‘ARTUP SEOUL-SEONGDONG’ holds the first Workshop of Collaboration with Overseas Artists
‘Active Citizen Art’, a 3-day workshop with Korean artists from January 10-12, 2018 in Seoul. The workshop was conducted by Dan Boyden, the art director of Change Collective in UK.
On 12th January, an open session under the subject of ‘Art that brings positive social changes’, was held at the ARTUP SEOUL-SEONGDONG. Earlier on December 28th, 2017ARTUP SEOUL -SEONGDONG, the first art community space in Korea, was also successfully launched in the presence of over 50 artists. ARTUP SEOUL-SEONGDONG, the first art community space in Korea, and the British Council in Korea were cosponsors in assisting the collaboration with overseas artists.
Devoted to helping ART-PRENEURs, which is a term given to those who make an earning independently while engaging with projects in art and culture, ARTUP SEOUL is an art community that is invested by the City of Seoul’s Remake City, Seoul project and managed by the social enterprise named ‘WEENU’ with the purpose of providing opportunities for exchanges and collaborations to take place with the artists and the citizens of Seoul.
Commenting on the event, Miho Heo, the Founder of ‘weenu’, which is the organizer of ARTUP SEOUL-SEONGDONG, said, “There is a lack of space for emerging overseas artists visiting Korea can collaborate with Korean artists. Thus ARTUP SEOUL is aimed at providing the much required space where domestic as well as overseas artists can collaborate with each other in art related projects and take its leap as a global co-working space.”
According Miho, ARTUP SEOUL-SEONGDONG, is the first space open for collaboration with overseas artists. The space measures an area of 423 m2, is easily accessible within a minute walking distance from the transportation hub of Wangsimni Station, Seoul. He said that the second space will open within Seoul Innovation Park in March 2018, under the name ‘ARTUP SEOUL-SEOUL INNOVATION PARK.’