To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Korea-UAE diplomatic relations, official institutions bring the virtual exhibition ‘Ogamdo’ from August 18 to November 30.
The Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the republic of Korea bring various cultural events to both countries.
This exhibition, in collaboration with Manarat Al Saadiyat, under the title of Ogamdo: 5 Scenes of Korean Art is viewed from the following five perspectives: ‘new tradition’, ‘city montage’, ‘reconstruction of culture’, ‘everyday affair’ and ‘landscape through the mind’s eye’.
‘Ogamdo’, translated as Crow’s eye view in English, is a 15 series of Korean Poem written by Yi Sang, one of the most famous avant-garde writers of the colonial era. Upon its publication in 1934, the poem was heavily criticised by readers for its vagueness and complexity but later, gained the appreciation of presenting novel perspectives on art by breaking the stereotypes of conventional poetry in the most unconventional way.
The intention is to show the original Korean sentiment through different aspects, from traditional Korean life to the present day’s mixed cultures and our state of minds living in this fast-paced country.
Around 40 pieces of work from 14 Korean artists who are currently active both at home and abroad will unveil the Korean artistic spirit which would simultaneously bring to the international audience the feelings of uniqueness and universality.