About 'the horizon of relationships' ... Reasons to attract attention at the International Photo Festival

Reporter Ham Young-hoon, Korea Herald Business, May 12, 2020

As the corona situation in Korea entered the 'pick up' phase, it shows the current point of view of the rapidly changing modern photographic arts as the 4th Industrial Revolution era, and you can carefully predict the future changes. The 7th Korea International Photo Festival will be held at the Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center on the 17th and 23rd with the theme of 'The Horizons of relations'. In the main exhibition, which re-examines serious questions and reflections on the life of the 21st century today, the era of 'relationship', Ryan Schude, Katerina Belkina, Rania Matar, and Lace Phone Through the relationship between Lais Pontes and others, it reminds us of the messages of human origin from the same generation. In particular, changes in people's value judgments due to corona events, instinct to connect with each other, communication with LAN lines, emergence of new powers that have formed a backward imagination and wise social relations of existing developed countries, my neglect and aversion to others, personal It was a time of exploring the value conflict of the value community, the rediscovering of unchanging precious relationships and values, and exploring the horizons of new relationships based on this, so the gaze of looking at this photo festival is different.


In the special exhibition, Sang-Woo Ko, Jin-Hee Kim, Jae-Gap Lee, and Won-Sik Won will participate in the theme of 'relationship.' Whether they are social animals or not, they consider the complex and diversified sociality of a series of events that occur during relationships.


In the 'Viewfinder of KIPF', which consists of three sections: Korean Sex Search, Choice 2020, and Portrait of the Era, Koenjae, Niko de la faye, Kim Byeong-tae, Kim Young-jae, Kim Yong-hwan , Yeo Sang-hyun, Eun-suk Yoon, Cheol-gyu Jang, and Ryu-gyu Ryu can look into the eyes of the artists who have looked through the viewfinder with consistent long breathing.


In particular, KOREA PHOTO, a photo fair, allows you to examine the colorful spectrum of 18 artists armed with unique colors, and the exhibited works can be purchased in the field through dialogue with the artist. Also worth noting is the 'All that Photobook', which exhibits colorful and photo collections that show the harmony of organic photographs from strong works.


Art director Yang Jeong-a said, “'The horizon of relationships' is a question of how we form and change relationships in a complex and diversified modern society, and at the same time, it offers a variety of perspectives on relationships, which means the meaning of our lives and human relationships that have changed. "It will be a chance to reflect on it again."

The Korea International Photo Festival is a photo and visual arts festival held in Seoul every year. The organizer explained that it is presenting the direction of photography culture through the thought of change and innovation in order to deliver a novel, dynamic, and clear message.


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