Exhibition Period: November 14ᵗʰ - 17ᵗʰ, 2019
Opening Reception: November 13ᵗʰ, 04:00pm - 08:00pm
Hours of Operation: November 14ᵗʰ - 16ᵗʰ, 11:00am - 7:30pm
November 17ᵗʰ, 11:00am - 06:00pm (Last admission 1 hour before closing)
Started in 2008 with the goal of developing art in Daegu and becoming a world-class art fair, Daegu Art Square marks the 12th anniversary, celebrating its remarkable growth and development. We are pleased to be holding one of the most meaningful and the largest art fairs in rural regions.
The top-class art festival, Daegu Art Square, is the only cultural event in Korea that has integrated ‘Daegu Art Fair,’ which seeks to develop a new art market and pursues growth, and ‘Youth Art Project,’ which shows the experimental and earnest art works by outstanding young artists.
With more than 100 galleries at home and abroad, over 700 artists, and 4,500 artworks, this year’s event not only expands the art market in Daegu drastically but also unlock the new potential for the current art circle.
Moreover, we have prepared various programs such as special exhibitions, exchange exhibitions, and additional events for a number of itizens and art lovers.
Daegu is the core of Korean modern art. Being the center of culture that has significantly affected the Korean art, the city is the hometown of the genius painters of the modern art world, Lee In-sung and Lee Quede, and where the master of Korean watercolor Seo Dong-jin was active.
We will exert effort in developing Daegu into a central, global city of culture and art and contributing to the development of local economy through this year’s Art Square.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the gallery representatives and artists for exhibiting their valuable works at the event and Mayor Kwon Young-jin of Daegu Metropolitan City and other officials for showing a lot of interest and affection for the successful event. I also would like to thank Chairmen of the Daegu Art Fair and Youth Art Project Ahn Hye-ryung and Lee Jeom-chan, committee members, and other organizing staff for their effort to make this exhibition special, as well as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, sponsors, and officials from companies and media for supporting this event.
I hope you enjoy the feast of beautiful art at 2019 Art Square in the colorful cultural and artistic city of Daegu. Thank you.
- Nam Sung-hee | Chairman of 2019 Daegu Art Square Organizing Committee