SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Since October 4, the Korean Culture Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina has put on display a number of productions crafted by Argentinian artists from materials typically used in Korean traditional fans.
The display, ‘Vientos de Abanicos’ (The Fans’ Winds), will be in place until November 17. Its theme is the infinite possibilities for metamorphosis and artistic use combined with the creative sentiments of the local artists.
The head of the Korean Culture Center, Jang Jin Sang, said, “Since centuries ago, the fan in Korea was used to cool off, or was employed as a necessary instrument during ceremonies like weddings or as a work of art.”
Among the 15 artists who were involved in the display was one Claudia Legnazzi, an illustrator who placed third in the Nami Concours 2013 (Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours). Legnazzi is a former Grand Prix recipient of the Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations in 2002, whose work at the time was also recognized by the Korean Board on Books for Young People as a preeminent piece of children’s literature.
Legnazzi mentioned that she felt “excitement and joy while making the fans because of the new and unfamiliar materials” and the handle of the fan “was designed to form a part of the whole production”. Legnazzi added, “I hope projects requiring more diverse cultural exchanges with South Korea can be increased in the future.”
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