Marking the start of the year’s final quarter, the month of October is typically a time when people lament the time that has gone by so quickly and the moments they failed to seize. But with 2020 proving more difficult and trying than others, the changing seasons and passage of time come as a great source of solace and strength. In a year that saw so many exhibitions and events cancelled both in Korea and abroad, preparations have finished on a collection of art and culture events in spite of all of the troubles: the Changwon Sculpture Biennale, a festival of sculpture that seeks to combine lightness of form with flexibility of content; the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, with its opportunities to glimpse nature art and contemporary art practitioners coming together; the Taehwa River Eco Art Festival, with its exploration of the role of visual culture amid rapidly changing new phenomena; and the Gwangju Media Art Festival, a “festival of light” where media art is enjoyed as a game of sorts. “When time bruises, simply make jam with it,” the poet Ahn Hee-yeon has written. “Memories can become sweeter when you boil them down for a while over a weak flame.” Hopefully, our tired and worn-down hearts can draw a renewed spark from the flame of art and culture.