The Seoul World Tourist Park, which is also the World Museum of Modern Art, hosts this year’s edition of the prestigious Venice-based Biennale di Venice. Organised in partnership with the Paris-based L’Orient Couture, the world-renowned festival celebrates the art and culture of different parts of the globe. Among the participating architects and designers for this year’s edition of the prestigious exhibition are the renowned South Korean firms OMA, KHAO-art, and Wonha, as well as the Italian and Korean starch-maker Saatchi & Saatchi. There will also be many more from various other countries.
The theme for the Venice-based Biennale was based on the idea that cultures should be seen as a whole, rather than as separate components. As such, the artists representing various parts of the world have been divided into three camps. There are those representing the traditional South Korean themes, which includes the traditional lanterns, landscape paintings, and portraits; there are those representing the modern themes, such as geometric designs, flat colours, and modern paintings; and there are the abstract and geometric designs. The contemporary artists will include architecture, landscapes, and modern art to the mix. At the end of September, the world will be treated to a special exhibition of works by various South Korean contemporary architects during the Venice exhibition, which has been organised in association with the world famous Venice Biennale.
It is anticipated to attract more than twenty thousand visitors, both from within the region and from outside. In line with the Venice World Architecture Festival, the congress will host a series of lectures that will focus on Architectural aesthetics. In addition, there will be a number of master classes given by renowned architects. Other related activities and workshops are also expected to help architects to understand the processes and nuances involved in the creation of a building, including architectural design, construction documentation, building maintenance and safety measures, project management, sustainability, environmental issues, and interaction. The congress is also scheduled to feature a special exhibition featuring award winning works of contemporary architects from around the world.
The Venice exhibit is scheduled to run throughout September and will feature works from various countries. Among the countries who will feature include Korea, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the United States, Canada, and Germany. Among the artists who will feature our Hyundai Star Co Ltd, which is led by Park Hae Sik and Hyong-Chul Lee. The design group of Co comprises Seong-Ki Kim and Chang-Hyeong Kim. The design team of Hyundai consists of Han-Sung Kang, Sang-Woo Kim, and Min-hee Cho. The sculpture of the company was founded by Park Hae Sik, who is an architect specialising in buildings related to sports and leisure.
The Paris exhibition is scheduled to run between September and October. The schedule has twenty-four participating countries. Among the countries that have agreed to participate are Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, India, the Czech Republic, the Venezuela, Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey. Each country will be represented by a different eminent architect. For the first time in over a decade, Iran is also set to participate in the Seoul World Architecture Exhibition.
The upcoming shows in Paris and Amsterdam will mark the anniversary of the passing of the International Telecommunications Regulations. This is a significant event for the industry, as it signals the move towards more open and competitive global practices with regard to telecommunications. As a result of this, Seoul’s culture will gain a huge exposure as the cultural capital of Asia. Presently, there are several world art festivals taking place in Seoul, and one of them is the Venice-Arts Festival. You can find out more about the various upcoming art events taking place in Seoul, through the website of the Seoul City Government.