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Exhibitions and things to enjoy during this weekend and Chuseok holiday Updated: 2020-09-25 17:13:31 KST

It's Friday already and you know what that means.
Our arts and culture correspondent Kim Bo-kyoung is in the studio and today, she has has some tips on how to stay culturally fulfilled this weekend and over the upcoming Chuseok holiday.
Bo-kyoung, tell us, what kind of arts and cultural performances are there that will help us relieve stress - stress from work, stress from people or stress from Covid?

Hi, Conn-young. Despite everything that's going on in the world at the moment, it is sometimes important to take a step back and remember how beautiful it is to just be 'alive'.
To remind us of this, globally renowned art collective group teamLab launched their new exhibition on life this Friday at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul.
Let's take a peek and see what's on show.

Combining nature and digital technology, teamLab's latest exhibition, teamLab: life, hopes to inspire people and help them empty their minds.
Through this exhibition, the interdisciplinary, multi-national group of specialists such as artists, architects and CG animators, explore the confluence of art, nature and technology.
The theme of their exhibition in Dongdaemun Design Plaza is Life.

"In this exhibition, we've explored the continuity of life. Amid this tiring times of COVID-19, we hope this exhibition can make people feel how beautiful life can be, and think positively of the fact that we are alive regardless of what circumstances we're in."

Animals made up of flowers roam around the wall.
One sector shows how animals live inside the ecosystem, all embraced by the beating earth.
Another area shows 12 types of flowers blooming and withering along with the change of the seasons.

“This video projection artwork is titled Black Waves: Immersive Mass. If you follow the spiral path, you would feel as though you have become the part of the waves, overwhelmed by their power.”

One member of the group says they have changed the space structure by putting a great wall in the middle, so that people can feel immersed in the turbulent waves.
The highlight of the exhibition is a waterfall full of flowers.

"The waterway changes at the spot where people are standing and the water parts. Flowers blossom too. The more people, the more flowers come to life. It lets us consider others' existence positively."

teamLab's exhibition runs until next year April.

The exhibition looks fascinating. Now, Bo-kyoung, I'm pretty sure there are some people who just don't want to go out this Chuseok, and would rather stay home and relax. Are there any other performances that they can watch at home?

Sure, there must be loads of people who would like to just lie in bed and enjoy some culture online.
For those planning to be couch potatoes, the government has actually created a cultural portal featuring online performances, exhibitions and books from 29 national art organizations including Seoul Arts Center. Even home training guide videos have been uploaded.
Daehak-ro Street is the Korean version of Broadway where people can enjoy a variety of shows such as musicals, stage plays, and non-verbal performances. '2020 Welcome Daehak-ro' will present live broadcasts of the best musical theater numbers and fan meetings online.
If art is more your thing, you might want to visit '2020 Korea Art Week'. Online exhibitions from around 40 art museums and galleries nationwide will be on show in various formats such as VR and V-logs.
Art industries are now seeking new ways to earn some money by charging fans for online shows, and the musical 'Mozart' is one of them. It will be available through Naver TV's V live.

One more thing, as the national museums reopen their doors this coming Monday,the National Museum of Korea has extended its exhibition 'The New National Treasures of Korea' for two more weeks until October 11th. It is a rare chance to see cultural properties that were designated as treasures or national treasures between 2017 and 2019, so don't miss it.

Those are some great tips for things to do over the holiday. Thank you Bo-kyoung for sharing that information.

Thank you.

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