Building on the tradition of the 2018 PyeongChang
Culture Olympics that successfully concluded in harmony between North and South
Korea, the “Paralympics DMZ Art Festa 2018 Peace: wind of hope (baram)"
will present a wide array of content for creating harmony between disabled and
The “Paralympics DMZ Art Festa 2018 Peace:
wind of hope (baram)" that will be held at Festival Park PyeongChang,
Gangwon-do and the Goseong DMZ Museum, will carry an even greater significance
than the typical "DMZ Art Festa 2018 Peace: wind of hope (baram)" as
it will be held alongside the Paralympics. The festival is held with the hopes
of transforming the wind that freely blows back and forth across the border
between North and South Korea into a type of “wind of hope (baram) for
unification,” and the Paralympics is also filled with the hopes of creating a
“wind of hope (baram) for dialogue” intended to knock down the barriers between
disabled and non-disabled persons.
Messages of peace, harmony
and love through on and offline campaigns
The event will be
largely divided into a campaign starting March 9th and an art camp that will
run from March 15th through the 17th. The “DMZ Art Festa 2018" has the
core message of “complete peace, harmony and love without prejudice,” and will
take place online from March 9th through the 14th, and from March 9th through
the 11th at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul, and at the PyeongChang Festival Park
from March 12th through the 17th.
will express the hopes for peace and harmony on social media replies and as hashtags.
Once a target number of users, and a target number of content, 2,018 entries will
have been gathered for the following hashtags: #peacefl Z (#평화롭Z), #b-onewithart Z (#예술로하나되Z), #righthere Z (#바로여기Z), #DMZartfesta (#DMZ아트페스타), #BARAMofpeace (#평화의 BARAM), and #MyBARAM (#나의 BARAM) then a symbol of
harmony, the “Gate of Peace” will be completed. The completed structure is then
to be put on display after its installation at Festival Park in PyeongChang.
Art camp for the disabled,
non-disabled and mentors
From March 15th
through the 17th, at the Goseong DMZ Museum and Festival Park in PyeongChang,
Gangwon-do, both disabled and non-disabled persons alike together with mentors
will take part in an art camp.
The art camp will designate
mentors from among 7 fields to initiate collaborative creative projects in each
of the fields. The novelist, Lee Wae-soo, will participate in the literature
field, Kim Jin-gyu in the art (drawing) field, Conductor Kim Sung-Tae in the
classical music field, and the singer Jinju for the pop music field, Director
Jin Mo-young in film field, and Kang Ok-sun in the field of choreography for
line dance, and broadcast dance.
The art camp, which will run for
3 days with about 70 participants selected from among online applicants will
cap off on the 17th at Festival Park PyeongChang with a Peace Concert that has
a “stage of dreams” created by all participants.
about exhibitions and events for the "Paralympics DMZ Art Festa 2018
Peace: wind of hope (baram)" can be viewed on the official Cultural
Olympiad homepage and Facebook page.