If you do find yourself in Bukchon Hanok Village one evening and have 5,000 won to spare, do check out the exhibit “House Lives with Time” at the Gahoe-dong Han-ssi House.
Korean hanbok designer Kim Yeong-seok and Japanese contemporary artist Tatsuo Miyajima collaborate in this unusual piece of installation art uses digital counters in the form of LEDs placed throughout the historic hanok home to examine time and the Buddhist concept of reincarnation.
If nothing else, it’s an opportunity to check out the historic Han-ssi House, a grand 1920s hanok that incorporates Western and Japanese elements. It’s an impressive piece of architecture that being opened up to the public for the first time ever.
You can find video footage of the exhibit here, too.
VENUE: Han-ssi House, Gahoe-dong
PERIOD: Thur—Sun (4—9 pm), through June 30
ADMISSION: 5,000 won
MORE INFO: (02) 2252-2581
GETTING THERE: Walk north from the Jaedong Elementary School rotary and swing a right just in front of the Saemaul Bank. The home is in that alley on the right.
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