There is a piece of good news for all you k-pop fans out there. This year, at Expo 2020 Dubai, Korean art, tech and music will be at their finest. Consul-General of the Republic of Korea, Moon Byung-Jun, said, “We are bringing popular K-Pop stars to Dubai and there will be weekly performances. Some of the bands, like Stray Kids, have millions of followers in the region, and they will perform at the Expo.” A k-pop band with about 34 million followers on social media, Stray Kids has been appointed as the ambassador for the Korean pavilion.
“Dubai is renowned for its world’s first, biggest and tallest attractions and achievements. And we have many things in common. Both Korea and Dubai don’t have many natural resources. But in the last two decades, our countries have witnessed huge development. Both of us have overcome many difficulties using our creativity, innovation and technological prowess,” said Moon. “We have strong bilateral relations, especially with our involvement in building the Barakah Nuclear power plant. The Expo will help expand on these ties.”
When it comes to the Korean pavilion, it is something very extraordinary. “It is highly creative and future-oriented. We have the fifth-biggest pavilion at Expo and is located in the Mobility District. True to our theme ‘Smart Korea, Moving the World to You’, we will be showcasing Korea’s tech prowess to the world,” said Moon. Architect Moon Hoon, who designed the pavilion using 1590 rotating cubes which are both analogue and digital said, The cubes react and move according to a software programme. So, it can be a face, an image, a text. Visitors do not need to enter the pavilion to experience it. The exterior is like an art installation itself.”