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Exhibition opens at Ulsan Petroglyph Museum

last modified Nov 01, 2018 02:34 PM
Co-curated by Dr Liliana Janik, exhibition of White Sea rock art is first of its kind outside of the Russian Federation

Co-curated by Dr Liliana Janik (University of Cambridge) and Mr J. Park (Ulsan Petroglyph Museum), the exhibition "The Land Where the Sun Never Sets", opened on 24 October at the Ulsan Petroglyph Museum in South Korea. This is the first exhibition of White Sea rock art outside of the Russian Federation and presents research led by Dr Janik since the early 2000s.



It focuses on the themes of chronology, terrestrial and marine hunting - including one of the oldest (c. 6000 years old) depictions of whale hunting with harpoon and floats. The exhibition also showcases the experiential art where the morphology of the rock surface is used to mimic the real landscape, reflecting the ski and ski pole prints pecked into the rock.

Finally, it explains the ancient artists' visual tradition by comparing it to the Cubist revolutionary movement in early 20th century Europe. The exhibit combines field recording, rock art rubbings, digitally-generated data and short video clips allowing viewers to explore the research as well as the most ancient art of Northern Europe.

The exhibition runs until 10 February, 2019. 


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