The ASEAN Culture House (ACH) and theKorean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) are pleased to present the winningentries of two art contests held in celebration of 2021 as the Mekong-ROKExchange Year.The ACH contest, “ASEAN in Korea, Koreain ASEAN,” features visual design artworks in diverse formats and techniquesthat present messages on ASEAN-ROK harmony, respect for one another’s cultures,and hopes for the future, all surprisingly similar despite their differentorigins.
The MOFA photography contest, “Mekong inKorea, Korean in Mekong,” spotlights ASEAN’s five Mekong countries (Cambodia,Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam). Featured photographic worksnostalgically remind us of a time before the COVID-19 pandemic, during whichthe peoples of Korea and the Mekong region freely interacted face to face. Thevividness of the memories of active, fulfilling Mekong-ROK exchanges presentedin these photos gives us hope that we will soon be able to meet—inperson!—again.
Until we meet again, may the artworkspresented here help us stay optimistic in our current circumstances andreinforce the power of Korea and ASEAN’s shared vision.
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