London Gets a Slice of Seoul in New Immersive Exhibition

On view in the Victorian tunnels at Borough Yards.

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For the Londoners itching to get a taste of Seoul, but don’t want to make the 5,500-mile trek, there’s a new exhibition that transports you to the Korean capital. On view in the Victorian tunnels at Borough Yards, Delight is split between 12 digital installations by South Korean artist, Gyoungtae Hong, in collaboration with director, Younsook Im.

Part cultural preservation, part sensory overload, each installation explores a different aspect of Seoul’s ever-changing landscape — from Neon Nostalgia, an overwhelming display of signs, complemented by pulsating music that blends the city’s past and present; to Mind: Myth, an end-to-end LED screen centered around the story of an artificial construct that lies in an enchanted forest where visitors are encouraged to venture inside the space to find their own proverbial guardian.

Additional standout works include 631, an ethereal display of lanterns that is matched with the relaxing sound of a bell as you walk around the installation. Meanwhile, PERSONA: Between “I” and “We” presents first-hand stories by strangers documenting their unique experiences on the bustling Korean capital.

Delight is “a dance between reality and illusion,” said curator Daehyung Lee, “where symbols shift in meaning, hoping to spark differing reactions in viewers.” Beat the line by reserving your ticket to the exhibition online.

Elsewhere, Anna Boghiguian’s monumental Chess Game installation is on view in Toronto.

Borough Yards
Stoney St
London SE1 9AD

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