Featuring the artworks of 19 Korean artists currently residing here in the Philippines, The Beautiful Journey in the World was opened in March by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC).
On view at the KCC’s Exhibition Hall until May 27, the exhibit showcases the artists’ perception of the world based on their experiences and adventures while living abroad.
Joining the roster of Korean artists are Filipino artists Connie Quirino, former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino’s granddaughter; Yueh Faye Lai, and Jacqueline Lhuillier Hess for a total of 42 pieces of artwork blending eastern and western influences.
The event was warmed up with a quick chat with artists Seung Joo Kang, Connie Quirino, and Carla Kim, who helped plan and organize the exhibit.
According to Kim the sceneries here in the Philippines influenced her recent paintings. While for Kang, her paintings are often inspired by sculptures. Quirino, one of the Filipino guest exhibitors, proudly attributes her artistic abilities to her grandfather, the late president Elpidio Quirino.
The artist talk was then followed by an opening ceremony graced by Korean Ambassador KIM Jae Shin, KCC Director OH Choong Suk, Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olša, Jr., Carla Kim, Cory Quirino, Connie Quirino and KANG Seung Joo.
Gayageum and Pansori performances capped off the program.