WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
We return to where we first started: Amorepacific’s headquarters. Sans a pressing crowd, we have more liberty to navigate and drink in the artworks that make up the 12th Sulwha Cultural Exhibition. ‘Time Is Gold Is Time’ by Soundance, the golden carousel that was in Monday’s fashion show, beckons us to hop onboard to relive powerful childhood memories. Feeling peckish, we hop to Honeytail Hive by Twothree, which draws parallels between cotton candy’s sticky strands and woven gold. We also break a sweat and a giggle at exhibits 3 and 4: Happyhappy by Com involves tossing beanbags into hoops while Beating Gold by FHHH Friends, a punching game with sandbags, lets us channel our inner Muhammad Ali. Headed by Kim Ki-ho and spanning five generations, gold leaf craft studio Kum Bak Yeon forms the bedrock of the exhibition. That one may discover the traditional golf-leaf technique, a documentary dubbed Golden Swell is played on loop.
Before we know it, Annie is accosting us back to our limousine van. There is pindrop silence on the ride to Seoul Incheon International Airport. Lost in my thoughts, I’m mostly wondering: “What will Sulwhasoo choose as the theme for the 2019 Sulwha Cultural Exhibition?”