction to When a Hare… by curator Kim Inseon
Introduction to Moon Palace by Choi Jong Deok, general director at National Research Inst. of Cultural Heritage
5 pm: Dasik performance by Yoon Kalim

4.30 pm – 8 pm: DJ Josephine Winding, Food trucks with Danish and Korean specialities on the square.

It's free to participate and everyone is welcome!
See you there.

Opening Friday 28th June 4pm – 8pm in Nikolaj Kunsthal.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
From gaming industry with interactive games that give you points for being social, to painted animal hides, a borderland in flames, water as a remedy for healing, live cake performance and archaeological finds with LEGO readymades. Korea is so much more than what the media daily depict. With no less than two exhibitions, this summer at Nikolaj Kunsthal offers the opportunity to gain insight into the Korean imperial dynasty, while at the same time getting a comprehensive view of what is happening on the Korean visual art scene these years.

On the occasion of the 60 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Denmark, the exhibition The  Way  A  Hare  Transforms  Into  A  Tortoise / KOREA IN DENMARK focuses on the landscape of contemporary Korean visual art. Here, you can experience an interactive game where your score is determined by how good you are at mingling with the other computer-generated characters moving about in the room; in another work, water in different forms is presented as an important healing remedy for the artist, who himself, as a child, was a fire victim. With significant art events such as The Seoul Mediacity Biennale and the biennales at Gwangju and Busan, Korea represents a highly interesting country to turn one’s attention to in terms of contemporary art.

KOREA IN DENMARK / WELCOME TO THE MOON PALACE
As a part of the narrative of Korean history, the exhibition also features an additional exhibition in the Reading Room of Nikolaj Kunsthal, based on an art project taking its point of departure in the archaeological digs at Wolseong Palace (Wolseong = Moon). Here, three artists have interpreted some of the archaeological finds excavated in Wolseong in the city Gyeongju, dating back to the Silla Culture (57 BC to 935 AD). Silly was one of the three Korean kingdoms back then, and Wolseong, or The Moon Palace, occupies a central position in Korean history. The three artists have used the excavations of the palace to interpret the cultural-historical finds to give them a new place in the art history and the story of modern Korea, a country that is constantly developing.