Now in its 6th consecutive year running, Festival Bo:m is a four-week (3/22-4/18) international event featuring artists of every discipline from around the world. As Korea’s leading festival in contemporary art, the event aims to bring innovative, avant-garde Korean and international art to Seoul, with a focus on discovering new artists. Experimentation and challenge are at the epicenter of Festival Bo:m, so bring an open mind and creative spirit with you to the various exhibitions taking place throughout Seoul. A diverse line-up awaits you, with acts ranging from a German, girls-only ensemble known as “She She Pop,” to politically-charged filmmaker Omar Abu Saaba, to Korean curator Seewon Hyun. There is a bevy of unique, fascinating performance art, film, and visual exhibition to choose from, with 22 artists partaking in this year’s festival. Visit the Festival Bo:m website for schedule information (in English! Yay!) and artist biographies. Ticket prices range from free to 40,000 won, with many student-discount options as well.
Words: Julia Bass
Images: Festival B:om