Jikji Korea is a global cultural festival that highlights and shares the diverse values of Jikji with people from around the world.


Festival Program


Global Artists Exhibition

Global Artists Exhibition
Oct. 1, 2018 onward
Heungdeok-ro, Jikji Special Cultural Zone

General Overview

  • Global Artists Exhibition

    Here on Heungdeok-ro Street, visitors can experience the special project by Artist Kang Ik-joong, who experiments with the conception of “democratic recording” by highlighting the documentary, creative, and communal aspect of Jikji. In the midst of this contemporary artwork that embodies the spirit of Jikji, visitors will be able to contemplate the meaning of Jikji and rediscover its modern value. .


  • Artist Kang Ik-joong
    - A Cheongju native and global artist based in New York
    - Actively working on the global stage; held a two-person show with Nam June Paik in 1994
    - Famous for creating with ordinary people a large image consisting of tens of thousands of 3" x 3" pictures
  • • Utilizing residential houses along Uncheon-ro, Uncheon-dong, home to the Heungdeoksa Temple Site, this is a public art project that encourages Cheongju residents to participate directly by painting pictures on a given theme and exhibiting their own works afterward. The project allows the shared value of Jikji to be demonstrated through the Jikji Korea International Festival. Together with local residents, the event transforms older areas into new attractions, thereby allowing these areas to be appreciated and experienced as part of the Jikji Special Cultural Zone and the value of Jikji to be recalled even after the Festival.