Festival for Alphabets

As use of characters has gone down with the coming of the age of an image, this festival, based on Korean paper surviving for one thousand year, provides not only calligraphers of the all generations, from Korea, China, and Japan, but artists, from other areas which are not in Chinese character cultural zone, with a chance of meeting to introduce their works of calligraphy and arts for the alphabets of harmony and interchange.

Korean paper(Korean paper of Jeonju)-related panels setup & prize-awarding ceremonies
Exhibitors   127 Persons(Korean-57, Chinese-20, Japanese-15, Others-35)
Place   Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do     

Run-in line Exhibition of Writings & Paintings

This is an event for implementing recognition that "A character has the same root as an image" is arts peculiar to Chinese-character cultural zone. From the point of view that "Seo" means an alphabet, and "Hwa" equals an image, it is the display achieving the meetings between alphabets and images to the 21st century, a satire of the current time with poetry, calligraphic writings, and paintings.

Exhibitors   40 persons (writings-20, paintings-20)
Place   Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do     

Writings & Paintings Show

Through contacts between calligraphy and paintings, this event, an exhibition for works of Western style pictureswith characters as a material, aims at the spread of calligraphic arts.

Exhibitors   28 persons
Place   Jeonbuk Art Museum     

Exhibition of Characters & Formative Arts in Three Dimensions

This exhibition will try to transform flat arts of calligraphy into formative ones in three dimensions by displaying sculptures, whose materials are alphabets, and it’s going to bring contact between plane arts and three-dimensional formative ones to fruition.

Exhibitors   28 persons
Place   2nd floor of Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do     

Beautiful Korea- Pusan, Ulsan, and Gyeong-Nam’s Turn

This activity is the second display in a regional series of "Beautiful Korea" following the event of "Beautiful Jeonbuk"held at the 2003 World Calligraphy Jeonbuk Biennale, exhibiting poems, paintings, and calligraphic writings by those who visit spots of scenic beauty in Pusan, Ulsan, and Gyeong-Nam. It is going to be a place of friendship, in which a local area meets with another, in addition to which poetry, writings ofcalligraphy, and pictures do encounter with one another.

Exhibitors   90 persons
Place   Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do     

Exhibition of a Folding Screen with a Theme

This display will show a great folding screen with works of poetry, paintings, and writings, depicting selected eight landscapes and dignities.
48 artists of calligraphy and painting will get together at the screen with their works.

Exhibitors   48 persons(16 poets, 16 painters, 16 calligraphers)
Place   Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do     

Exhibition of Writings from a Heritage of Korean Calligraphy

"Beob-Cheob" is a guide book for practicing calligraphy, and the tendency of respecting only Chinese one has prevailed throughout the country. In order to discover the identification of Korean calligraphy after breaking from such convention, it is required to adopt an affluent heritage of Korean calligraphy as "Beob-Cheob". Works of arts with the adoption will be on display in the exhibition, where participants can have a link to the precious heritage.

Exhibitors   35 persons
Place   Jeonju National Museum     

Exhibition of Master Calligraphers

Master calligraphers will embody their motto and home discipline in works of calligraphic arts, and thereby, their world of the arts will be unveiled through the works.

Exhibitors   15 persons
Place   Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do    

Commemorative Competition & Invited Exhibition of the first prize winner to
the "2003 Competition"

In memory of the "2005 World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do", and to search for new calligraphers with the purpose of upbringing, this pure creative competition will be held with the Invited Exhibition of the first prize winner to the 2003 contest.

Exhibitors   149 persons
Place   The exhibit room of Jeonbuk Art Hall    

Calligraphy Exhibition with Use of flags

Through taking the calligraphy exhibitions out of a closed space to an open one, this event will offer spectacles to visitors by well-matched performance between colorful calligraphic works and nature, and it will make the Jeonbuk Biennale’s atmosphere joyful.

Exhibitors   242 persons
Place   the neighboring place of Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do    

Exhibition for Practical Use of Calligraphy

The scope of practical use of calligraphic arts to a daily life will possibly be anticipated through introduction of various works and design products using calligraphy. In addition, this exhibition which aims at exploring the excellence of calligraphy in terms of a factor in design is a place where calligraphy meets with everyday life.

Exhibitors   28 persons
Place   Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do