In less than two months I’m going to Korea, invited by the Korean Bookarts Association, to display examples of my Artists´Books at the Seongnam International Bookarts Fair. Another 4-5 international artists are invited – and of course a lot of Korean Artists!
I feel very honoured – and exited! I have never been to Asia before. Well, yes I have, but it was to the absolutely west most part of Asia: the eastern provinces of Anatolia, Turkey, many ears ago… My impression then was of a very poor and rural area, very, very inflicted by the Turkish-Kurdish conflict.
This is going to be different. South Korea is one of the world’s technology and scientifically advanced and urbanized countries. I can’t wait to see how high-tech-Korea will meet low-key-me – and visa versa!
But first I have things to do. Most important: What works do I want to bring? I’ve been reviewing all possibilities; still it’s hard to decide. I can bring 8 – 15 works + editions. I take the maximum of 15 books – also because almost all my works are the one-of-a-kind sort. (I usually don’t do editions; I have one or two exceptions though. I’ll show you later.)
The images above are from a short story about the lifecycle and family structure of a key. It’s one of the pieces I have decided to bring along.