Event 03/27 in Seoul: Seoul City Tour

I joined the Seoul City Tour organized by the Korea University Buddy Assistants (KUBA). Three stops where part of it: The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Cookin’ Nanta show.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

I'm not sure if the bath duck belongs to there.
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The major topic was about different kind of voids, e. g. how private voids have turned into public voids in Seoul throught the last 80 years.

Description of the private, semi-public and public void
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Referring to the description of the last picture, from a philosophical point of view it is contrary to nihilism.

Even if voids look like an empty space, they can be a space filled with the sound of rain or the flowing wind.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

As we have spent more time than planned in the museum, we decided spontaneously where to go.

After leaving the Museum I encountered an odd scene.
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Cookin’ Nanta

While the exhibition wasn’t everyone’s favor, Cookin’ Nanta caught everyone’s attention. Unfortunately, no photos were allowed, but I highly recommend  to watch it. I’ve never seen such a mess, especially not in an indeed unconventional musical.

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Cookin’ Nanta – by LG전자 (2009 LG 글로벌 아마츄어 요리 대회) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Thankfully KUBA is planning further activities so I’m quite sure this was only the beginning of fruitful visits of places in Seoul.

Sources

Featured Image – By Blmtduddl at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

2 comments

  1. That sounds pretty interesting! Do You know if there are some videos of Cookin’ Nanta on youtube?

    And wtf about this strange statue with the children O.o

    By the way, it’s nice to see a picture of you 🙂
    Looks like you get along well in korea 🙂

    Greetings
    Meli

    1. Just found one phone video, maybe there are better ones, but as a first impression it should work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxYsfLAvqAA

      Yeah, everything is fine, however it’s sometimes difficult to communicate as nearly no one speaks English which I wouldn’t have thought of. So I’d say you’re doing much better if you can speak at least a little Korean (which isn’t that difficult).

      So no culture shock 🙂

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