The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is holding a special exhibition at Gwanghwamun Square to welcome spring to provide citizens with a refreshing experience to enjoy their daily lives at the square.
The special exhibition will be held until Fri, Mar. 17, comprising three special segments: a photo wall of flower paintings; an exhibition of the winning works of the Gwanghwamun Square photo/short video contest; and a storytelling exhibition of the buried cultural heritage excavated from Gwanghwamun Gate and Yukjo Geori (Street of Six Ministries).
The city will present the exhibition titled Springtime Delight, its collaborative work with multidisciplinary artist Nanan who works with various media such as window paintings and illustrations, from Sat, Feb. 4 to Wed, Mar. 1, exhibiting installation booths of Nanan’s flower art as photo walls. There will be a total of four photo walls featuring Nanan’s unique flower/leaf paintings, adding warmth to spring along with text that evoke delightful emotions.
The city will also put on a photo/video exhibition from Thu, Mar. 2 to Fri, Mar. 17 on 51 winning works of the Gwanghwamun Square contest, which were directly submitted by citizens who visited Gwanghwamun Square. The selected award-winning works will reveal much of citizens’ genuine reactions to enjoying Gwanghwamun Square.
Lastly, the city will place a large-scale installation artwork in the shape of an old book until Fri, Mar. 17 to share the story of the buried cultural heritage excavated from Gwanghwamun Gate and Yukjo Geori, explaining the roles of the major government offices along Yukjo Geori and the achievements of excavating the buried cultural heritage with photos and movable type.
Seoul plans to continue holding a variety of cultural events at Gwanghwamun Square so that it can become an urban playground loved by citizens.
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