With the unprecedented development
of transportation and communication, the world becomes increasingly
interdependent. The 21stcentury where the global village
gets along as one family is an age of which peoplehave no
choice but to meet each other. Based on love, what should
be done between individuals, states, ideologies, classes,
genres, and a human and nature is contact, and Korean calligraphy
also needs to meet with other cultures.
To brighten calligraphy more and make it immortal, we need
to introduceits characteristics to the world and bring each
culture around the globe into it through meetings even though
its peculiarity, the very essenceof cultural arts to the
Chinese-character cultural zone, must be well preserved.
Starting under the slogan of Korean calligraphy’s globalization,
the World Calligraphy Jeonbuk Biennale in 2005 meets the
fifth time. Based on the ground gained from the past four
festivals, the World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do
is now in a decisive manner opening its gate in order to
try to have comprehensive contacts among calligraphists
of all ages both at home and abroad and among genres, while
making efforts to be linked with each culture around the
globe. Accordingly, "Contact"is decided as theme
for the 2005 Jeonbuk Biennale.
The Jeonbuk Biennale will never forget to raise centrifugal
force, and equip with more solid centripetal force, whichcan
ramble over to infinity, for leading Korean calligraphy
to the bigger world. Consequently, it will always be placed
into the heart of all exchanges.