Park Chan-kyong, Belated Bosal (detail), 2019, HD film, 5.1 channel sound, 55 min; Copyright Park Chan-kyong, Courtesy National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea KCH9852-HDR
Visit the National Museum of Asian Art this Saturday, October 7th as they open a new exhibition and celebrate Chuseok with a full day of activities for all!
Park Chan-kyong: Gathering
October 7, 2023 – October 13, 2024
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gallery 28
Park Chan-kyong: Gathering showcases the work of Seoul-based artist Park Chan-kyong, who has gained international recognition for his use of photography and film to examine the complex history of modern Korea. Featuring a range of works that highlights his masterful use of the photographic medium, the multichannel video, Citizen’s Forest, anchors this exhibition of five recent works.
Park Chan-kyong: Gathering is the first solo presentation of his work in a major US museum and the inaugural exhibition in the National Museum of Asian Art’s new modern and contemporary galleries, opening as the museum celebrates its centennial year and embarks on its next century. The galleries will become a space dedicated to engaging visitors in the myriad formats and media employed by artists to examine Asian society from the late twentieth century to today.
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National Museum of Asian Art
Chuseok Family Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023
11:00am – 4:00pm
Free with advance registration recommended
Chuseok (translated as “autumn evening”) is celebrated in the eighth month of the lunar calendar when the moon is at its fullest. Associated with the harvest, the festival is a time for families to gather and give thanks to their ancestors.
Join in the celebrations with NMAA and learn about both past and current traditions of one of the biggest holidays in South Korea. Take pictures in traditional Korean clothing known as hanbok and view a charye table display, which is a traditional feast prepared for a family’s ancestors. Enjoy special performances, food talks, programming from local community groups, and more!
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