Last year proved to be another milestone year for KCulture in the Philippines as it saw countless concerts, fan meets, events, gatherings, exhibitions, collaborations, and activities, for the year especially marked the 70th anniversary of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Korea.
In a study conducted by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), a government agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), among 10,000 respondents from 20 countries, the Philippines, one of the seven countries included in Korea’s New Southern Policy, ranked first in terms of areas where South Korea has the highest positive image with a score of 97.4 percent.
Last 2019, Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea both spearheaded unique activities that gathered huge support and audiences. Most recently, some 2,652 individual visited the ‘Korean Life Aesthetics’ exhibit, which ran for two months and ended last January 31, 2020 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The exhibit showcased the exceptional skills and contemporary art pieces of the Korea Crafts and Design Foundation, as set in a “Hanok” or a traditional Korean house. Meanwhile, the ‘Korean Contemporary Artists’ Association exhibit’ is still running at the same venue and will continue highlighting Korea’s modern take on art until February 28, 2020.
KCulture supporters can expect more than music, food, performance, and all things Hallyu as KCC will be kicking off its 2020 events with something new yet very much popular among Filipinos—a K-Beauty event. Expect to know the tips and tricks on getting that healthy luminous skin this Summer from renowned skin care experts and beauty gurus, as well as some fun games and activities in ‘Chok Chok Korea’ this April.
Following the K-Beauty event, KCC will bring the K-Pop fans together at the ‘K-Street Festival’ with two-days’ worth of activities meant to expand the understanding of Korea and its rich culture. Gathering around 3,500 audience members and more than 1,000,000 combined views on KCC’s social networking sites last year, the Filipinos’ own talent and interpretation of Korean culture will take front and center anew in the following events: ‘Global Taste of Korea’ in June, ‘Pinoy K-Pop Star’ in July, and the ‘Phil-Kor Festival’ in September.
The ‘Korean Film Festival’ and KCulture Day also known as ‘Guerilla K-Night,’ will also be returning bigger and stronger this year in September and December, respectively, as a platform where the Filipinos are assured of a free platform where they can appreciate, relate, and be entertained by the Korean culture.
After educating and bringing Korea closer to a total of 24,000 students in Luzon last year, the Korean Culture Caravan will be returning to bring the free KCC experience booths, film screenings, and arts tutorials to seven other schools that have adopted the Special Program in Foreign Language-Korean Language Training program this year.
A packed year filled with exciting and informative events await all the old and new KCulture supporters this 2020!
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