Delight is a new multimedia exhibition about the past, present and future of the South Korean capital

A slice of Seoul has in London as Delight, an exhibition about the city’s heritage and culture, is open. The show has been produced by Seoul-based artist Gyoungtae Hong and director Younsook Im, and curated by Daehyung Lee, as a way for Londoners to experience Seoul in a new way – or for the first time.

The exhibition is designed to be fully immersive and will be presented as a series of multimedia installations. Expect to see 12 large-scale pieces that represent Korean deities, distinctive landmarks (such as Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbok Palace), and contemporary cultural hubs. The works exhibited will include major digital displays, including one comprising 631 glowing lights, but there’ll also be excerpts from works of literature that tell stories of the city’s history, life, and identity.

About the exhibition, Gyoungtae Hong says, “I am excited to present an exhibition that seamlessly integrates Seoul’s ancient myths, legends, a millennium-spanning history, and its contemporary urban landscape against the backdrop of London’s Victorian railway heritage. Going beyond traditional dichotomies, this experience merges analogue and digital realms, playing with light and shadow, and bridges past, present and future to illuminate a path to a brighter tomorrow. Delight is a story about the coexistence of duality.”

Until Sun 16th June 2024
Borough Yards, Stoney St, London SE1 9AD