Seoul, South Korea Exhibition

Seoul, South Korea Exhibition

Charmaine Lee
by charmainelxl on 26 May 2020 for Rookie Awards 2020

This exhibition is designed to promote Seoul, South Korea's culture and knowledge. "Opposite" is the main concept of this exhibition that represent the traditional side of it and its modern side. This is to showcase how well did South Korea do to preserve the old buildings and at the same time improving their capital.

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The exhibition is separated into two floors, the traditional side of Seoul, Korea and the modern side of it. This is to express that Seoul is able to keep its traditional side while improving in various aspects, not forgetting its history. The top floor is the modern side of Seoul which exhibit pieces of information in a mock-up subway train in Seoul that is linked to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Besides that, Korea's traditional instruments are exhibit in a modern way which gives out a mix and match feel.

On the left is the view of going down to the 1st floor (traditional side). The corridor is inspired by the traditional house also known as Hanok to give the visitors direct experience than going through pictures and videos. Hanbok, the traditional attire of the Koreans are provided to the visitor to change into for their firsthand experience in this exhibition. 

On the other side is the view of the courtyard which is inspired by the Hanok, exhibiting how the Koreans ferment Kimchi and Soy Sauce in their yard with huge jar pot.

The first floor from the view above is a cafe. The cafe sells Korean foods that are prepared for special occasions in Korea such as Seollal and Chuseok. This is to let visitors know more about Korean foods than just daily meals from Korea restaurants in Malaysia.

On the second floor is the famous Love Locks at Namsan Tower, visitors can purchase padlocks from the gift shop and lock them to the railings. The subway train is visible from the view which is able to attract passerby's attention in knowing more about the exhibition.

The aim of this exhibition is to show both sides of Korea to people who want to know more about them. It's important to let visitors feel like they're in Korea and experience how the locals' life is. 

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