2020 Jeonnam
International
SUMUK Biennale

Brilliant Monochrome

It means ‘the most beautiful and perfect color’ as the ink
(SUMUK) contains five traditional Korean colors, i.e. blue, yellow, red, white, and black.

Programs

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Educational Program

Domestic Academic Conferences

  • Description : Academic debates involving domestic and international ink artists will be held to discuss the trend of traditional and modern SUMUK and the future developmental direction to be pursued by the JISB.
  • Date
    • [1st] June 3 (Wed.), 2020 at 14:00
    • [2nd] October 14 (Wed.), 2020 at 14:00
  • Venue
    • [1st] ARKO (Arts Council Korea) Artist’s House in Seoul
    • [2nd] SOL BEACH Hotels & Resorts in Jindo
  • Presentation Contents
    • To be announced.
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Educational Program

International Academic Conferences

  • Description : To be announced.
  • Date : To be announced.
  • Venue : To be announced.
  • Presentation Contents
    • To be announced.
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Educational Program

SUMUK Play Classroom

  • Description : A professional education program on ink paintings comprising basic theory on ink paintings, practice of drawing ‘the ten gracious plants’, selection and exhibition of excellent works during the biennale.
  • Period : May ~ July 2020
  • Venue : Six classrooms in Mokpo, Yeosu, Suncheon, Haenam, Yeongam and Muan
  • Target : Elementary school students of the six classrooms of the After School Academies in Jeollanam-do
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Educational Program

SUMUK Humanities Concert

  • Description : Artists and scholars shape the discourse on SUMUK and discuss it with the audience.
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : Mokpo Culture & Arts Center
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Educational Program

SUMUK Academy

  • Description : A professional education program on ink and landscape paintings, including the history of ink art and painting techniques. (Venue: exhibition hall)
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : Mokpo Culture & Arts Center
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Educational Program

SUMUK Youth Residency

  • Description : The residency promotes the creation and sharing of ink artworks by fostering communication and exchange among children, young people and ink artists for a set period.
    ※ Publication of SUMUK artwork catalogue and exhibition of the artworks (at the former Gatbawi Art Gallery) during the period of the JISB 2020.
  • Period : August 2020 (3 days)
  • Venue : Former building of the Gatbawi Art Gallery
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Participatory & Event Programs

Citizens’ Participatory Events Prior to the JISB

  • Description : This event for local residents will be held prior to the JISB 2020 in association with the best restaurants in Mokpo.
  • Period : July 2020
  • Venue : 2 locations (Mokpo and Jindo)
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Participatory & Event Programs

SUMUK Moonlight Concert

  • Description : Regular performances of Gukak (Korean classical music) and classical music held in connection with ink artworks.
  • Period : September 2020
  • Venue : Ullim Sanbang (Art) House in Jindo
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Participatory & Event Programs

SUMUK Starlight Fashion Show

  • Description : Various fashion shows will be held to present clothes designed with the theme of SUMUK (ink artworks).
  • Period : September 2020
  • Venue : Ullim Sanbang (Art) House in Jindo
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Participatory & Event Programs

SUMUK Art Market

  • Description : This program consists of a booth located in the exhibition hall selling local handicrafts and accessories designed with the theme of ink artworks.
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : 1st floor, Mokpo Culture & Arts Center
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Participatory & Event Programs

’I’m a SUMUK Artist, Too!’

  • Description : This experience program provides diverse SUMUK contents such as ink calligraphy, prints, etc.
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : Mokpo Culture & Arts Center, Ullim Sanbang (Art) House in Jindo
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Participatory & Event Programs

5G Art Experience

  • Description :
    • Various 5G-based AR and VR experience programs as well as Photo Zones.
    • Visitors to the JISB 2020 can experience and appreciate SUMUK-themed digital contents inside the 5G experience buses of major telecommunications companies such as LGU+, SKT, etc.
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : Mokpo Culture & Arts Center
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Participatory & Event Programs

SUMUK Media Contest

  • Description : The contest is held to discover and award excellent media works by organizing a SUMUK UCC and Webtoon contest, and to display and promote the winning works during the JISB 2020.
  • Period : January ~ April 2020
  • Venue : Mokpo Culture & Arts Center (The awards ceremony will be held.)
  • Contest Theme : ‘Brilliant Monochrome’ – A New Start for Vivid Monochrome
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Participatory & Event Programs

Artists’ Day in Yeongnam and Honam (southeastern and southwestern regions of Korea)

  • Description : A special occasion designed to bring together SUMUK artists from Yeongnam and Honam.
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : Former building of the Gatbawi Art Gallery, Mokpo
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Participatory & Event Programs

SUMUK Performance

  • Description : Various arts performances, including Butoh, in which an artist create an ink painting on textile using a large brush, a recital by a soprano, a modern dance, etc.
  • Period : September ~ October 2020
  • Venue : Peace Square in Mokpo
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