October 13, 2010 12:47
An exhibition of caricatures of the leaders of the world's top developed and emerging nations will travel around Seoul as the city prepares to host the G20 Summit next month.
The first leg from Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 is the square of the N Seoul Tower in Mt. Nam, the second leg on Nov. 3-4 in the National Assembly building, and the third leg from Nov. 5 to 12 in the Children's Grand Park. The organizers are negotiating to show the drawings at the actual venue of the G20 Summit, the COEX exhibition hall in Samseong-dong.
They were drawn by Cho Won-haeng, a professor at Mokwon University, who spent three months studying the characteristics, hobbies and quirks of his subjects.
The exhibition is organized by the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON) with support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. KOMACON said the aim is "to bring out the humorous and likeable side of the leaders" in order to lighten the summit atmosphere.
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