The 10th Gwangju Design Biennale, which offers a bird’s eye view of domestic and international design trends, will be held at the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Center and around Gwangju from September 7 to November 7 under the theme of ‘Meet Design’.
“We have organized the exhibition content so that visitors from home and abroad can visit and enjoy art and differentiated design to the fullest, we will do our best to promote internationalization based on the various project experiences and know-how we have accumulated over the years.” said Ken-Nah, the general director of the Gwangju Design Biennale.
This year, we have prepared four thematic pavilions, including Technology, Lifestyle, Culture, and Business. “The most important keyword in design is ‘relationship,’ and we wanted to showcase global design trends by focusing on the connectivity of the four pavilions,” said Nam Hwa-jeong, a professor of design at Chonnam National University, who was in charge of visual direction for the biennale.
The Cheongju Craft Biennale Organizing Committee has announced the 12th Cheongju International Craft Competition. The competition will be open from March 31 to May 7.
The competition will be held in two areas: a contest for works that can present the contemporaneity and future of crafts, and the Craft City Lab, a contest for plans such as craft research, urban planning, exhibitions, and projects to discover planners in the craft field. The total prize money is 143 million won, and the winners will receive trophies and certificates. In addition, all the winners will be exhibited during the 2023 Cheongju Craft Biennale and a book will be produced. The winners of the Craft City Lab will have their projects displayed in the form of a literature exhibition.
Launched in 1999, the Cheongju Craft Biennale is an international comprehensive art event that encompasses all fields of crafts and is held every two years. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious biennale, with more than 3,000 artists from more than 60 countries participating and 300,000 visitors each time.
The 13th Cheongju Craft Biennale will be held from September 1 to October 15, 2023, at Cheongju Craft Biennale Exhibition hall and Select Locations in Cheongju City with the theme “THE GEOGRAPHY OF OBJECTS- Living in the Net of Biophilia”.