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November 23, 2022

Korean Week highlight: ‘Korean Beauty in Poster Art’

Art Safari and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea present “Korean Beauty in Poster Art” – an exhibition showcasing poster artworks inspired by Hangul (Korean Alphabet) and Korean culture from September 23 to December 11, at Dacia-Romania Palace (Bucharest City Museum), located in 18-20 Lipscani Street.

This exhibition represents the highlight of ‘Korean Week’ (October 10-16), the annual cultural event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea which aims to increase visibility and interest in Korea. This year, the creator of the artworks will visit Bucharest to meet the Romanian audience and help them discover the contemporary values hidden inside traditions, through his new method of visual art.

Byoung-il Sun, a multi-awarded graphic artist and professor from the Republic of Korea, with an artistic practice spanning more than three decades, brings images of Korean culture that translate the Korean language writing system into art, through the visualization of its shape and content and expresses ‘Koreanism’, connecting the traditions of the past with the present. The exhibition is structured into three chapters, ‘Koreanism: Traditional Empathy and Physicality Found in Daily Materials’, ‘Hangul, Becoming an Image’, and ‘Creation of Visual Hierarchy’ which amounts to a total of 40 artworks.

The exhibition will be highlighted by two special events which take place at Art Safari: a Hangul Typo Stencil T-Shirts Design Class dedicated exclusively for students majoring in Arts on Wednesday, 12th of October, 10:30AM and a Hangul Calligraphy Event open to general public on Thursday, 13th of October, 6PM, both instructed by the creator of the poster arts presented in the exhibition, Mr. Byoung-il Sun.

“We hope that the Korean artist and Romanian students and public collaborate, sharing their spirit and sense of art, as we believe that mutual understanding and communication are the basis for increasing Korea’s visibility in Romania”, says Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Kap-soo Rim.

Art Safari and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea have the pleasure to cordially invite the public to tour the exhibition and engage with artistic interpretations of the creator. We look forward to welcoming you at this memorable exhibition and enjoy the unique and beautiful poster arts!


About the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania


The Embassy of the Republic of Korea was established in Bucharest in June, 1990. It exists for the benefit of both the Republic of Korea and Romania, and the people of our two countries. Thus, the Embassy has been strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields such as politics, economy, culture, education, science and international cooperation.


About Art Safari Bucharest


Art Safari, a cultural project funded by the Ministry of Culture and supported by Lidl, GLO and Deutsche Bank, specializes in the creation of exhibition pavilions. The annual organizer of the Bucharest Art Pavilion – the largest conglomerate of art exhibitions in Romania – now in its 10th edition, carries out, in partnership with Romanian art museums and private collectors, extensive retrospective exhibitions that aim to recover values of heritage. With a strong educational side, its mission is to bring art closer to the public and educate new generations by organizing art workshops for children, guided tours and contemporary art exhibitions in unconventional spaces, such as Henri Coandă Airport or the Bucharest metro. Art Safari is held under the patronage of the Bucharest City Hall and UNESCO Romania and is made in partnership with the Bucharest City Museum, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the National Art Museum of Romania. The official Art Safari partner is BCR. Art Safari’s educational partner is the Step by Step Center from Bucharest. In the 9 editions so far, it has registered almost 300,000 visitors. More details: artsafari.ro.


Program and tickets for Art Safari – 10th edition


Art Safari can be visited between September 23 and December 11, 2022, from Thursday to Sunday in Dacia-Romania Palace located in the Old Center of Bucharest (Str. Lipscani, no. 18-20). Visiting hours: 12 – 9 p.m. Night Tours are available every Friday and Saturday between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. These are special visiting experiences that include a guided tour of the exhibitions, live concerts and a bubbly treat. Art Safari also offers guided themed daytime tours (in English and French too). Tickets can be purchased on the website but also at the entrance.


Website tickets: https://tickets.artsafari.ro/e

Hangul Calligraphy Event, Facebook event page:




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