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2018 JEJU ART FAIR SCREENING SESSION RESULT

Screening Session

Date 3PM, July 18th, 2018
Venue Jeju Art Fair Operating Committee
Examiner    Professor Kang Min-Seock, Jeju National University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Sculpture
                Professor Lee Chang-Hee, Jeju National University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Korean Painting
                Professor Yang Kyeong Sig, Jeju National University, Department of Art Education, Painting

Artists

Artist and Yeogwan
Hong Jinsuk, Kang Sooyeon, Kazusa Abe, Lee Sang Hong, Park Seong Jun, Seo Yu Jin, Shusuke Nishimatsu
Young Artist Art Market
Baek Ju Hyun, Cho Haesol, Choi, Jae-ryung, Hanam Woo, Hitomi Ikeda, Jeong Jaehun, Jeong-Im Jang, Kim Ga eul, Kim In Ji, Kim Seungmin, Ko Hye Ryung, KUNG KUNG, Lee Misung, Lim Jiyoun, Noh Hye In, Park Sohyun, Park Jun-seok, Rhee Syung Joo, Seulkee Seo, Yi Jeong-Sik, Young-mi Moon

Commentary

Professor Kang Min-Seock, Jeju National University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Sculpture

On the screening session of 2018 Jeju Art Fair, 52 artists participated in total. 16 artists applied on the ‘Artist and Yeogwan’ Project and 36 artists applied on Young Artist Art Market. While the entries submitted was small in number compared to the previous year, the quality of the works is advanced. This could be considered as the positive sign which shows the discreet attitude of the artists on applying Jeju Art Fair as its unique and experimental theme is firmly settled.

Most of the art works submitted for the application were qualified with processing and final work. In turn, it was truly difficult to select the restricted number of artists. The performance capacity of each project was most valued on the screening session.

Last but not least, I would like to send congratulations to the artists participating on 2018 Jeju Art Fair.


Professor Lee Chang-Hee, Jeju National University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Korean Painting

Participating on the screening session of 2018 Jeju Art Fair, I received the impression that the concept of the Jeju Art Fair become even more solid and firm as it greets the 5th anniversary. And continuously, the art works submitted were unique and various in field.

At its early age, Jeju Art Fair was artwork-centered-exhibition. As the time passed, its theme is changed and developed, Jeju Art Fair is now divided into two parts, Young Artist Art Market and ‘Artist and Yeogwan’ Project. The ‘Artist and Yeogwan’ Project demands its artist to show their own interpretation on the placeness of Jeju old town with newly produced artwork. Selected artists showed their work intention which correlate with the theme of the project, ‘Artist and Yeogwan’.

One notable point of 2018 Jeju Art Fair Screening Session is that the entries were varied in fields including a large number of painting works. This time, the entries showed even more unique approach compared to the previous years. Among the entries which meet the theme of this year, there were artists who previously participated on Jeju Art Fair. Also, the artists who had participated on numerous different art events applied on 2018 Jeju Art Fair. It shows that the influence of Jeju Art Fair is expanded.

I anticipate to continuously meet many artists who presents their brilliant idea and approach under the unique theme of Jeju Art Fair.


Professor Yang Kyeong Sig, Jeju National University, Department of Art Education, Painting

While the number of the application submitted for the ‘Young Artist Art Market’ decreased, the art works correspond to the theme of Jeju Art Fair are rather increased in number. Most of the entries were presenting unique approach of the young artists. Since the screening session was conducted under the strict equity for hours, I believe competent and qualified artists were selected. Presenting the works at the old town of Jeju could be the unique and attractive experience for the artists. Imagine the harmony that old town and art would make. What a combination!

Succeeding the last year, various artists applied on ‘Artist and Yeogwan’ Project. However, as the last year’s age restriction, above the age of 40, is abolished and now opened for the every age range, many young artists attempted on ‘Artist and Yeogwan’ Project. It was hard to select restricted number out of the entries which varied in fields and age. While the entries were varied in every field; painting, video work and installation, many works were adapting the visual media.

Jeju Art Fair started with its original concept of fusing the art with old town and its local residence even under the practical difficulties, general recession of art market and regional threshold being located in Jeju. Therefore, I believe Jeju Art Fair which continuously held welcoming its 5th anniversary this year would keep on seeking its evolutive future.

Lastly, I hope the artists to fully understand the aim of 2018 Jeju Art Fair and perform their great capacity through the works.