Exhibition: Hallyu! The Korean Wave

This exhibition runs from Sat, 24th Sep 2022 to Sun, 25th Jun 2023. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sat,
24th Sep 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Sun,
25th Sep 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Mon,
26th Sep 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Tue,
27th Sep 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Wed,
28th Sep 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Thu,
29th Sep 2022  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Fri,
30th Sep 2022  
(10am - 10pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 24th Sep 2022

Cost: £20


The V&A's first exhibition to celebrate the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, following its early origins to its place on the global stage today.

From K-Pop costumes to K-drama props and posters, alongside photography, sculpture, fashion, video and pop culture ephemera, the exhibition invites visitors to delve into the phenomenon known as ‘hallyu’ – meaning ‘Korean Wave’. Hallyu rose to prominence in the late 1990s, rippling across Asia before reaching all corners of the world and challenging the currents of global pop culture today.

The exhibition features around 200 objects across four thematic sections – including some loans never seen in the UK before – alongside pop culture ephemera and digital displays.

Highlights include an immersive re-creation of Parasite’s bathroom set, and an array of iconic costumes and props seen in K-drama, film and music – including from hit Netflix series Squid Game, and outfits worn by different generations of K-pop idols, from PSY, to aespa and ATEEZ.

It also presents monumental artworks, including by Nam June Paik, Ham Kyungah and Gwon Osang; around 20 high fashion looks by Tchai Kim, Miss Sohee and Minju Kim among others; as well as early examples of advertising and branding, including an original poster from the Seoul Olympics, and the first Korean branded cosmetic from the 1910s.

In the exhibition, hallyu will also be used as a gateway to explore traditional and contemporary Korean culture by connecting historic objects with popular culture and socio-political events.


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Location

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 2RL

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