From November 21 (Thu.) to December 26 (Thu.), 2019, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture will display the public art project “Sowonbandi” supported by Han Sung Motors Co. Ltd. and in which 5,000 citizens participated, from the Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway to the Seoul Museum of Art.
“Sowonbandi” is a small lantern meaning “wishing firefly light.” It is also an environment-friendly product that is automatically charged during the day through an LED lamp with a photovoltaic rechargeable battery and glows at sunset.
When citizens decorated their own wishing lanterns and made a donation, Han Sung Motors offered a corporate contribution of KRW 10,000 per lantern. The donations that have been accumulated in this way will be used to provide the disabled with opportunities to watch barrier-free performances.
The president of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture stated that “if companies’ contributions have mainly been used for creating hardware thus far, this project aims to create an environment where more citizens can be offered the benefits of culture” and “we will place more focus on ‘barrier-free projects’ so that both the disabled and the nondisabled can enjoy culture without barriers.”
The opening ceremony of the Sowonbandi project will take place at the front yard of the Seoul Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on November 21 (Thu.). More information is available on the website of “Art Seoul! Give Together” (http://givetogether.sfac.or.kr). For inquiries, call +82-2-3290-7057.