The Famous Korean Calligraphy Master Kim Jong Chil to give an exclusive master-class in Sokolniki Park

On March 15th, 2013, a formal opening ceremony of a new season will be held at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Sokolniki Park. The Oriental Calligraphy exhibition, dominated by masterpieces by Kim Jong Chil, a Korean calligraphy guru, will be a special treat for the lovers of the art of beautiful handwriting.

The master will personally attend the opening ceremony, conducting an exclusive workshop. Kim Jong Chil is one of the most reputed calligraphy masters, participant in many international projects, including the International Exhibition of Calligraphy, prize-winner of national contests, and international jury board member.

In his art, Kim Jong Chil creates a blend of Russian and Korean letters quoting Alexander Pushkin and Leo Tolstoy. These works, dedicated to the unsurpassed artists of the Word, will also be available in Sokolniki. Russian writing reminds Mr. Chil of a song. The Korean master believes the Russian language, like no other, abounds in ideas worth depicting. Another know-how of the master is colour. Traditional Korean calligraphy abides by black but having heard a Russian song, Kim Jong Chil was no longer able to confine his creativity within one colour. One of his works, also on display at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, is dedicated to Viktor Tsoi, a legendary Russian bard.

The official opening ceremony and a calligraphic performance by the Korean master for the officials and the media will start at 03.00 pm on March 15th. The general public will be admitted at 05.00 pm. Kim Jong Chil will conduct an extra workshop on March 17th, (02.00 pm – 04.00 pm). Exhibition entrance fee: 150 RUR; for children, students, museum staff, and schoolteachers: 100 RUR; for people with special abilities, retirees, war veterans, and children under 7: free of charge. Master class entrance fee: 250 RUR.