Initiated in 2011 by the vision of Abbot Sun Gak, Haein Art Project provides a platform for the exchange of Buddhism and contemporary art. Organized within the area of the Haeinsa Temple, a Unesco World Heritage Site, the project takes place as a biennale format, in which artists are invited to create sculptures, installations, paintings and site-specific works at the monastery. The Haein Art Project has been created to provide a permanent link between the Haeinsa Temple and art with a long term vision and sustainability for the temple and surrounding Gaya-san National Park.
ArtOxygen has been invited to curate the participation of Indian and international artist to the 2nd edition of the art project, which will be inaugurated on September 27th and will end on November 11th.
The participating artists are: Sheba Chhachhi (India), Vibha Galhotra (India), Fernando Garcìa-Dory (Spain), Shilpa Gupta (India), Indira Johnson (USA), Reena Kallat (India), Mee Ping Leung (Hong Kong), Pietro Pirelli (Italy), Hema Upadhyay (India). Other participating artists include: Mioon, Kim Syyoung, Lee Joongkeun, Lim Oksang, Ahn Kyuchu, Choi Pyungoon, Ahn Jonguyen, Kim Wolsik, Yangachi, Noh Juhwan, Hong Jiyoon, Lim Oksang, Lee Leenam, Cho Sohee, Choi Byungso, Park Sanghee, Kim Sungbok, Ahn Sangsoo & PATI, Koo Hunjoo, Choon Kyungwoo (South Korea), and Yoon Suknam (China).
The Haein Art Project is organized locally by E&A, and is promoted by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.