GENESIS SUPPORTS MAJOR KOREAN CULTURE EXHIBITION
The Peony dress by Miss Sohee, 2020 graduation collection, ’The Girl in Full Bloom’.
Photograph by Daniel Sachon
Hallyu! The Korean Wave opened on 24th September 2022 at the V&A Museum in London. It is the first major exhibition of its kind on a global level to celebrate the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea.
From K-Pop costumes to K-drama props and posters, alongside photography, sculpture, fashion, video and pop culture ephemera, the exhibition invites visitors to delve into the phenomenon known as 'Hallyu' – meaning 'Korean Wave'. Hallyu rose to prominence in the late 1990s, rippling across Asia before reaching all corners of the world and challenging the currents of global pop culture today.
What you see is the unseen / Chandeliers for Five Cities by Kyungah Ham © Kyungah Ham. Courtesy of the artist and Kukje Gallery. Photo: Chunho An
Hallyu! The Korean Wave explores the makings of the Korean Wave through cinema, drama, music and fandoms and underlines its cultural impact on the beauty and fashion industries. The exhibition features around 200 objects alongside pop culture ephemera and digital displays across four thematic sections.
Aespa 'Next Level' MV, 2021 © SM Entertainment
Genesis was born in Seoul and inspired by the very best of Korean culture to create a new automotive luxury experience. We take great pride in our roots, and Korean principles guide our approach to service, design and engineering. We are equally proud to be supporting this landmark exhibition.
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