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Posted : 2014-01-14 19:16
Updated : 2014-01-14 19:16

National Museum holds Congo River-Art exhibition

The National Museum of Korea is holding "Congo River-Art of Central Africa Exhibition" until Sunday. The event, one of iconic cultural items of central Africa, is focused on traditional masks and sculptures.

Congo civilizations share many artistic and cultural traditions. These include body modification (like filed teeth, scarifications, and body painting) and social institutions (initiation and agrarian rites, healing, and mortuary rituals).

The art of the Congo often represented nature spirits and authority figures. The common artistic heritage of the Bantu-speaking people will also be examined here in three forms of sculpture.

The exhibition is at the Special Exhibition Gallery, National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

The times are Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday.

Entrance is free.

To get there leave Ichon Station, Subway Line 4 or Jungang Line, Stop 4 via exit 2. Walk 150 meters toward Yongsan Family Park.

For information call 2077-9000 or 1330.

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