The second part will provide space to explore Korea’s history, language, traditional music and performances. “The Royal Procession with the People” as well as other pieces of cultural heritage will also be on display, reimagined from the National Museum of Korea using the latest immersive technology.
The third section of the exhibit will showcase the country’s iconic immersive content. For instance, the Seoul-based spatial UX design company d’strict will present iterations of “Beach,” “Wave” and “Flower.”
Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, UNESCO’s assistant director-general for culture, said the exhibition will show the importance of culture and creativity for sustainable development in the COVID-19 era.
During the closing speech at the 8th Conference of Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, he said that the VR exhibition of “Parasite” and BTS’s concert will connect with viewers around the world and commemorate the International Year of Creative Economy.
“We hope our immersive content, which capture imagination from films, music and contemporary art, will provide comfort and hope to people around the world who are experiencing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19,” a KOCCA official said.
The exhibition will run from July 6 to 16 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and will reopen at the Korean Culture Center in Paris on July 20 for a month.
Reservations for in-person visits will be available on the website starting June 14.