- Holding the 12th World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do
Jeollabuk-do Falling deep into the Smell of Indian Ink in Deepening Autumn
As World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do faces its 12th event this year, this event is held at the International Conference Hall in Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do located in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, from October 12 to November 10
A biennale originated in an Italian word meaning ‘biannually’, that is, ‘every other year’, of which ‘World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do’ is the first calligraphy biennale except international art events.
The biennale of this year focuses on the diversification of participating classes, the expansion of practicality (pragmatism) and application in calligraphy, and activities contributing to communities.
According to this focus, this biennale largely lowers the age groups of biennale invited artists so as to expand the opportunities for young artists. Furthermore, this event exhibits diverse works created by professional calligraphers as well as amateur calligraphers, oriental and occidental calligraphers, and overseas Korean calligraphers.
In addition, this biennale explores and discovers illustrated (pictorial) poems representing specialty products and tourist sites in 14 cities/counties, and so expresses them into calligraphy and publicizes them so that this biennale can contribute to local economic development including linkage to tourist industry.
Information: Team of Art Support, Department of Culture & Art +82-63-280-3307
- Fixing the Attraction of the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2022 to Jeonbuk
- Jeollabuk-do was fixed as the venue for hosting the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2022 at Olympic Museum located in Lausanne, Switzerland, through event bidding presentations and qualification examinations. Jeollabuk-do strongly appealed to the qualification examination for attracting the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2022 for ‘necessarily holding the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2022 in Jeonbuk’ by a total of four criteria, including, (1) experiences and facilities sufficient to host international games, (2) Jeonbuk’s charms as the best travel destination for experiencing Korea, (3) Jeollabuk-do residents’ support for the Asia Pacific Masters Games Jeonbuk 2022, and (4) Korean Government’s guarantee and Jeollabuk-do’ hosting will, so that the 2nd Asia Pacific Masters Games 2022 was decided to be held in Jeonbuk unanimously. With regard to the establishment of its attraction to Jeonbuk, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism expressed, “hosting the Asia Pacific Mas..