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책거리 Chaekgeori

Photo of the main entrance of the Weltmuseum with a guest garden and a large white parasol in front of it
Foto: © Wien Tourismus / Paul Bauer
Photo of the main entrance of the Weltmuseum with a guest garden and a large white parasol in front of it

On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of Austrian-Korean diplomatic relations, Weltmuseum Wien, in collaboration with outstanding Korean artists who created these works in recent years, is showing the exhibition Chaekgeori 책거리: Our shelves, Our selves in three gallery rooms.

In Korea, chaekgeori (Korean: 책거리, translation "books and things") designates a painted arrangement of books, shelves, various objects, and small treasures.
This kind of painting has its origins in the Chinese tradition of collecting things such as the writings of Confucius, scrolls adorned with calligraphy or paintings, ancient ritual vessels, and decorative objects – and in the high esteem accorded them.
Also beloved among Chinese collectors were depictions of flowers and animals, such as butterflies, mandarin ducks, carp, cranes, deer, as well as lotus blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums, peaches, pomegranates, melons, and the citron, Citrus medicus, also known as ‘Buddha’s hand’. These motifs express positive wishes for health, happiness, wealth, and freedom from want. But their depictions are also often playful, inviting their viewers to seek and identify them in the paintings.

Venue

Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna)

Hofburg, Heldenplatz
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Mon. 26 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 01 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

September

  • Mon. 26 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October

  • Sat. 01 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 31 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November

  • Tue. 01 Nov 2022, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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