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First Lady of South Korea & BTS, Visited KOREAN ACTORS 200, the Photo Exhibition in New York
- Writerby Hwang Heeyun
During the Busan International Film Festival in October, the Same Exhibition Will Be Held at the Cinema Center in Korea.
Kim Jungsook, First Lady of South Korea, and BTS, a singing group that leads a worldwide fandom, visited KOREAN ACTORS 200 New York Photo Exhibition, a promotion campaign for Korean film actors. Their visits took place one after another during the 76th UN General Assembly. On September 21st (local time), the day of the UN General Assembly, with Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hwang Hee, First Lady Kim Jungsook visited the photo exhibition and watched the Korean actors' portraits. On the next day, BTS members, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook visited the exhibition and watched the faces of Korean actors who form another axis of K-wave. It is said that their visit amplified K-wave fans' interest in the photo exhibition and served as the Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture.
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KOREAN ACTORS 200 New York Photo Exhibition, co-hosted by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairperson Kim Youngjin), and the Korean Cultural Center New York, is being held at Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York from September 8 to October 6. At the opening event held on September 8, with the welcome speeches by Jo Yunjeung, Executive Director of Korean Cultural Center New York, and Kim Youngjin, Chairperson of KOFIC, congratulatory message videos from Director Park Chanwook and Actor Kim Yunjin who are already active on the world stage, Actor Im Siwan, Darcy Paquet, the English translator of PARASITE, and Ahn Sungjin, who shot the portraits of the Korean actors in the exhibition, were released and received great responses. You can watch the opening event video of the photo exhibition directly on the KoBiz YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/KoreanFilmBiz) of KOFIC.
The same exhibition in Korea will be held at the Cinema Center under the title, 'THE ACTOR IS PRESENT,' during the Busan International Film Festival, which will kick off on October 6. Kim Youngjin, the chairperson of KOFIC, explained the purpose of the exhibition, "We expect this exhibition to further solidify the status of the Korean actors who are already world-famous as well as to raise awareness of the Korean actors who have been less exposed to the global film industry by serving as a stepping stone for them to enter overseas stages."
Korean Actors 200 Campaign opened its official promotional page (theactorispresent.kr) in March and released 20 participating actors every week, and opened its official Instagram channel (@koreanactors200_official) last month. 『THE ACTOR IS PRESENT』, a book containing the photos and filmographies of the 200 Korean film actors, is being published in September and delivered to film officials around the world.