Peanut comic's popular pup visits
Snoopy, a character who crosses generational boundaries, has come to Busan. The "Snoopy Korea Special Exhibition" is held at the KT&G Sa-ngsangmadang gallery until Sept. 11.
Paint the Moon by Seo Hyung-in.
Charles Schultz created "Peanuts" in 1950. He solely wrote and drew the comic for 50 years before his death in 2000. Since its inception, the strip has been adapted into animations, film, music and theater. The main character, Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy, established themselves as icons for displaying a child's perspective of society.
The exhibition was prepared to share humanity's dream of space. To this extent, Korean artists have reinterpreted Snoopy through a philosophical lens. Approximately 60 artworks from 13 contemporary Korean artists are displayed. In addition to sculptures and installations, guests can meet the characters through various other mediums such as media art and fashion design.
Maya by Park Seung-mo.
"Maya," a piece created by artist Park Seung-mo, shows what Snoopy would look like if he took his first steps in space. Fashion designer Seo Hyung-in created Peanut's inspired costumes entitled "Paint the Moon." Lastly, a work by MLH combines Snoopy and a swarm of stars. Journey through space with the Apollo-inspired beagle.
Tickets are 15,000 won for adults and 12,000 won for children and teenagers. Reservations can be made on the Interpark website (ticket.interpark.com).