The exhibition will be on display at the Korean Cultural Centre UK from 8th June until the 21st August.
On display from June, this new exhibition will introduce the history and aesthetic of the Royal Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty, which spanned more than 500 years from 1392-1910.
Through the display, Royal Palaces of Joseon will explore the history of the palaces from the dynasty through art including photography, video and traditional Korean paper craft – it will be available to view online as well as visit in person.
The exhibition will highlight the story of the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, and Deoksugung Palace as well as the Jongmyo Shrine which houses the ancestral tablet of the Kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Each of these palaces are seen as of strong cultural importance in Korea, with both Changdeokgung Palace and the Ritual Ceremony in Jongmyo Shrine are being listed by UNESCO World Heritage.
Royal Palaces of Joseon will include work by cultural heritage photographer Seo Heun-Kang and photographer and videographer Park Jong-woo, including a video depicting the Ritual Ceremony at Jongmyo Shrine. The exhibition will also include a large-scale artworkby Yang Mi-young, created from more than 1,000 dolls made of Korean traditional paper (hanji) which recreates a painting of the Royal family’s wedding in 1759.
The exhibition will also be visiting the Korean Cultural Centres in France and Belgium.
Royal Palaces of Joseon will be on display at the Korean Cultural Centre UK from the 8th June until the 21st August.