This week, Grade 11 art students took a trip to the Daejeon Museum of Art for the Daejeon Art and Science Biennale 2022.
TCIS is a strong STEAM school, with initiatives and overarching focuses on analytical sciences and creative design. Technology and design are major concepts that intentionally connect all subject areas. So, an art exhibit like this aligns with our approaches to inspiring students.
It was interesting to see how artists combined technology with traditional media, or in pure forms, to beautiful effect. Grade 11 students are in their first year of DP art, and they will continue challenging themselves as they develop a portfolio showing skill and depth. Students came away with lots of ideas to try.
From the Daejeon Museum of Art exhibition website -
"The Daejeon Art and Science Biennale is a biennial project that integrates technology, nature, and humans which actively utilizes Daejeon's science and technology infrastructure to realize the true spirit of the times of science and art convergence.
Daejeon Art and Science Biennale 2022 considers a range of ways in which every human/non-human being on the planet can live ‘together’ without anyone being marginalized. It will provide the opportunity to survey serious issues facing today’s cities and to deliberate about the open value of a future city that we are making together."
Following this exhibit, students visited another local gallery for an exhibit on the works of Lee Ungno. Mr. Lee is a Korean artist with collections utilizing traditional Korean art and craft with hanji paper. Also in the exhibit was a collection of his abstract wooden sculpture.
All in all, it was a balanced and inspiration experience for Grade 11 art students!