Exhibition – Sarangbang – The room of Leisurely life
Venue : Exhibition Hall, IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts), 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi- 110001.
Organised by: Korean Cultural Centre India in Association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Onyang Folk Museum, Korea Art management services and Travelling Arts Korea
The exhibition Sarangbang attempts to provide deeper understanding on the living spaces of the Joseon Dynasty, while also promoting Korean aesthetics and the philosophies of classical scholars known as the seonbi. The Sarangbang is a room where scholars sought to strengthen their character. This was where the Seonbi studied – to master the old and the new. The Sarangbang was both a place of study for the seonbi (Confucian scholars) of old Korea, a setting for mastering the old and learning the new as well as a place of education and the fostering of future scholars. It was also a place to relax with guests and indulge in the beauty of arts. The Sarangbang was decorated with moderated elegance which highlighted the Seonbi’s chaste virtues. The writing desk, oil lamp, calligraphy brush, ink stone, India ink, wooden pillow, scroll shelf, brazier, and chamber pot featured in this exhibit were carefully selected from the collection at the Onyang Folk Museum. The visitors can hopefully rediscover true leisure amid the rapid transformations of today’s hustle and bustle, and achieve a better understanding of Korea’s heritage and contemporary art.
The Onyang Folk Museum & Korean Cultural Centre India
The Onyang Folk Museum is a private museum that specializes in folk culture. It is a multi-purpose cultural space
where visitors can see, hear, and experience the traditional Korean life and culture.
Korean Cultural Centre is a non profit institution and the Press and Culture Department of the Government of
Republic of Korea, which aims to promote Korean Culture and facilitate cultural exchanges between countries.
Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under
the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. The Arts encompass a wide range of subjects – from archaeology and anthropology to the visual and performing arts,
enveloping them in a complementary and non-demarcated vision.
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