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Ku Hye-sun

Actress Ku Hye-sun is coming to the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, both to promote the festival and exhibit her art.

Ku made the announcement at a press conference in central Seoul for the eighth edition of the biennale exhibition, which runs in the North Chungcheong city this year from Sept. 11 to Oct. 20.

About 60 Korean and foreign artists will participate in the show, including renowned names Joana Vasconcelos, a Portuguese installation artist who uses textiles, and Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor.

Ku, best known for her lead role in “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009, was designated one of two honorary ambassadors for the biennale in May. She will participate in a special exhibition featuring 20 celebrities, designed to help promote the exhibition. Other participating celebrities include actor Ha Jung-woo and singer Lee Sang-eun.

Ku, a versatile 28-year-old, has presented paintings and drawings in several exhibitions in the past few years, while also directing a film and writing fiction.

Fashion designer Lie Sang-bong, the other promotional ambassador for the biennale, also participated in the press conference. He said he will hold a special fashion show to celebrate the invention of hangul on Oct. 9, celebrated in Korea as Hangul Day.

The theme of this year’s biennale is “Something Old and Something New,” as the event looks to balance novelty and practicality, said Director Park Nam-hee at the press conference. By Moon So-young
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