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March 23, 2023

Korean ‘hanbok’ and ‘bojagi’ art can be known and admired at the Village Museum

On the Occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Romania and the Republic of Korea, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bucharest in partnership with Korea Bojagi Forum, designer Young-Im Na, and the National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti” inaugurated on Tuesday the exhibitions: Bojaghi / Hands of Korea in Romania 2015 and Hanbok – traditional Korean costume.

The event was attended by H.E. Mr. Hyo-Sung Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Romania, Mr. Alexandru Tomescu Goodwill Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Conf. dr. Paula Popoiu, manager of the National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti”, Chunghie Lee, Artist & Professor, President of Korea Bojagi Forum, Young-Im Na hanbok designer and Anna-Mária Orbán, coordinator & curator of both exhibitions.

A total of 27 artists known around the world participated: Soonhee Kim – Master Hand of Korea, Kyunghee Kim, Young Soon Kim, Imsun Noh, Young Sim Baek, Jungsook Lee, Youngmin Lee, Cheong Sil Lee, Jiseon Lee, HyunJu Lee, MikYoung Jang, Yun Suk Jeong, Mi Sun Chang, Yea- Geum Jung, Jisun Cha, Eun Je Choi, Insook Choi, JiYeon Hwang, Chyu Ree, HeesoonYoo, GeumHwaKo, Soon Aea Park, Hae-hong Chang, Jihye Shin, Ham Jung Suk, Lee So Ra, Hwa Ja Jeon, with the participation of Rhode Island School of Design / SUA Bojagi&Beyond students and UNArte Bucharest students.

The spaces of the exhibition were not big enough for the visitors who wished to come into contact with the traditional Korean art and admire the 35 pieces including traditional Korean sowing – patchwork, quilting, handmade and technical embroidery, traditional fabric dying techniques and tapestry.

The Hanbok collection – traditional Korean costume, signed by Young-Im Na, starts from the tradition of the Hanbok costume that can be identified from Antiquity till today with the same specificity and beauty, reflecting some of the complexity of the spirituality of Korean traditions.

Hanbok in the ancient time would be worn only by the aristocracy, the only social class allowed to wear colours. Today, the costume has become significant for every Korean, regardless of social condition. Today, the tradition of the Hanbok costume is being re-considered by artists and designers like Na Young-Im, who bring together pieces full of meaning, where we can sense the fusion of traditional cut and colours and the professionalism of a creative eye and spirit.

The exhibitions can be visited until 7 June.






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