In the past, the gallery alleys in Daegu used to be all the rage. Considering the environment of capital (Seoul)-centered development in art and culture those days, you can imagine that Daegu citizens had quite a lot of interests in art as local people that time. The gallery alleys, however, became lifeless in the modern times, and only a few galleries barely remain in existence along the Bongsan Cultural Street.
Nevertheless, the remaining galleries improve their presence by holding ‘Daegu Art Fair’ once a year to the public. Thanks to their effort, total of surprising 93 home and overseas galleries participated in this event this year, while the art works of the late Paek Nam-joon, the world famous video art maestro, Gwak Hoon, a pioneer of Korean modern art, and Kim Chang-yeol, so-called the artist of water drops, all were gathered at the Fair.
As the distinctive individual artworks in themes, colors and techniques being exhibited in separated booths of the galleries, the Fair also hosted an interchange exhibition showing the trend and flow of modern art domestic and overseas.
Above this, 'YAP (Young Artist Project)', where 42 artists from 7 countries participated, was held during the same period of Daegu Art Fair. With the slogan of 'Sweet Apple Daegu', the young artists showed all they had, from archetypal to fusion ones, under the theme of 'the Art Dedicated to Diversities'.