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Ruby Ticket Reviews: Hallyu! The Korean Wave

In November the V&A kindly gave our Young Talent tickets to Hallyu! The Korean Wave exhibition. Ruby Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A photo of Korean fashion at the A Korean Wave exhibition at the V&A
Hallyu! The Korean Wave at the V&A. Photograph by Leanne (Young Community member)

I really loved it. The museum was easy to get to which was something I was worried about. But the exhibition itself was also amazing, it had a really insightful idea of what the audience already knew and liked about Korea. For instance, the second you walk in a bunch of screens play Gangnam style. But it was also educational about the rise of K-dramas, etc. I was also shocked it had real costumes used in squid games. There was also a massive room all lit up about K-Pop which was super impressive and fun, playing music and showing clips from music videos with outfits the idols wore at the centre.

- Lyra

Great experience. It was amazing to see the effect Korea has had on the West and to be up close to important artefacts.

- Tommy

I wanted to go there for research for my final project and I was able to collect so many reference points for my research and take a lot of photos for it as well. Little things like typography, the way pictures were laid out, clothes, etc all inspired me! I would definitely recommend it.
- Zehra

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, though I wish it was longer/bigger. I loved learning how their history effects so much of what we consume, as well as the reason why things are the way that they are. I think this exhibition is one that everyone should experience at least once, as it would help people to have an open mind on trying/experiencing/enjoying things from different cultures. My favourite thing from the exhibit had to be the fashion, how it all was a mix of trendy, unique and traditional. If I had the chance I would definitely go again.

- Leanne


The exhibition was incredible! It was so insightful and I learned a lot even though I already knew a lot about the Korean wave beforehand. I wanted to go there for research for my final project and I was able to collect so many reference points for my research and take a lot of photos for it as well. Little things like typography, the way pictures were laid out, clothes, etc all inspired me! I would definitely recommend it.

- Zehra


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