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  • The Seoul Museum of Art Will Hold a Special Exhibition Called, ‘The Earth from Above – It’s My Home.’

  • SMG 2061

    The Seoul Museum of Art will hold, “The Earth from Above – It’s My Home.” by aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a world-renowned aerial photographer, on the second and third floors of the museum’s main building from December 15, 2011 to March 5, 2012.

    The Earth from above

    The exhibition will feature photos and videos by the world-famous aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, which will be on display with essays by former Culture Minister Lee Eo-ryung. This is a high-end art exhibition that integrates photographic works of art and critiques on civilization and the love of the earth. It will premiere for the first time in the world in Korea.

    The event is an exhibition with stories that display a new paradigm of civilization for the 21st Century. It will be convened as a showcase that presents an “Earth of Hope” through communication between human-beings and nature, human-beings and animals, and human-beings with each other.

    Animals - our other friends

    More than 220 works of art by Yann will be on display, including approximately 120 pieces on the earth, 30 on Korea, and 70 on animals. Visitors will also have a chance to view “Home” a movie that was produced with aerial photos.

    The exhibition will be comprised of four themes, namely: The earth from above – Images of earth; Korea from above – The rediscovery of Korea; Animals – our other friends; and the movie, “Home.”

    Yann’s photos are created in a way that “allows the earth to speak,” rather than having the photographer or audience members talk, and that “encourages animals to speak.” This chorus of all these living organisms will guide us to deeply reflect on humanity and the earth.

    Meanwhile, the opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place in the main building of the Seoul Museum of Art at 5 pm on December 15. In attendance at the ceremony will be Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and former Culture Minister Lee Eo-ryung.

    ※ Seoul Museum of Art: “The Earth from Above – It’s My Home.” by aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    ※ Web-link: http://seoulmoa.seoul.go.kr/global/exhibitions/exhibitionsView.jsp?seq=240&sLangCode=02