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29/03 - 02/06/2013

White&White: a dialogue between Korea and Italy

Type: Applied Arts

The exhibition aims to shed a new light on the relationship between two distant cultures meeting on the language and idea of the colour white

The exhibition White & White: Dialogue between Koreaand Italy presents a convergence of two cultures on the color of white and its creative examination of it. As in the late 50’s, the works from the exhibition traces an imaginary, monochromatic line that connects the West and the East.  White & White also offers a space for delving into the two cultures that are on the threshold of remarkable social changes.

The exposition began as a reflection on the different artistic and historical value of western avant-garde in relation to figuration and to the concept of void in Korean traditions. Aside from the traditional Korean aesthetics on white, the Korean scholars of art recognize the artistic movements of the West and Japan from the early 1950s and 1960s as an important influence on the Korean monochromatic tendencies of the 1970s, in which the Korean artists have found a way to incorporate the elements from the West and their local roots. White & White retraces this history and examines the connection among Italy’s Arte Povera, America’s Minimalism, and Japan’s Monoha.


Museo Carlo Bilotti
Opening hours

from March 29 to June 2, 2013
- Tuesday to Friday: from 10.00 to 16.00 (last admission at 15.30)
- Saturday and Sunday: from 10.00 to 19.00 (last admission at 18.30)
- Monday: closed.

Entrance ticket

Adults: € 8,00;
 Concessions: € 7,00;
 Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID:
 Adults: € 7,00;
 Concessions: € 6,00;
 Free of charge to the visitors provided for by the current legislation.
 10% discount on food and beverage at the Casina del Lago coffee bar by showing the Museum ticket purchased on the same day.
Concessions and Free of Charge: Conditions

Booking: tel. +39 060608 (daily, from 9:00– 21:00).

Groups: (max 25 visitors): A booking service (without guided tour) is available for groups, for an additional fee of € 25,00. The booking fee does not include the cost of the museum entrance tickets. Guided tours are also available either for the museum and/or exhibition: admission tickets and booking fee are required.
Educational resources for all

Schools (max 25 pupils/students): advance booking is required for the admission. Guided tours are available (advance booking is required). 
Didactic program for schools

Booking for individual visitors is available only when purchasing online tickets. If you book in advance you can skip the line by going directly to the 
ticket window.


Infoline: tel. +39 060608 (daily, from 9:00– 21:00).

Further information

Promoted by:  Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico di Roma Capitale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; Embassy of the Republic of Korea


Museum Services: Zètema Progetto Cultura

With the contribution of: Acea; Banche Tesoriere di Roma Capitale (BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, UniCredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena); Finmeccanica; Il Gioco del Lotto; Vodafone.

With the technical assistance of

Atac; La Repubblica

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