Korean pavilion at Venice collects funds for canals
The fundraising campaign led by the Korean Pavilion team, including the manager So Young Han and curator Lee Dae-hyung, and facilitated by a Venice-based non-profit organization “We Are Here Venice,” collected a total of 10,000 euros ($11,755), according to the Venice city government and the Korean Pavilion operated by the Arts Council Korea.
“It is in accordance with our exhibition theme “Counterbalance,” curator Lee told the Korea JoongAng Daily, pointing out that the campaign is meant to balance the exhibition space and the surrounding city - in other words, to balance art and the social and environmental issues that the residents of Venice face.
According to a press release, measurements from the tide and wave station are of vital importance in Venice.
If water levels rise above a specific threshold, it becomes impossible for emergency boats to pass underneath some bridges.
BY MOON SO-YOUNG [firstname.lastname@example.org]