Land of the Pacific Embrace
1. A multifaceted cultural art show that highlights the complex charm of the artists in the four Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru)
2. Integrating the past and present of Latin America by showcasing their rich cultural and artistic heritage
Jun 21 - Aug 17, 2018
KF Gallery, KF Global Center
The Korea Foundation and the Embassies of the four Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru) present the 2018 KF Global Cultural Bridge I - Pacific Alliance Festival - a multifaceted cultural event that covers exhibitions, performances, and film screenings from June 21 through August 17.
The Korean public has shown a growing interest in Latin America, and there are an increasing number of opportunities for Koreans to appreciate and experience the traditional and contemporary culture of the continent, including formative arts, music and dance. This project is intended to showcase the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the four Pacific Alliance countries.
During the festival, the KF Gallery will exhibit works that highlight the diversity and complex charm of the four countries’ history and culture. The exhibition Land of the Pacific Embrace features the work of world-famous Colombian photographer Fernando Cano who depicts the daily lives of the Colombian people. Chilean photographer Christian Jamet elegantly captures images of the descendants of Africans who were brought to Chile as slaves by the conquerors. Having 60% of its territory in the Amazon and tropical rainforest areas, Peru is showcased by 13 photographers who highlight the permanence, homogeneity and continuity of the people living in the Amazon. Last but not least, the Codices of Mexico represent one of the most important sources of knowledge on the country’s ancient culture. These are records of the cultural, scientific and artistic development achieved by the Mexican natives.
Centered on the geographical consensus of Latin America, the exhibition focuses on the essence of each country’s culture and history, rather than narrowly focusing on specific topics. Different in content, they each realize humanity’s common interests in their respective are forms, integrating the past and present of Latin America. The works upon which the four countries’ national identity and lives are projected will give the audience a rare opportunity to witness Latin America’s distinctive thoughts and the individual artists’ comprehensive narratives.