KOREA POWER, Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art
The KOREA POWER exhibition will be taking place from Apr 26 to Aug 25 at the Museum of Applied Art in Frankfurt, Germany, with support from the Korea Foundation. Focusing on three themes–“Historic Overview,” “Islands of Contemporary,” and “Changing Identities”–it captures Korean identity through a chronicle of the country’s modern industrial design, including products, advertisements, posters, books, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn how Korean identity has been expressed and transformed since the early 20th century. It is also a follow-up to KF’s 2012 special touring exhibition Korea Rediscovered–Treasures from German Collections (June 27–Sept 9, 2012). While the focus for that exhibition was on introducing examples of Korean tradition from the Silla to Joseon eras to the German public, the latest offers a glimpse at a more dynamic modern and contemporary environment. Performances and lectures will also be available to help German visitors discover the diversity of Korea.