MCST and KCC hold a projection mapping event for hanbok image projection on the statue of Jesus in Brazil

오재경 Oh Jae-Gyung
11 Jun 2024

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On June 7, MCST (Minister Yu In-chon) and Brazil's KCC (President Kim Cheol-hong) held a "Projection Mapping" event in Brazil to project hanbok images onto the statue of Jesus, Brazil's representative symbol, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brazil ( Ambassador Lim Ki-mo), Jinju City (Mayor Cho Kyu-il), Brazil's Niteroi City, and Jesus Prize management agencies.

MCST and KCC have planned the event to wish the successful hosting of the "Korea's Light-Jinju Silk Lantern" exhibition (June 9. – August 25.) and the G20 summit (November 18. – 19, Rio de Janeiro). It is especially meaningful as it is the first time that the statue of Jesus of Brazil is dressed in a traditional costume symbolizing a country. The statue is wearing a blue choulic coating, which symbolizes the five colors of Korea and the color of the Brazilian flag, and a liquor belt that matches the logo of this year's G20 summit. The hanbok was designed by designer Lee Jin-hee, a goodwill ambassador for Jinju Silk.

The exhibition "Korea's Light-Jinju Silk Lantern," which opened at the main hall of the Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art on June 8, will be held from June 9 to August 25. The exhibition is an achievement of close cooperation between the two countries, including the Cultural Center, Jinju City, Niteroi City, and Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as local governments and local cultural and artistic institutions, which is expected to deepen the cultural bond between Korea and Brazil. The beauty of Korean culture is abundantly displayed through a tunnel made of lanterns using Jinju's silk, one of the world's most famous silk productions, a three-dimensional (3D) moon sculpture, a tourist mascot "Hamo" sculpture in Jinju City, and an exhibition of Hanbok. 

"MCST will strengthen cooperation and support so that the two governments, local governments, and local cultural and artistic institutions will work together organically to actively introduce the region's unique and colorful culture to the local area," said Yong Ho-sung, head of MCST's International Culture Promotion Policy Office.


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