On 2nd September, the <Bird Meets Arts> Closing Reception hosted by the EAAFP Foundation and (Yeonsu Foundation for Arts and Culture (YSFAC) took place in G Tower Gallery, Songdo, Incheon. The first and second exhibitions of <Bird Meets Arts> exhibitions with artwork made with marine debris by the artist and general public, were held from 4th August to 2nd September. The exhibition attracted approximately 150 of the audience.
Closing Reception / ©EAAFP
The Closing Reception began with congratulatory remarks by Deputy Chief Executive of the EAAFP Secretariat, Mr. Jeon Min Jong, and Chair of the YSFAC, Mr. Im Chul Bin. Followed by artist Yang Kura’s presentation of the 2022 programme to produce the artwork with marine debris. A highlight of the receipt include singer-songwriter Mr. Jeon Yu dong, performed music, including a collaborative song with Bowerbird Collective.
A docent program by Artist Yang Kura / ©EAAFP
The EAAFP Foundation held the first exhibition from 4th August to 26th August at the Ecological Education Center in Songdo. Visitors enjoyed Mr. Yang Kura’s (Korean visual artist) sculptures of Black-faced Spoonbills in this exhibition. The sculptures were made of marine waste and driftwood to promote the international importance of conserving wetlands and protecting the natural environment in Yeonsu-gu so that Black-faced Spoonbills could breed in stabilized populations and move away from the endangered species status.
The second <Bird Meets Arts> exhibition was held at G-gallery in G-Tower from 27th August to 2nd September. This exhibition displayed not only Black-faced Spoonbill sculptures made of marine debris and driftwood but also video works that show the preparation process of the <Bird Meets Arts> project and ‘imaginary monsters’ work created by the participants of the educational program. A total of four video works captured activities, such as wetland cleaning on Aam Island, a dance education program on imitating the gesture of the Black-faced Spoonbill, a music education program on making and singing your own Saetaryeong (Korean folk song about various kinds of birds), and an art education program on creating an Imaginary Monster.
During the second exhibition, by writing their feedback to the event on the memo and uploading a photo of it on Instagram (with the hashtags #CulturalCityYeonsu #EAAFP #BirdMeetsArts), visitors could gifts at the exhibition.
<Bird Meets Arts> 2022 activities: