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Media art to fill giant facade in Seoul to celebrate PyeongChang Winter Olympics

2017/08/29 14:20

By Woo Jae-yeon

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean young artists' media art will festoon the giant facade of a building in central Seoul, in a cultural project to drum up excitement for and interest in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the organizers said Tuesday.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has put together the media artworks by five Korean artist teams in cooperation with Arts Council Korea. The artwork will be on display on the wall of Seoul Square, located opposite to Seoul Station, starting today until March 31.

Each of the teams will feature various media art and moving images on the building's 23-story wall every night. For three days starting Tuesday, the show will go on at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. for 10 minutes. Beginning next month, it will start at 6 p.m.

Through the art, the organizers hope that global athletes compete against each other in a fair and beautiful manner in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and that the Korean event helps the global community move toward friendship and solidarity.

The Winter Games are scheduled to be held in the host city of PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, and two other nearby cities -- Gangneung and Jeongseon -- from Feb. 9-25 next year.

This photo provided by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shows media art in Seoul Square. (Yonhap) This photo provided by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shows media art in Seoul Square. (Yonhap)

This photo provided by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shows people enjoying media art in Seoul Square. (Yonhap) This photo provided by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shows people enjoying media art in Seoul Square. (Yonhap)

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