Like Wildflowers, Like Stars
Date: 4 December -
8 December 2017
patron: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea
This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Mezzanine, E Building, 2nd fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 40.
All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register here.
About the event
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea presents an exhibition featuring artworks by Korean painter Mr. Kim Geun-tae, as well as some selected pieces made by children with disabilities. These paintings aim to depict the happiness and positivity that radiates from children with intellectual disabilities, through the colors of the four seasons (spring, summer, autumm and winter).
The exhibition, consisting of 30 pieces by Kim Geun-tae and two Korean disabled children, seeks to raise awareness about the potential of those with disabilities, and the importance of understanding and respecting them. Through his works, Mr. Kim seeks to convey a message of optimism, compassion and integration.
About the artists
Mr. Kim Geun-tae is a Korean painter, born in 1957 in the city of Gwangju, Honam region. For more than 20 years he has dedicated his artworks to the purity of children with intellectual disabilities. His works have been published and exhibited in various spaces around the world. In 2012, he made public his art collection “Like Wildflowers, Like Stars”, which was exhibited at the UN Headquarters in New York in commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In 2016, the collection was displayed at the Berlin Wall, with the support of the Korean Delegation to the OECD in Paris.
To read more about Kim Geun-tae, see (text in Korean): http://kimgeuntae.com/xe/