“This exhibition is actually celebrating the vibrant and colourful popular culture from South Korea from its inception to its place on the global stage,” curator Rosalie Kim told Reuters at a preview on Wednesday (Sep 21).
Greeting visitors is the pink jacket singer Psy wore in the music video for his 2012 mega hit Gangnam Style. Other outfits on display include ensembles worn by G-Dragon and K-pop groups ATEEZ and Aespa as well as colourful designer creations.
From the world of television, there are costumes from historical dramas as well as the recognisable pink boiler suits and a green tracksuit from Squid Game.
The Parasite bathroom replica is the first time the set from the protagonist Kim family’s basement flat has been recreated, with the museum working closely with the film’s production designer Lee Ha-jun.
Other items on display include photographs, posters, record covers and K-pop fan banners. Visitors can also take part in an interactive K-pop dance challenge.
“Hallyu! The Korean Wave” opens on Sep 24 and runs until June.