Joseon Korea Curator Tour - 12 May

Fact or fiction - was Joseon Korea really like what you see in dramas and movies? Join us for the first curator tour brought to you by exhibition curator, Kan Shuyi, as they unravel the truth about the Joseon dynasty.

This Curator Tour includes entry to the special exhibition, Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life and Korean artist Ran Hwang's contemporary installation, Becoming Again; Coming Together, happening from 22 April to 23 July.

A minimum of 15 people is needed to proceed. Payment should be made before the tour.

About the exhibition

Intrigued by sets and costumes from Korean historical dramas and films? Then you will want to see actual furniture, fashion, and decorative arts from Korea's Joseon era (1392 - 1897). Spanning some 500 years, Joseon was Korea's last dynasty, and the legacy of its courtly culture and vibrant city life lives on in South Korea today. Treasures from the National Museum of Korea, the National Palace Museum of Korea, and the Daegu National Museum will be displayed for the first time in Singapore.

This exhibition will also be accompanied by a work by South Korean contemporary artist Ran Hwang, best known for using pins, buttons, and thread to create large-scale installations.

About the curator

Kan Shuyi is a Curator of Chinese art at the Asian Civilisations Museum. She received her BA (Hons) in History from the National University of Singapore and her MA in History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia from SOAS, University of London. Since joining ACM in 2007, she has curated and co-curated several exhibitions at the museum, including The Kangxi Emperor (2009), Terracotta Warriors (2011), as well as Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda (2014). She has been excited by the opportunity to delve into the world of Korean art and history with ACM's latest exhibition, Joseon Korea.
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Fri May 12, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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