- KOFIC News
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to Hold 2020 ASEAN-ROK Culture Innovation Summit Oct 21, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
- Writerby Fabien Schneider
Online cultural exchange forum to run from October 21 to 22
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, through its Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange and its Asia Culture Center, is holding a 2-day online summit to promote international cooperation in the cultural section between ASEAN countries and the Republic of Korea. After a successful first edition last year, this year’s ASEAN-ROK Culture Innovation Summit will kick off this Wednesday, October 21, at 3 pm (Korea Standard Time, UTC +9), with a program of panel discussions and musical performances set around the theme of innovation through culture.
The first day will be marked by a keynote speech delivered by renowned Cambodian documentary film director Rithy PANH, who is also responsible for the creation of the Bophana Center, an archives center aimed to restore the Cambodian audiovisual heritage destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime. It will be followed by a discussion and performances from Vietnamese electronic music composer Tri MINH and Korean pansori vocalist AHN Yi-ho (from alternative pop band Leenalchi), both of whom are known for blending musical traditions of their respective countries with modern music.
The second day will be dedicated to talks regarding the importance of cultural cooperation between the ASEAN countries and Korea and will consider ideas for the direction this collaboration could take in the future. The first panel discussion, starting at 3 pm (UTC+9), will be focused on organizations and the necessity of ASEAN-ROK cultural exchanges for innovations, as well as the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. OH Seok-geun, Chairperson of the Korean Film Council, will participate in this discussion to deliver the value of the film cooperation between ASEAN and ROK, along with Mary Kathleen QUIANO-CASTRO, Executive editor of The ASEAN Magazine project, KIM Hyein, Researcher at the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, and Duong Bich HANH, Chief of UNESCO Bangkok's Culture Unit. This session will be followed by a second panel discussion at 4.15 pm (UTC+9) on the same themes, but this one focused on the artists’ perspective, with the participation of Harlif Haji MOHAMAD, who directed the Bruneian comedy What's So Special About Rina (2013), Ho Tzu NYEN, Singaporean film director and contemporary artist, and Peap TARR, street artist from Cambodia and New Zealand. A crossover performance by Korean band Leenalchi and Indonesian artist Bertha PUSPITA will close the two-day event.
You can find more information and register to attend on the official website of the event: www.aseanrokculturesummit.kr