KOREA IN DENMARK / WELCOME TO THE MOON PALACE

29. June 2019 to 8. September 2019

KOREA IN DENMARK / 
WELCOME TO THE MOON PALACE

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, we are happy to present Welcome to the Moon Palace. As a part of the narrative of Korean history, the Korea In Denmark exhibition 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 (Wol = Moon, Seong = Palace). Here, three artists have interpreted some of the archaeological finds excavated in Wolseong in the city Gyeongju, dating back to the Silla Kingdom (57 BC to 935 AD). Silla 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.

Located in the heart of the city with an exhibition area of some 1,000 square metres, Nikolaj Kunsthal is one of Copenhagen’s most prestigious exhibition sites. The exhibition takes up the entire exhibition area and features works in various media, e.g. video, installation, performance and works on paper.

Including following artists:
Lee Sang Yoon, Yang Hyun Moh, Lee In Hee
 
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening date: Friday June 28 2019 4-8pm
Exhibition period: June 29 – September 8 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-6pm, Saturday – Sunday 11am-5pm