The 24th Seoul International Art Festival SIAF 2017 is themed “Peace & Love” this year and held at the Chosunilbo Museum from Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 6th to 12th of December 2017. The event was hosted and organized by the World Culture Artists Association, Inc.(WCAA), and managed by the International Creative Artists Association (ICAA) from Republic of Korea. The international art exhibition, SIAF 2017, included different pieces of paintings, sculptures, graphics, ceramics, installations from about 135 artists representing 46 countries, from 6 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The curator of the event was Ms. Bosuk Lee, chairwoman of the World Culture Artists Association, Inc.(WCAA) and president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association(ICAA), as well as a well- known Korean artist. During the festival was also the international academic art seminar 2017 “Antiwar”, at the Induk University(Woonbong Hall) from Seoul.
Like as said, the event of open ceremony took place at the 6th of December 2017, Chosunilbo Museum, 33, Gil 21, Sejongdae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea and 46 countries were represented by their artists; among them from Europe were 15 European Union member states (Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden) and another 6 European countries. The annual event introduces world cultural to the Korean audience, with the participation of some foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul : were there the ambassadors from Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Peru, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, as well as Embassy’s cultural affairs from Egypt and Embassy’s Chief of Mission from Latvia and Romania.
I was very glad to meet at the opening Mr. Costin-Adrian Ionescu, Diplomatic Counsellor – Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Korea, it was a really pleasure both of us.
The 24th Seoul International Art Festival: Chosunilbo Museum, Republic Of Korea, a film by Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu
The film includes:
My presentation about the event as well as the opening ceremony with the participation of some foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul : were there the ambassadors from Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Peru, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, as well as Embassy’s cultural affairs from Egypt and Embassy’s Chief of Mission from Latvia and Romania.
The view of Seoul(one of the world’s largest megacities) panorama from Namsan Mountain and from Panorama Namsan Seoul Tower, from this prominent landmark, who was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea.
The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony at the Gyeongbokgung Palace, considered the most beautiful of the Five Grand Palaces in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty, built at the end of XIV century.
I was proud to be again in Seoul, after 10 years, when I participated in September 2007 at the 16th edition. I was selected and invited to representing Romania also at the 24th edition of the international exhibition SIAF 2017. The participation of the artist Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu at the XXIVth edition of the International Art Festival-SIAF was sponsored by the program “Catena pentru artă (Catena for art)”, my presentation flyer in English was supported by the Romană Art Gallery from Bucharest. Thank you very much!
Article, film (included in the article) and photo reportage by: Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Senior Editor at Culture at the Intell News as well as at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului, material produced during December 14-21, 2017; affiliations: Romanian artist, member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR (also media adviser of AFAPRR Steering Committee) of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union and Visarta, The Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society.