■ Various artworks
are presented to the public in four different sections - photography,
animation, music, and illustration - and encourage public participation
■ Exhibited works
will be released under creative commons licenses and be made vailable for download
September 22, 2011 – Creative Commons Korea presents a culture event titled
“Art Happening: Serendipity Days” from October 18 to 23, 2011.
“Art Happening: Serendipity Days” is a cultural project to experiment an
interaction between art and happenstance – imagining what interesting things
can happen and turning that imagination into reality: Some see their personal
stories inspire the creation of music; some others find their own personalities
translated to animation characters; discarded drawings are displayed in an art
exhibition; and photos are waiting to be found by random visitors at public
Creative Commons Korea organizes the event sponsored by several public bodies
including the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism; the Ministry of
Administration and Security; Korea Association of Information and
Telecommunication; Korea Copyright Commission; and Green on Paper. Art Sonje
also participates in as a partner.
Art Happening consists of four programs categorized by genre: photography,
animation, contemporary music, and illustration. For photography, the
participating nine professional photographers each provide 10 artworks for the
exhibitions to be held in 10 public libraries in Seoul and Gyeonggi province.
Visitors of the libraries will be pleased with a official public photo
exhibition at the library or be able to look for photos hidden between pages of
books. For those who are not able to visit the libraries in person or want more
information, online photo exhibition will also be available at the website from October 11 to
For the animation part, Hong Hak-soon, who won the grand prize at
the Indie-Anifest with “Tittilibou Mr. Manding” in 2011, will premiere his
latest work “Friends of the Whole Universe: The Beauty Salon with instinct.” He
raised about 2,400,000 won from 57 people for this project by using a local
crowdfunding service Tumblbug and created the characters featured in
the animation inspired by some of the contributors, like their avatars.
Names of all contributors are displayed on the film credit while special gifts
including framed illustrations, DVD, original drawings, and T-shirts will be
distributed as tokens of appreciation depending on the donation amount.
The music program is a collaboration of six composers. They asked people via
social networking services to send photos capture their special memories and
then the composers write music based on the photos and stories. This project is
also funded through Tumblbug, which successfully raised 1,970,000 won from
thirty individual sponsors.
For illustration, three illustrators presents a joint exhibition under the
theme of “the Origin of its Birth” at Art Sonje center’s lounge. A number of
study drawings thrown away by the artists will be open to the public, freely on
the floor and walls of the lounge.
All the works produced for the festival “Art Happening: Serendipity Days” will
be released under creative commons licenses selected by the authors. More
details are available at its website
written by Soohyun Pae (@dreamdrawing)