DAEGU, Sep. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – “2014 Daegu Photo Biennale” where you can observe the history and new trend of photography is held around downtown Daegu Metropolitan City – Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Daegu Art Factory (Former KT&G), and Bongsan Cultural Center – from September 12 to October 19.
The exhibition whose theme is “Photographic Narrative” ( or Narrative Photography) is curated with many photographs that illustrate various photographing techniques and visualize the original identity of photograph from quite a few numbers of perspectives. Around 250 top artists from 31 countries including Spain, Italy, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Australia, South Korea, Japan and China draw public attention on their best artworks.
The theme of the main exhibition is “Origins, Memories & Parodies” and is directed by Alejandro Castellote from Spain. Photographs in this exhibition show the origin and modernity of photography, raising questions about the “beauty” in photo art and thereby constructing discourse as well as making viewers ruminating over nature, society, memory, identity and history.
Other notable exhibitions include “Women in War” to demonstrate women’s vulnerability to war and “Contemporary Italian Photography” to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Italy and Korea.
On September 13 and 14, an event accompanying the photo exhibitions, “Portfolio Review ENCOUNTER’14,” is held with 24 domestic and international professionals, aiming at discovering promising new photographers. They exchange critical reviews over photo works and give a piece of advice to new photo artists.
Besides, downtown Daegu overflows with exhilarating, tasty, and creative events: “Maninso (10,000 people’s smiles)” to show similes of 10,000 Daegu citizens; “Urban Project-Delicious Photo Studio” to display photographs in downtown restaurants for ordinary people to enjoy them; “Dreaming Nadar (aerial filming: trial performance)” to offers views of the clear fall landscape of downtown Daegu.
By Eugene Yu (email@example.com)