We are pleased to announce the winners of “My Korea is …”!
We received several interesting entries from different places in Europe and want to give our thanks to all the participants of the event.
The number of awarded prizes is proportional to the number of entries in each category. We are therefore awarding one Jury Favourite for students studying a Korea related major at a European university as well as one Jury Favourite for Korean citizens studying at a European university. For the categories there is no distinction between Korean and European students.
The Jury Favourites as the 1st places will be awarded with 500€ each, the 2nd places of a category with 300€ and the 3rd places of a category with 100€.
Congratulations to the winners and a big “Thank you” to all the participants who made this event possible!
Jury Favourite (1st Prize for European student): Kamilla Cseke (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
"Inspired by the structure of the Korean play, my poem takes you on a journey through the 4 seasons, each of them representing different emotions and scenery, hoping to give you a momentary escape to Korea's atmosphere."
Areumbit Park (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf)
Anina Zimmermann (Freie Universität Berlin)
Oana-Lavinia Goron (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.)
Eunsong Park (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
"My Korea is open. This openness is not self-evident and therefore I would like to present why I believe so in the form of a short podcast."
Dennis Giang (Stockholm University)
"My entry is a poem about how Korean entertainment media especially music changed my perspective of myself and how I felt about myself. Growing up in a small village was tough. Especially during my school years because I looked different from others. It made me feel unwanted and hateful towards my features. This was before I came in contact with Korea through music."
Seongryeol Jo (RWTH Aachen)
"Every time i back to Korea, the first thing that make me feel the change of Korea is the architecture. Also it is the architecture where i can fell the tradition of Korea. I would like to introduce Korea through architecture that give me a sense of change and tradition."
Inseok Hwang (Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle)
"As a graphic design student, I have to handle the form. The form is sometimes graphic element, illustration, text or typography. Among them, handling letters is a characteristic of graphic designers. So I tried to express Korean graphically. It is about only a word in Korean. I like the word 'forest (in Korean 숲)'. This always gives me different feelings. Cool, green, breeze, lonely, a song of a bird, grass insufficiency. A few years a got I found some sentences in Korean literary works.(Hoon Kim <The Bicycle Trip>, 2004 and Kang Han <Greek Lessons>, 2011). I thought those might be a good examples with which one could easily understand a phonetic character from the Hangul. It's about the pronunciation of the word through which one can feel that wind and silence. So I wanted to make a poster with which people can learn and pronounce this word in Korean."
Junhee Han (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
"When people plan a travel to abroad, they usually search landmarks of city or country. The image of landmark makes an expectation before the travel, and during the travel it becomes a first impression of the country, and after the travel it remains as an unforgettable memory.
These works were done 2017 in Seoul, Korea. During 3days, I took pictures of beautiful moments I’ve never experienced, although I visited plenty times the palace ‘Kyeongbok’ and ‘Ducksoo’. Because I focused at only 2 things during my work: Eaves and Dancheong.
I wanted to show ‘my artistic Korea’ to my new foreign friends I will meet in near future at University in Germany. Curved lines on the edge of roof and various colors beneath the roof are perfect visual factors to introduce Korea and I think that these charming points are enough to attract them."