Here’s How UAE And Korea Celebrate Diplomatic Relations

Korean Art
Manarat Al Saadiyat has partnered with the Korean Cultural Center to conduct a virtual exhibition on Korean artefacts.

Korean Art Exhibition

It has been 40 years since UAE initiated diplomatic ties with Korea and they have decided to mark this auspicious occasion with a digital exhibition that is very representative of the current times. Backed by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea. The exhibition includes pieces from 14 contemporary Korean artists for audiences to indulge in internationally.

Park Soyoung Art Exhibition

“We are proud to partner with the UAE’s Korean Cultural Center to present this fascinating glimpse of the cutting edge of contemporary Korean artistic practice,” said Fatima Al Yousef, Public Engagement and Programming Head at Manarat Al Saadiyat. “In this virtual format, viewers can access this unique content from anywhere – on the go, or from their own living room. Wherever they are, the innovative presentation  has been designed to provide a completely immersive experience from afar. I am sure that all art lovers in the Abu Dhabi community and beyond will not only be inspired the artworks but will come away having learned something new about this rich culture.”

Growing Room Art by Yoo Geuntaek

What you can expect if you sign into this artistic experience?

The title, OGAMDO: Five Scenes of Korean Art is inspired by a series of 15 Korean poems written by Yi Sang who is a critically acclaimed writer. He is known for his modernist style that he interpolates into all his poems, essays and other fiction works. However, the artefacts are not direct manifestations of Yi Sang’s works but is based around “new tradition, “city montage”, “reconstruction of culture”, “everyday affair” and “landscape through the mind’s eye” with respect to the 21st century. Every theme presents a different perspective of Korean sentiments in daily routines and way of life. You are given a glimpse into the ‘Korean-ness’ way of dealing with the different facets of live. In short, this is your chance to enjoy a free cultural journey from the cosy comforts of your living rooms.

Kim seungyoung

Although the art is all predominantly analogue pieces, their brilliance is in no way diminished through the online lens of the viewers.

The exhibition will run until 30th November and is accessible here:


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