Young artists from ASEAN dis­play cre­ativ­ity

The Korea Times - - EMBASSY ROW - By Rachel Lee

Young artists from ASEAN coun­tries are in Seoul to show off their work at the Dong­dae­mun De­sign Plaza (DDP) from July 25 to Aug. 20.

The ASEAN Art Ex­hi­bi­tion, or­ga­nized by the ASEAN-Korea Cen­tre, fea­tures 60 art­works, rang­ing from oil paint­ings to in­stal­la­tion art, by 30 young artists from the 10 ASEAN mem­ber states. It is be­ing held with the 2017 Asian Stu­dents Young Artists Art Fes­ti­val (ASYAAF 2017).

“Mark­ing the ASEAN-ROK Cul­tural Ex­change Year and the 50th an­niver­sary of ASEAN, the ASEAN-Korea Cen­tre is or­ga­niz­ing this ex­hi­bi­tion for the first time, with an aim to in­tro­duce re­mark­able art­works by young ASEAN artists and pro­mote the ex­change among ASEAN and Korean artists,” ASEAN-Korea Cen­tre Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Kim Young-sun said at the open­ing cer­e­mony on July 25.

“I hope this ex­hi­bi­tion will not only be a step­ping stone for promis­ing ASEAN artists, but also a good chance for the Korean pub­lic to see their po­ten­tial and pur­chase qual­ity art­works.”

Cam­bo­dian Ambassador and chair­man of the ASEAN Com­mit­tee in Seoul Long Di­manche and diplo­mats from other na­tions’ em­bassies at­tended the cer­e­mony.

One artist from each coun­try was in­vited to Seoul to pro­mote their works through the “Con­ver­sa­tion with Artists” and view other art­works from Asian coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ASYAAF.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion said the artists will meet Korean artists and ex­peri- ence the coun­try’s arts and cul­ture. They also took part in the ASEAN-Korea Art Fo­rum on July 25 and dis­cussed lo­cal art trends, mea­sures to sup­port young artists and ar­eas for fu­ture co­op­er­a­tion be­tween ASEAN and Korea.

Cour­tesy of ASEAN-Korea Cen­tre

Artists from ASEAN mem­ber states pose at the Dong­dae­mun De­sign Plaza in Seoul, July 25.

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