2022 <Bird Meets Arts> exhibitions are divided into the first and second stages.
The first exhibition was held from August 4 to August 26 at the Ecological Education Center in Songdo. Visitors enjoyed Mr. Yang Kura’s (Korean installation artist) sculptures of Black-faced Spoonbills that were made of marine waste and driftwood to promote the international importance of conserving wetlands and protecting the natural environment in Yeonsu-gu for Black-faced Spoonbills to breed in stabilized populations and move away from the endangered species status.
We are pleased to invite you to the second exhibition of <Bird Meets Arts> at G-gallery in G-Tower from August 27 to September 2. The exhibition is free-of-charge and open from 10 am to 5 pm.
In this exhibition, the Black-faced Spoonbill sculptures made of marine debris and driftwood will be displayed as in the first exhibition. In addition, video works showing the preparation process of the <Bird Meets Arts> project and works of ‘Imaginary Monsters’ created by participants in the educational program will be exhibited. A total of four video works capture activities, such as wetland cleaning in 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.
Bird Meets Arts Exhibition
The second exhibition has also planned an event for visitors. You can receive goods by writing a review on the memo pad provided in the exhibition hall and uploading a photo of it on Instagram along with the hashtags #CulturalCityYeonsu #EAAFP #BirdMeetsArts.
- Date/Time: 2 September / 2pm (KST)
- Location: G gallery (on 2nd floor of G tower)
- Speakers: Yang Kura (Artist)/ Opening remarks Mr. Minjong Jeon(EAAFP), Mr. Cheol Bin Lim (YSFAC)
- Participants: Participants of 6 Education programs, International organizations in G tower
- Opening remarks
- Music performance by Jeon Yoodong (Participated 2021 Bird Meets Arts project)
- Docent program by Yang Kura
<Bird Meets Arts> is a cooperative project between YSFAC (Yeonsu Foundation for Arts and Culture) and EAAFP (East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership) Foundation. Starting in 2021, <Bird Meets Arts> aims to raise awareness for the importance of migratory waterbirds and their habitats among the general public through creative culture and art activities. The 2021 <Bird Meets Arts> project produced 14 videos with six themes: “Ep1. Migratory waterbirds”, “Ep2. Wetlands”, “Ep3. History”, “Ep4. llustration and CEPA”, “Ep5. Youth“ and “Ep6. Music” in Korean and English respectively. This year’s 2022 <Birds Meets Arts> project has taken place in the form of a series of educational sessions, exhibitions, and workshops.
<Bird Meets Arts> 2022 activities: