SOURCE: Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

April 17, 2013 02:26 ET

Sea Art Festival 2013 to Open in Under Theme of 'With Songdo: Remembrance, Marks, People'

20 Art Works to Be Selected Through International Competition

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Sea Art Festival 2013 will be open on the Songo Beach from Sept. 14 to Oct. 13 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Songdo beach under the theme of "With Songdo : Remembrance, Marks, People."

The festival is organizing a competition to select 20 outstanding works and 15 invitational works for a total of 35 installations from in and outside of Korea.

Park Tae-won, Planning Chairman of the Busan Fine Arts Association has been named the artistic director of this festival.

All 35 art works and installations will be on display at the festival with 20 of them being selected through an international competition.

From April 15 to May 20, individuals and organizations can apply for the competition with the limit being one entry each. For college students under the tutelage of mentor professors, it is possible to participate in the festival if they maintain the group to 10 students.

The evaluation of entries in the Sea Art Festival 2013 will be in three stages. The first stage will be of the evaluation of documentary application, followed by an analysis of the art works and installations (involving a front view, side view and computer graphics) and must be presented on A3 size paper.

The evaluation for Sea Art Festival 2013 ( takes place in three stages with the first bring application review, second an analysis of the subject and the final selection.

The final review for the selection of 20 entries involves the actual installation of the entries which involves the evaluation of not only the originality and artistic aspects but how technical and environmental elements which must take nature and surrounding conditions into consideration.

The winner of the grand prize will be awarded 15 million won along with a certificate of merit. One outstanding entry will receive 10 million won and the remaining 18 consolation installations will be presented with 5 million won.

Sea Art Festival 2013 in the Songdo Beach in Busan runs for 30 days from Sept. 14 to Oct. 13.

Further details concerning the competition are available at

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