The District is hosting a Korean pop culture exhibition featuring BTS, Oscar-winning movie Parasite, and more, through virtual and augmented reality from May 27 to June 9.
Organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency and the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Korea: Cubically Imagined is held at the Korean Cultural Center DC, located at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue NW.
The exhibition combines digital technologies like 3D, AI, and 5G with virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and Metaverse in order to tell stories of various genres in a creative way.
Virtual spaces presented at the event include BTS performances, parts of the Academy award-winning Parasite, the National Museum of Korea’s digital Royal Procession with the People, FLOWER by digital media company d’strict, and more.
It previously took place in a number of cities around the world such as Paris, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beijing and New York.
“Korea: Cubically Imagined generates new creative narratives by transcending outdated boundaries between East and West, tradition and innovation, music and film, art and architecture, and past and future, reminding us to consider the universal values of humanity based on Korea’s historical, cultural, and social heritage,” according to the event brief.