The Shadows of the future – Art Show – Events in Bucharest


Art Show The Shadows of the future

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 – 18:00 – 7 Video Artists from Korea


MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art


The Shadows of the future, 7 Video Artists from Korea
Opening: 9.05.2013, 19.00
Artist Talk : 9.05.2013, 18.00
May 9th 2013 – June 9th 2013

Artists: Jungju An, Onejoon Che, Sojung Jun, Yeondoo Jung, Minouk Lim, Chan-Kyong Park, Dongwook Suh 
Curators: Heiner Holtappels, Ji Yoon Yang
Coordinators: Hyerim Lee, Marius Tanasescu
Sponsor: Korea Foundation 

It was not until the 1970s that Seoul had transformed itself into the modern, urbanized, densely populated and massively industrialized city that it is today. In the last 50 years, as Korea has gone through dynamic economic reforms and rapid developments, the huge influx of people in Seoul creates a variety of social problems that accompany rushed urbanization. Having exceeded its maximum capacity, Seoul currently confronts the threat of cascading breakdowns of critical infrastructures, as well as environmental and political problems. In order to mitigate these social issues, it is crucial for the artists from Seoul to revisit the history of this development and share their alternative voices with the audiences.

The Shadows of the future: 7 Video Artists from Korea engenders a space of different perspectives, which purposefully diverge from the typical Korean epic that depicts it as a country, which succeeded economically by raising from the third-world poverty. Each artistic statement relate to a specific cultural or social context. Thus, the exhibition responds to the complexities of identifying the contemporary Korea and reveals what has been forgotten from this development. The participating artists reinterpret the past and provide visions that contrast with the constant mystification of reality on Korean mass media. Their approaches construct atypical narratives in order to convey personal and subjective stories and transgress the conventional boundaries of the viewing experience provided by moving images.