You don’t need to go to South Korea to view the “Alternative Identities: Masks of ASEAN & Korea” exhibition.

Remember the exhibition introducing intangible cultural heritage related to masks/face painting from Korea and 10 Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnamese hát bội art (with content curated by Hiếu Văn Ngư). After much anticipation, this exhibition has been digitized into an impressive VR 360 version! With just a click, you can enjoy this exhibition. The organizers have reported that the digital version has already attracted over 6000 visitors. Join Cá and be one of the next visitors!

Visit the “Alternative Identities: Masks of ASEAN & Korea” exhibition here.


📍 The “Alternative Identities: Masks of ASEAN & Korea” exhibition (tentative translation) is organized by ICHCAP-UNESCO (International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) and the Korea Foundation ASEAN Culture House (ACH) from April 26 to July 23, 2023. The exhibition will then continue in Andong and Seoul from September 2023.

The exhibition consists of five sections:

  1. Introduction to the origins of masks and the forms of religious (shaman) and entertainment practices using masks.
  2. Legends and masks of Southeast Asia through folk tales.
  3. Introduction to Vietnamese hát bội as a performance art using face-painting techniques (similar to masks).
  4. Introduction to Filipino masks in festivals and contemporary works.
  5. Introduction to Korean Talchum art.

✽ Cultura Fish (Hiếu Văn Ngư): Established in 2020, Cultura Fish is a group dedicated to the research, application, and creation of culture and arts. With a multidisciplinary approach spanning areas such as education, visual arts, music, history and culture, sports, and culinary arts, the activities of Cultura Fish often touch the hearts of participants. Some notable projects include “Hát bội 101,” “Phong hoa ca vịnh,” and educational programs using role-playing storytelling techniques. Additionally, Cultura Fish collaborates with both domestic and international partners like ICHCAP-UNESCO, the British Council Vietnam, and the Asian Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF).

Contact us: 

  • Hà Thúc Đức Tùng (Project Manager) | [email protected] | +84 934 848 800 (Zalo, Whatsapp)