Korean Minhwa art exposition opens in Minsk

Korean Minhwa art exposition opens in Minsk

At the National Arts Museum you can dive into the world where mythology, religion and traditions interweave.

“Territory of Earthly Hopes” is the name of the traditional Korean arts exhibition Minhwa. Screens and scrolls done on paper and silk were delivered to Belarus by a special flight from Seoul.

Now they are the exhibits of the museum. In the 19th century such pieces of art could be found I every home. Art was an integral part of everyday life of Korean people. Minhwa is translated as national art from the Korean language. Artists without special education but with great inspiration towards art created this cultural aspect.

Nikita Monich, scientific worker of the National Arts Museum of the Republic of Belarus:
It is very interesting to see this exposition, but it is even more interesting to feel that you understand the language of this art.

Art where there are no accidental symbols. Every symbol hides wishes, fears and dreams of an ordinary person. This is where the exposition got its name from - “Territory of Earthly Hopes”.

Kim Yong Ho, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Belarus:
Cultural cooperation is a relationship foundation between two countries. It does not only unite Belarus and Korea, but it helps to understand each other better as well.

More than seven thousand kilometers separate Minsk and Seoul. But culture knows no borders and builds bridges where people want it to happen.

The exposition will be open in the National Arts Museum till May 27, 2018.