The Royal Norwegian Embassy Seoul is every year allocated funds for cultural purposes, with the aim of promoting Norwegian culture in South Korea. Supporting a modern and positive view of Norway in South Korea is a main priority, especially within the fields of literature, architecture and design, and music. When considering the applications, emphasis will be put on achieving a good mix

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Agnes II (Norway 2011). 
Photo: © Karoline Hjort & Riitta Ikonen/ Eyes as Big as Plates.

The Norwegian-Finnish duo, Karoline Hjort and Riitta Ikonen, concluded their productive stay in South Korea with a talk in Seoul. The exhibition opens in Pyeongchang in September on the 27th of September, and will be open until the 31st of October.

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Norwegian Books at Seoul International Book Fair . 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The 22nd Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), organized by the Korean Publishers Association, took place last week June 15-19 at Coex. This was the first time the Norwegian Embassy participated in the book fair.

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On the 2nd of September until 22nd of November 2015 the Gwangju Design Biennale will have NORDIC SPIRIT as a special theme for the exhibition.

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some examples of Norwegian books recently translated into Korean. 
Photo: NORLA.

Several Norwegian authors will participate in a range of event at this year’s Seoul International Book Fair.

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Preview of the Norwegian movie

Wednesday June 29, the Norwegian Embassy arranged a preview of the Norwegian movie “The Wave” at Lotte World Cinema in Seoul in collaboration with Heestory Film.

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Chilrdrens' book exhibition at Korea Foundation Gallery. 
Photo: Ane Bermudez.

Yesterday, Tuesday 26 April, was the opening ceremony for Korea Foundations’ exhibition called “Encounter the World through Children’s Books”. The exhibition takes place at Korea Foundation Gallery until June 8th.

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Photo: Norla.

Due to health concerns regarding the MERS virus, the book fair has regrettably been postponed until 5-11 October.

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Photo: Font Forlag.

South Korean novelist Hwang Sok-Yong visits Norway in relation to his newest novel having been translated into Norwegian.

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