Abu Dhabi's Manarat Al Saadiyat hosting special Korean virtual exhibition

Ogamdo: Five Scenes of Korean Art to celebrate Korean contemporary art

Abu Dhabi's Manarat Al Saadiyat hosting special Korean virtual exhibition

The UAE and Korea is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations in a very artsy way, offering art enthusiasts from Abu Dhabi and beyond a look at Korean contemporary art.

The capital’s Manarat Al Saadiyat is set to host Ogamdo: Five Scenes of Korean Art, a special virtual exhibition exploring the current state of 21st century ‘Korean-ness’. We’re intrigued.

Taking place throughout summer until Monday November 30, the free art exhibition features 40 unique artworks from 14 contemporary Korean artists, all supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Ministry of Culture.

What to expect? The five perspectives that are presented in the exhibition include ‘new traditions’, ‘city montage’, ‘reconstruction of culture’, ‘everyday affairs’ and ‘landscapes through the mind’s eye’.

Art-lovers will get to see everything from traditional Korean life to the mixed cultures of present day, along with the state of mind of people living in the fast-paced country.

“We are proud to partner with the UAE’s Korean Cultural Center to present this fascinating glimpse of the cutting edge of contemporary Korean artistic practice,” said public engagement and programming head at Manarat Al Saadiyat Fatima Al Yousef.

“In this virtual format, viewers can access this unique content from anywhere – on the go, or from their own living room. Wherever they are, the innovative presentation has been designed to provide a completely immersive experience from afar. I am sure that all art lovers in the Abu Dhabi community and beyond will not only be inspired the artworks but will come away having learned something new about this rich culture.”

Ready to explore? The exhibition is completely virtual and completely free to gander around, and you can do just that by heading to www.artogamdo.com.

If you’re after some more artistic inspiration in Abu Dhabi, we’ve got you covered right here.
Free. Until Mon Nov 30. Visit www.artogamdo.com.

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