Together with South Korea to G20, such an honour for our team!
The most important event of the year was certainly our participation at the G20 in Rome along with the South Korean government. At the request of the Korean Embassy and of the Korean Cultural Institute, with whom we have been working for quite some time, we have organised the meeting of the Unification Minister Lee In-Young with the Italian press as well as the opening ceremony for the exhibition “The Cross of Peace” on the Two Koreas, in the Church of St Ignatius of Loyola, attended by the President of Korea Moon Jae-In and the First Lady.
It was a great honour for the whole Encanto team as well as a very exciting experience that will be forever remembered in the history of our agency.
The idea of the press event and President Moon’s visit revolved around a very original exhibition, “The Cross of Peace”, an installation of 136 crosses made by melting down the barbed wire from the DMZ (the strip of land across the Korean Peninsula serving as a buffer zone between South and North Korea). For further information on the subject, it was possible to access documents and videos on both the Korean Demilitarised Zone and the creation of the artwork and its significance.
The aim of the exhibition was to highlight the value and importance of peace in the Korean peninsula by recalling how South and North Korea have been divided by fences for 68 years, and to stimulate worldwide interest by raising awareness of the need to achieve lasting peace. The artwork was created by Kwon Daehun, professor of sculpture at Seoul National University. He was assisted in its installation by Son Hyeon Sook, a former lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.