Unique exhibition to celebrate 40 years of Korea-Kuwait diplomatic relations

By Lee Sang-Ki
AsiaN, Former Chairman of the Korean Journalists Association

Lee Hyang

Lee Hyang

Kuwait: Korean artist Lee Hyang’s special exhibition “The Beauty of Korea” will be held at Shaikh Abdullah Salem Cultural Center, Kuwait Royal Museum, on November 18-23, as the two countries continue celebrating their 40 years of diplomatic relations.

The exhibition, hosted by the Korean Embassy in Kuwait and the Kuwait Cultural Agency and sponsored by the Kuwaiti Korean Society and by K-RADE GLOBAL, will feature more than 20 representative works by Lee Hyang.

From the exhibition

From the exhibition

Lee Hyang, one of the representative artists in Korea, is attracting attention in the flowerbed as a unique technique that adds pale coloring after infiltrating the Korean paper by the traditional ink painting.

In particular, the paintings, which depict Korean traditions and the Taoist traditions of the Orient, are displaying traditional tales in a modern sense.

In addition to the existing materials such as paper and cloth, the paintings are bold in tiles, wooden boards, and iron plates, but the works are completed with touches that seem to live through fine touch.

Kuwait Royal Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Center

Kuwait Royal Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Center

For Lee Hyang, painting is life itself and rich imagination. She has already been well received by foreign artists from Japan and Uzbekistan. But her best part is that she consistently completes the ever-changing challenges based on her creativity and solid foundation.

Her special exhibition is accompanied by the fiercely determined spirit of the Kuwaiti people based on fishing villages and seas.

Lee Hyang special exhibition brochure

Lee Hyang’s special exhibition brochure

“The special exhibition of Lee Hyang, commemorating 40 years of bilateral relations will greatly contribute to cultural exchange and friendship between the two countries,” Korean Ambassador Hong Young-ki, who is hosting the event, said,

“I hope it will be a monumental opportunity for us. The influence of the Korean Wave has brought a lot of attention to Korea’s younger generation in Kuwait and its yearning for Korean culture. This special exhibition will create great synergy between the two countries.”

Ambassador Hong said he hoped the Korean community in Kuwait and Kuwaiti visitors who are interested in Korean culture will be able to gain greater insights into the cultures of the two countries and strengthen their relationship.

The Chairman of the Korean Society of Kuwait said he hoped the artist would be perfect in introducing the diversity of Korean culture to Kuwait.

“She is pursuing a unique world of work that incorporates Korean emotions and integrates the past and the modern.”

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