The works of Lee Sang, Yun Dong-ju, and Lee Jung-seop, meet at the Blue Chunchu-gwanseo… Special exhibition until January 16th

Following the Blue House Chunchugwan exhibition and the special exhibition of disabled artists in September, the second

works of modern and contemporary writers such as Lee Sang-seop, Yeom Sang-seop, Hyeon Jin-geon, and Yoon Dong-ju, who were active in the Inwangsan area near the Blue House, will be exhibited at the Blue House Chunchugwan. Covers of literary works drawn by artists who worked near the Blue House, such as Lee Jung-seop, Park No-soo, and Chun Kyung-ja, will also be displayed.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on the 14th that it would hold a special literature exhibition, ‘Lee Sang, Sang-seop Yeom, Jin-geon Hyun, Dong-ju Yoon, and Walking through the Blue House’ on the second floor of the Cheongwadae Chunchugwan, along with the National Museum of Korean Literature, Samsung Publishing Museum, and Youngin Literature Museum. The exhibition period is from the 22nd of the coming month to the 16th of the following month .

The special exhibitions are part 1 ‘Hangbo Yeom Sang-seop and Jeongwol Na Hye-seok, walking drunk in the moonlight’, part 2 ‘Binghe Hyun Jin-geon, barefoot in the dark’, part 3 ‘Lee Sang, running through a dead end’, part 4 ‘Yoon Dong-ju, a young pilgrim’s meditation’ ‘, and the fifth part ‘Painters with Literature’.

Yeom Sang-seop was born in Chebu-dong, Jongno-gu, a mountain where middle-class people gathered, and presented works that reflected the consciousness of the middle class in Seoul, such as his representative work ‘Three Generations’. In the special exhibition, along with the covers of ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Three Generations’, the cover illustration of ‘Gyeonwoohwa’ drawn by Na Hye-seok, with whom he met while studying in Japan, will be displayed.

Hyun Jin-gun, a representative writer in the 1920s , settled in Buam-dong, Jongno-gu after serving a prison term for the Japanese flag erasure incident while working as a reporter for The Dong-A Ilbo. He wrote ‘Muyeongtap’ and ‘Heukchi Sangji’ here. 안전놀이터 You can see the cover of ‘Shadow Tower’, ‘Society for Drinking’, and ‘Gaebyeok’ with ‘Lucky Day’.

Lee Sang-eun lived most of his life at his uncle’s house in Tongin-dong, Jongno-gu. This is operated as a memorial hall for the ‘House of Ideals’. The cover of Park Tae-won’s ‘A Day in the Life of Novelist Gubo’, which contains illustrations of Yi Sang, as well as ‘Wings’, which is his representative work and illustrated by himself, will be exhibited.

When he was a student at Yonhee College (currently Yonsei University), Yun Dong-ju lodged at the house of novelist Kim Song in Nusang-dong, Jongno-gu. Currently, this place is still in operation as the ‘Yun Dong-ju Boarding House’. During this time, Yun Dong-ju created ‘Sky, Wind, Stars and Poetry’, a collection of 18 poems transcribed. In the special exhibition, along with the cover of ‘Sky, Wind, Stars, and Poetry’, Baek Seok’s ‘deer’, which is said to have been a favorite of Yoon Dong-ju, will be displayed.

You can also see the covers of literary works by artists who worked near the Blue House. The first issue of ‘Women’s Literature’ bound by Yoon Seok-jung, and Chun Kyung-ja (Okin-dong, Jongno-gu) bound by Park No-soo (Okin-dong, Jongno-gu) will be featured.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, “Mt. Bukaksan, Mt. Inwangsan, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seochon near the Blue House are spaces full of artistic flavors and have been the main backgrounds of art since ancient times.” In this special exhibition, you can meet the traces of the artist and the breath of the artist.” Moon Jeong-hee, director of the National Museum of Korean Literature, said, “The area around Mt. Inwang is the main birthplace of Korean modern and contemporary literature.

During the exhibition period, professional guides (docents) explain the works every day (4 times on weekdays, 6-7 times on weekends). For those who have difficulty viewing the site, ‘ 360 ° virtual reality ( VR ) video’ is released on the National Museum of Korean Literature website ( ), and audio support services are provided for the visually impaired.

The second floor of the Chunchugwan Pavilion, where the exhibition is held, was the space where the President’s press conference and the Blue House spokesman’s briefing were held until the Moon Jae-in administration. This is the second exhibition to be held here, following the special exhibition of disabled artists last September. On September 12 , the last day of his Chuseok holiday, President Yoon Seok-yeol visited this place and watched a special exhibition of disabled artists.

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