Dream Auction is an umbrella for a series of works exploring the Korean practice of buying and selling dreams. A casual part of everyday life which is rooted in centuries of historical dream interpretation, friends or relatives might buy or sell one another’s dreams based on their symbolic characteristics. Though such transactions are informal and friendly, they hold mutual affective value rooted in the sharing of one’s personal, internal contemplations. It is a transfer of energy in good faith, an act of friendly generosity rooted in reverie. Echoing these relational habits, artist Bongsu Park’s work offers her audience similarly profound moments for experiencing dreams, using sensory visuals to embellish our perception of the subconscious.

* The first Dream Auction was held at Post Territory Ujeongguk in Seoul on 5th June 2021 as part of Bongsu Park's solo exhibition Dreamers' Gathering supported by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. All profits were donated to Miral Welfare Foundation.

Dream Scrolls
Dream Scrolls

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Dream Auction sketch
Dream Auction sketch

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Dream Auction sketch
Dream Auction sketch

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Dream Scrolls
Dream Scrolls

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* The next Dream Auction will be held in London in association with The Tavistock Institute in November 2021 supported by Arts Council Korea. More details will be updated soon. We invite anyone and everyone to participate! To learn more about this event and how to join, please visit our FAQs.