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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-08-08 12:00:00 KST

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It's Wednesday and..you guessed it, it's celebrity news time with our Michelle Kim. But before we get into the latest celebrity updates, I hear she has information about an exhibition in London that she would like to tell us about first.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what's happening in London[Reporter : ] Lee Lee-nam's artwork "Digital Screen" is currently on display at Harrods, one of the most famous department stores in London. The screen shows a 9-minute-long video that mixes images of traditional Korean artwork with images that represent the Korean Wave.


Images from Korea's past and present share space on a giant screen at Harrods, one of the most famous department stores in London.
The installation, by artist Lee Lee-nam, celebrates the beauty of traditional Korean art and the popularity of modern dramas, films and music.

The installation mimics a traditional folding screen, but is capable of playing video. It is 8 meters wide and 2 meters long.
The nine-minute video shows images of traditional artworks -- like Irworobongdo , the "Painting of the Sun, Moon and the Five Peaks," Sipjangsaengdo , the "Painting of the Ten Longevity Symbols" and Uigwehaengnyeoldo .
It also shows images from popular films and dramas such as "Dae Jang Geum," or "Jewel in the Palace," and images of actors Bae Yong-jun and Lee Byung-hun.

Harrods department store opened in 1849 and has an average of 1.5 million vistors a day.
But Lee's installation could be seen by around 6 million visitors, which is the number the store estimates will be walking through its halls during the Olympics.

Lee previously showed his work to international audiences at the G-20 Summit in Seoul, where his works were displayed at the Park Hyatt Hotel
This digial screen exhibition will be on display at Harrods in London's Knightsbridge district until the 25th of the month.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
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