Sejong Art Market SoSo – Encounter Between Everyday Life and Art
Art market aligned to the levels of understanding of ordinary people
The Sejong Center for Performing Arts holds the Sejong Art Market SoSo in the Garden of Art at the rear side of the Center from noon to 6:00 PM every first and third Saturdays of the month between May and October this year.
The market displays and sells artworks that do not attract much attention at galleries but are still worthwhile, such as publications, drawings, illustrations, design props, photos, or art archive.
In Korean, SoSo means small, everyday things or peripatetic, depending on a specific context. Thus, the name Sejong Art Market SoSo was attached to refer to a market ① for small artworks, ② for encounter between everyday life and art, and ③ where people can enjoy looking at the displayed artworks while going around leisurely in an open space.
At the first session of the market, which was held on May 4, a total of 75 teams participated, displaying and selling publications, design props, pop artworks, illustrations, and handicrafts to about 3,000 visitors. The place became a venue for exchanging views regarding the creation of artworks.
A market where small, creative artworks are more beautiful
Sejong Art Market SoSo displays and sells artworks that do not attract much attention at galleries but are still worthwhile, such as publications, drawings, illustrations, design props, photos, or art archive. Nowadays, printing media are eclipsed by digital media including SNS; in this market, however, printed matters attract attention as small creative artworks.
A market where ordinary people can take part as amateur artists
Sejong Art Market SoSo holds various programs such as workshops and radio broadcast in an effort to promote art to the general public. At a corner of the market, an Indie band gives live performances, and a DJ plays CDs at the request of visitors.