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Art and Culture 1 Updated: 2012-03-15 00:00:00 KST

It's almost the end of the week, and here to help you make to best use of your free time is our arts and culture reporter Michelle Kim, who's going to share with us some intriguing events taking place around the city.
Hello Michelle.

[Reporter : Michelle Kim] Hello Conn-young.

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Well I will be starting off with an exhibition that portrays popular culture and modern sensitivities.
The art works are very modern and sophisticated. Take a look.

Just as a nice song can help to uplift spirits and provide solace, an exhibition with a very similar purpose has opened in Seoul.
One can spy, through the iron bars, young people roaming freely as anti-war music plays in the background.
This work expresses young peoples' wish to escape the oppression of society.
The lyrics of a popular song are made out of pills and bottle caps, expressing the painful and hard life of laborers.

[Interview : Bae Young-whan, Artist] "Popular songs may be a matter of personal tastes; however, they are also the expression of a certain time or generation - an idea that I wanted to apply to my work here…"

City night lights that are brighter than daylight.
This chandelier made from broken glass bottles expresses the loneliness of the modern man.
This boxing ring painted in gold may appear glamorous but it also reflects the combative nature of life in the city.
Sculptures made from various scrap materials and a video of a shamanic dance are among the 30 different works on display.
This exhibition also strives to comfort visitors.
The artist has also created a schedule with basic information and the lyrics of popular songs.
By expressing care and love for our nameless neighbors, this exhibition reveals the possibilities for art to become a medium for healing and consolation.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
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