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Online Curatorial Roundtable Hosted by Korea Society


Image Credit: © MFA BOSTON

Hallyu! The Korean Wave
The Curatorial Roundtable
Thursday, May 16 at 5pm EDT

The Korea Society (NY) is pleased to host an online curatorial roundtable for Hallyu! The Korean Wave exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through July 28th. First presented at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the show will travel next to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Today, South Korea is a cultural superpower—a global trendsetter producing award-winning films like Parasite, riveting dramas like Squid Game, and chart-topping music by K-pop groups such as BTS and BLACKPINK. But behind the country’s meteoric rise to the world stage, a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave, or hallyu, is the story of remarkable resilience and innovation.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave explores this rise of South Korea as a cultural superpower over the last century following its occupation by Japan and the Korean War. It’s the first major exhibition to explore the origins, evolution and incredible impact worldwide of Korea’s pop culture.

The exhibit features approximately 250 objects—costumes, props, photographs, videos, pop culture ephemera, and contemporary works—providing an immersive and multi-sensory journey through a fascinating history, and a celebration of a vibrant creative force that bridges cultural, societal, and linguistic divides and continues to reach new heights today.

Join the exhibit’s three curators—Rosalie Kim, Victoria and Albert Museum; Christina Yu Yu, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Yoon-Jee Choi, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco—as they discuss this captivating exhibition.

To view the talk, click here.