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Launch of the France in Korea Year

With a concert by -M-, a Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit, French Tech Hub in Seoul, Leaders Forum, and more, the opening week of the France in Korea Year is highlighting creation and innovation in its program.
While the Korea in France Year has been in full force since September 2015, the Institut français, in partnership with the French Embassy in Seoul and the Korean Organization Committee of the France-Korea Year, is launching the France in Korea Year through an inaugural week abounding in events, on March 21-26, 2016.
With nearly 200 events on the program up until December 2016, the France in Korea Year will be offering to both the general public and specialists events in the realms of culture, economy, academic and scientific cooperation, education, tourism, gastronomy, sports, exchanges between regions and cities, etc.
The 2015-2016 France-Korea Year is celebrating 130 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It demonstrates the willingness on the part of both parts to intensify and broaden their relations, enhance their wealth and diversity of exchanges resolutely directed toward the future.

Opening Week

So French Délices, French gastronomy festival in Seoul, ‘‘Street food’’
Place de Gwanghwamun, Seoul (subject to change)
March 21-26, 2016
Contemporary Art
Élégie de la traversée, Séoul de 1982 à 2015 (Elegy of the Crossing, Seoul from 1982 to 2015), exhibit by Françoise Huguier
Seoul History Museum
March 22-May 29, 2016
L’Empire des Lumières, Kim Young-ha 
Directed by Arthur Nauziciel
Myeongdong Theater, Seoul
March 4-24, 2016
L’Âge du temps (title subject to change), creation of José Montalvo with the National Dance Company of Korea
Korea National Theater, Seoul
March 23-27, 2016    
Intellectual debate
Franco-Korean Leaders Forum
Shilla Hotel, Seoul
March 24, 2016
Economy and Innovation
Launch of the French Tech Hub, Seoul
Yello Mobile of Seoul
March 24, 2016
Education & Research
  • Day of France in the schools and universities of Korea, alongside the Korea in France Day
March 24, 2016
  • Launch of the ‘‘Youth Innovation’’ Contest
High schools of Seoul
March 24, 2016
  • French participation in the Korea Study Abroad Fair
Busan, March 24, then Seoul, March 26-27, 2016
-M- Concert
Hyundai Card Understage, Seoul
March 24, 2016
Series of Lectures
“Créative France”, inaugural lecture by Dominique Perrault
Kyobo Building, Seoul
March 25 2016
“La Planète mode de Jean-Paul Gaultier: de la rue aux étoiles’’ (The Fashion Planet of Jean-Paul Gaultier: from the Street to the Stars’’)
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul
March 26-June 30, 2016 

Photograph above : -M- concert poster, on stage on March, 24, 2016 (Hyundai Card Understage, Seoul)
  •   -M- Concert  
  •   « La Planète mode de Jean-Paul Gaultier : de la rue aux étoiles »  
  •   "Élégie de la traversée, Séoul de 1982 à 2015", exhibit by Françoise Huguier