The Korean Cultural Centre of Madrid is developing a notable exhibition focusing on the cultural roots and traditional folklore of this country, with a particular emphasis on craftwork and social structure. The latest proposal centres on the artist Jung Jongmee, who will be presenting the exhibition ‘Dedicado a la Femeninidad’ (Dedicated to femininity), a nod to the Korean woman, which expresses native Korean traditions in a contemporary styling by using typical Korean models and textiles, such as Korean paper, or hanji. In total, a dozen pieces will be displayed, showing the different painting, dying, creasing and plaiting techniques used.
On the other hand, the already finished ‘Invitación a la vida coreana’ (Invitation to Korean life) exhibition, brought together 14 unique pieces of Intangible Korean Heritage. Wood, white porcelain and baekja – the clay used for containers – are just some of the materials used to create the essential pieces that you will find decorating the interior of a traditional Korean house. Highlighted in this exhibition is the traditional Korean bedroom – Anbang: a place set aside specially for the housewife – with furnishings from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).