Hyosung accompanies artists of Seoul Art Space Jamsil2021.03.23
Hyosung is focusing its social contribution programs on making a barrier-free society, including support for rehabilitation of disabled artists and children.
On April 22, Hyosung delivered donations to resident artists at the Seoul Art Space Jamsil of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. The Studio, which Hyosung has been sponsoring since 2018, is the only visual arts work space in the country for disabled artists. Hyosung's donations are used to purchase materials used by 12 disabled artists selected through public contest each year, exhibit their works, and make an archive.
On the occasion of the fourth year of Hyosung’s sponsorship this year, the "Artist of the Year Together with Hyosung Award" was selected by citizens and Hyosung executives and employees. Han Seung-min, 27, who suffers from second-level autistic disorder, was named this year's Artist of the Year. An artist of Western painting, Han is working on translating his everyday experiences into images, and he is also participating in various art exhibitions and art fairs at home and abroad. The young artist possesses high artistic skills so his work is in collection at the Government Art Bank of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
An official from the Seoul Art Space Jamsil said, "The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic shrank cultural and artistic activities and caused concerns in the arts circle. I am happy that the resident artists here can lead a stable arts life thanks to the help of Hyosung."
In December last year, Hyosung was recognized for its collaboration with the Seoul Art Space Jamsil, as it was selected as the "2020 Excellent Private-Public Cooperation Agency" by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and received the award from the Seoul mayor.
In addition, Hyosung delivered 115 million won to the Purme Foundation, which supports rehabilitation and self-reliance of disabled people, for "medical rehabilitation and family support projects for disabled children." The project, which marks its 9th anniversary this year, is designed to provide rehabilitation treatment for disabled children and adolescents from low-income families, education and psychotherapy for non-disabled siblings, family trips accompanied by the families of Hyosung executives and employees, and little concerts for invited families.