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South Korean artist Ran Hwang’s mixed-media installation at the Asian Civilisations Museum weaves
<South Korean artist Ran Hwang’s mixed-media installation at the Asian Civilisations Museum weaves in 500 years of Korea’s Joseon dynasty in an accessible, contemporary take>
The Asian Civilisations Museum has commissioned Ran Hwang to end the exhibition on a sweet note. Scouted by the museum's senior assistant director of audience Bernard Tan, the artist has built on her previous artwork to present another meditative experience: 'Becoming Again; Coming Together', a mixed-media installation that occupies the entire Learning Gallery at ACM. Constructed to complement the blockbuster exhibition, Ran Hwang has added four additional elements: Hanging threads of 50,000 pieces of chili, a projection of a Korean bride and groom, a pair of phoenixes constructed out of five kilometres of string as well as music exclusively composed by Jung Seung Kim, a director of the National Theater of Korea.