Promising young artists’ work on displaySince 1978, the JoongAng Fine Arts Competition has showcased talented up-and-coming artists. This year, among more than 500 entries, 25 were chosen as finalists in the competition to display their artwork at the Seoul Arts Center’s Hangaram Art Museum.
The top prize was awarded to Kim Tae-un, (10 million won, or $10,000), while Kang Hyeon-seon and Kim Bo-min were chosen as runners-up (awards of 5 million won).
Mr. Kim's media art entry, entitled “Scenic Seesaw,” is an interactive form of artwork where the public can participate in riding the seesaw. Media art forms have been included in the fine arts competition since last year.
The judges of this year’s competition included Lee Jun, chief curator of the Leeum Museum, Park Shin-eui, a professor at Kyung Hee University, and Lee Won-il, visiting director of the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China.
During the exhibition, visitors can choose the “best artist” award; participants may win free tickets to the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s concert on Oct. 18. The competition is sponsored by the JoongAng Ilbo.
By Choi Jie-ho
The exhibition of the finalists of the 2005 JoongAng Fine Arts Competition will continue until Sunday. For more information, visit http://fineart.joins.com.