Modern Art Program 7/8
Published: July 8, 2019
Today, the villagers went back to their regular schedule- after waking up bright and early at 7:30 for 아침체조 achim chejo (morning stretching). Then, after breakfast, the villagers went back to their regularly scheduled classes; every day, the two weekers have two learning group periods, whereas the credit have at least three, in order to get some more regimented language learning in.
For lunch, we cooled off with some 냉면 naengmyeon, or cold noodles- perfect for a hot day like today.
Dinner was also an amazing treat- we had 탕수육 tangsooyuk (sweet and sour pork) and Kimchi Fries- a mish mash of all the campers’ favorite foods.
For evening program, we two weekers experienced our modern art evening, centered around the emulation of four famous modern Korean artists. One station was focused on 이중섭 Lee Jungseob, a famous artist and patriot from colonial era Korea. At this station, the villagers colored and created postcards from some of Lee’s most famous paintings.
Another station attempted to emulate the beautiful abstract style of 하태임 Ha Taeim, by covering cylinders artfully in strips of different colored paper. Pretty good, right?
The third station took after 이불 Ibul, another famous contemporary artist. The villagers tried to follow his work with fishes by creating their own specially scaled designs.
The final station was centered around 백남준 Baek Namjun, an artist famous for his experimental art. The villagers tried on all sorts of clothes, used the cabin surrounding them, and even other regular objects in the room to create fun videos.
Although it was a Monday, the day couldn’t have been more beautiful- and there are only more beautiful days to come!
The Sup sogui hosu blogging team.