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A 150-meter-long (492-foot-long) ink painting in traditional East Asian style by Korean artist Moon Bong-sun has been installed along the curved wall of Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who recently passed away. The painting, titled “Gangsanyeohwa” or “Picturesque Scenery,” depicts Baektudaegan, or the range of mountains from Mount Baektu to Mount Jiri on the Korean Peninsula. Visitors can view the painting while reclining on the special chairs designed by Jihoon Ha, to follow the tradition of wayu in Korean or woyou in Chinese, which means “traveling in nature while lying down in a room.” It is the traditional way of viewing East Asian landscape paintings. The exhibition, titled “Baektudaegan: Wayu,” continues through May 29. [SEOUL DESIGN FOUNDATION]
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