The Ephemeral River (dancing, speaking, singing, laughing)
A Global Nomadic Art Project
The Global Nomadic Art Project
Global Nomadic Art Projects bring together Nature Artists[i] from around the world in order to work and live together. They were founded on the idea that ‘nature has no borders’. A GNAP typically consists of three parts: outdoor workshops, indoor exhibitions with 15-20 artists from around the world brought together over 1-3 weeks, and the publishing of documentation from this project.
The Global Nomadic Art Projects are initiated and supported by the Korean organisation YATOO (meaning to ‘throw in the field’) a group of artists working in and around Gongju. Their practice of Nature Art[ii] is best characterised by working together in harmony with the seasons, reflecting a traditional rural life-style and leaving no trace.
Since 1991 YATOO has also organised annual International Nature Art symposia, since 2004 the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale and since 2009 a twice yearly international artist-in-residence programme.
YATOO organised the first Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) in Korea in 2014 and has subsequently worked with partners to deliver them in India, South Africa, Iran, across Europe, and in many other countries.
GNAP UK 2018
A project of our partner CCANW, the UK Global Nomadic Art Project takes place in the UK from June 9 to June 18, 2018.