Festival of the Korean script at the Contemporary museum of calligraphy

 Date: March 27 and 28, 2011
Venue: the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Time: March 27 — 13:00
           March 28 — 16:00

On March 27 and 28, 2011 the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, largely supported by the Korean Cultural Centre under the Korean Embassy in Moscow, will host a mini-festival of Korean culture, the main participant of which is Kim Jong Chil, the famous master of calligraphy. This calligrapher is a member of international exhibitions, prize winner of national competitions of Fine Arts in the Republic of Korea, chairman of the jury of many art competitions.

Kim Jong Chil graduated from the Won-Kwang University, Department of Calligraphy in 1995. Later on he underwent his post-graduate studies there. He gives people and the whole world the opportunity to get acquainted with the art of Korean calligraphy, holding solo exhibitions and participating in international exhibitions.

Korean Hangul writing system is a kind of scientific creativity, its distinctive feature being the image of Heaven, Earth, and Man. Calligraphy is an art which through letters and hieroglyphs created the oriental civilization. Since ancient times it has been believed in Korea that an educated person should necessarily be proficient in calligraphy.

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Kim Jong Chil - participant of the International Exhibition of Calligraphy

Kim Jong Chil already gave a master class in our museum in 2009. That time he magically mixed and composed letters of the Russian and Korean alphabets in quotations from Pushkin and Tolstoy. Russian script reminds Kim Jong Chil of a song. The Korean artist is confident that in this language, as in no other, there’s a lot of ideas worthy of encoding in an painting. Another know-how of the master is the color. The traditional calligraphy uses only black ink, but after Kim Jong Chil heard Russian songs, he never ever used only one color again.

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Kim Jong Chil at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy

This year, the Korean artist promises an even richer and more interesting program.

The Festival is going to be opened by the Director of the Korean Cultural Centre and the Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy.


- the Korean Cultural Centre at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Russian Federation
Address: Moscow, Zemlyanoi val Str., 34А, Bld. 1.
Tel.: +7.495.917.93.47, +7.495.917.40.96

- the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Venue: Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre
2, Building 1, Pavilion 7, 5 Luchevoi Prosek (Museum Quarter)

Find more information about the event and book your ticket with the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy administrator:
Lyudmila Tsarikova
Tel. +7.495.728.77.58 (3 button or ext. 499)
Mob. +7.903.125.91.62

Press Service:
Denis Tsukanov, Head of Public Relations Department
Tel.: +7.495.728.77.58, ext. 417
Fax: +7.495.925.34.89

Kim Jong Chil
"Good wishes"


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