NAVER Hello! Artist 2016 Art Around : Seungean Cha
1. "Hello! Artist" is an annual art project organized by Naver Cultural Foundation in Seoul, aiming to encourage young and emerging artists in Korea.
2. One of participating institutions, the Can Foundation invited Korean emerging artist Seungean Cha whose work is based on textiles, to the project
The title of Hello! ARTIST 2016 is Art Around, and it presents stories of art and what's around it. Even though 'around' could be defined to various extents, these exhibitions further focus on spaces of the exhibitions and the world of the artists. These series of exhibitions hope to communicate within relationships, stories of the spaces where artists' works are displayed, talked upon, and remembered, and also stories of the artists themselves. The project Hello! ARTIST aims at supporting artists' sustainable works of art.
This year, in regards to it, Hello! ARTIST project expands the target for support beyond its previous goals. Thus, it includes not only the artists' creations but also the major alternative art spaces where the artists' works are actively introduced in South Korean art scene. In other words, Hello! ARTIST 2016 Art Around starts this project in the hope of finding ways for artists as creator, and spaces as medium to co-exist. Naver Cultural Foundation, the board of Hello! Artist, and external examiners chose four spaces (project space Sarubia, Space Can & Old House, Space: Willing n Dealing, Amado Art Space) along with total eight artists to present their unique art world.