September 24, 2004 - Busan Biennale - Sea Art Festival
September 24, 2004

Sea Art Festival

Busan Biennale 2004 – Sea Art Festival
9 October – 31 October 2004
around Haeundae beach, Busan, Korea

Theme: Chasm -Crossing Over Host: Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee Organiser : Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

Contact :
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As one of Busan biennale, Sea Art Featival is the biggest environmental installation art festival in the world. The theme of Sea Art Festival 2004 is “Chasm-Crossing Over”. Busan is in the geopolitical location where continental culture and marine culture meet and cross over each other. Not just in the geopolitical sense, culture is supposed to become rich through this process of crossing-over, that is, through cultural exchange.

The 32 participating works which come from 9 different countries will be displayed for a short exhibition period. Therefore, like a fireworks, they will generate short but powerful effects during the exhibition. Thus, the site-specific aspect of each work takes precedence over everything else will determine success.

To accommodate the vitality of the contemporary art, the festival of this year advances its exhibition sites to the right center of the urban Haeundae teeming with people. It will take the form of an expanded art festival with pro-environmental performances and seaside installation artworks. Thus, the viewers who participate in the Sea Art Festival 2004 will be able to enjoy the art works of new concepts not only on the seaside of Haeundae, but also on the city streets and on the walls of buildings.
Invited artists
Kim Young Joon (Korea) -Encounter-, Park Jong Hyun (Korea) -In a space-, Chung Hyun (Korea) -Sound-, Craig Kraft (USA) -Falling Man-, Sun Lu (China) -Fin-, Ha Suk Won Korea) -”Sup” bridge-, Chen Jian Hong( China) -One Day-, Kim In Tae (Korea) -The statue of son and father-, Chico Niedzielski (Brazil) -Bees-
Selected artists at the competition
Marc Schmitz (Germany) -Spaces for open minds-, Algirdas Bosas (Lithuania) -Hive-, William L. Berry (USA) -Bop Bags-, Carl Bilingsley (USA) -Chasm – Between Earth, Sea & Sky-, Ajesh Kumars (India) -The vanishing blues…dedicated to one hundred mothers-, Mayuko Hayakawa (Japan) -The road to where it belongs-, Mizuho Kaji (Japan) -Susanoo`s Chair-, Haechung L. Yang (Korea) -Solitary-, Sleeping Bird (Korea) -Light and Comb-, Kim Kyoung Ah (Korea) -Connection-, Choi Hwi Bok (Korea) -The gap of time-, Lee Hyun Geol (Korea) -Communication between past and future-, Choi Soo Hwan (Korea) -Return to the nature-, Kim Hee Young (Korea) -Eternity-, Choi Ji Yeon (Korea) -Leap-, Jung Dong Myung (Korea) -Trap-, Chon In Sik (Korea) -The way home-, Jang Jun Seok (Korea) -Where am I?-
Performance artists
Chumpon Apisuk(Thailand), Chun-Gee Kim(Korea), Boris Nieslony (Germany), Akiyo Tsubakihara(Japan) Sung-Zin Zo(Korea)

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