The Indefinite Arts Centre has been very active in Asia over the past few months. In addition to opening our Albertan Perspectives show in Hong Kong in March, we also successfully hosted our first art auction (and our first overseas art auction!) recently on May 21, 2018 – raising over $8,000 in net profit towards our organization and the artists whose works were sold. Special thanks goes to the University of Alberta Alumni Association in Hong Kong (in particular, Trevor Mak and Joanna Chan and the alumni volunteers) and the Government of Alberta Hong Kong Office for supporting this milestone initiative.

Indefinite Arts Centre CEO JS Ryu poses with a successful bidder of Jessie Bishop’s Batman and Robin at the Hong Kong Art Auction on May 21, 2018.
A 360 view of Perspectives, the IAC show featured at National Disability Art and Culture Center in Seoul, Korea until June 17, 2018.

The organization also successfully opened our exhibition in Seoul, Korea at the National Disability Art and Culture Center. On Friday, June 8, 2018, His Excellency Eric Walsh, Ambassador of Canada to Korea, officially opened the exhibition Perspectives to a group of local artists and disability arts representatives from Korea. This exhibition was made possible by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Embassy of Canada in Korea, the Alberta Korea Office, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

From L to R: JS Ryu, CEO, Indefinite Arts Centre; His Excellency Eric Walsh, Ambassador of Canada to Korea; Jongho Shin, Chief Director, National Disability Art and Culture Center; Gregory Baker, Managing Director, Alberta Korea Office