For the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Korea and Denmark in 2019,
the Korea-Denmark Craft Art Exchange Event will be held as a part of the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019.
This event was co-organized by the Korea Ceramic Foundation and Cheongju Craft Biennale Organization Committee for
the development of Gyeonggi-do and Cheongju-si, which are the mecca of the Korean craft industry and a leading craft
specialization area. KICB will feature on-site creative workshops and lecture programs
where cultural exchanges between Danish ceramic and craft artists and Korean artists will take place, while an exhibition introducing
Danish crafts and design will be held at the Cheongju Craft Biennale. The event will be sponsored by the Danish Embassy in Korea,
the Danish Ministry of Culture and the Danish Arts Foundation.
The Mentoring Camp program has been ongoing since the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2013 as an on-site international exchange program designed to provide opportunities for mentor artists and mentee artists to share their work and technology with each other. The mentoring program will be conducted by a team of one Danish mentor artist and one Korean mentee artist, and a total of two teams will participate into the mentoring workshop. Selected Danish mentors are Søren Thygesen and Morten Løbner Espersen, and Korean mentee artists will be selected through public invitation in May. The mentoring camp will take place from September 28th to October 12th for 15 days, one of which will be an event workshop where visitors can participate.
<Korea and Denmark Craft Workshop> is planned and organized jointly by the Korean International Ceramic Biennale and the Cheongju Craft Biennale, and it is a workshop program where one Danish artist and two local artists working in Gyeonggi and North Chungcheong provinces work together to exchange ceramic arts between the two countries. The selected Danish artist is Heidi Hentze, and two local artists will be selected through public invitation in May. The program will be held for a total of 20 days;15 days from September 28 to October 17 at the Korean International Ceramic Biennale and run for 5 days at Cheongju Craft Biennale. One day during the period will be a workshop event where visitors can participate.
Mette Blum Marcher, director of the Guldagergaard Residency in Denmark, visits the Korean International Ceramic Biennale to give special lectures on the residence program and international networking to artists, professionals and students.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Korea and Denmark, one day during the period of the Biennale will be designated as 'Danish Culture Day', providing visitors with attractions, food and entertainment to introduce Danish representative culture.
Since 2007, the Cheongju Craft Biennale has been introducing artists from various countries around the world and their works. The invited Country Pavilion is composed of a total of 5 pavilions, of which Denmark is designated as a main guest country and operated specially. In addition, workshops and lectures will be held by Danish artists for university students majoring in craft arts in Cheongju area at the 'Invited Country Day' as the joint program of the exhibition.