Exhibition space: Sookmyung Women's University Moonshin Museum, Seoul
Exhibition Dates : 22 October - 20 November 2014
Opening Reception : Wednesday 22 October, 5-7pm
Artist Talk : Wednesday 22 October, 3-5pm / Tuesday 28 October, 3-5pm
Artists : IC-98 (Patrik Soderlund & Visa Suonpaa) , Lauri Astala , Sari Palosaari,
참 Miia Rinne, Jani Ruscica, Elena Nasanen, Hyewon Kwon, Jungju An,
참 Ming Jeong Geum, Sejin Kim, Sekwon Ahn, Youngseok Oh
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10.00-17.00 (Wed 12.00-20.00),
Sat 11.00-16.00 (closed on Sunday and public holidays)
Venue: Moonshin Museum, Sookmyung Women’s University, Cheongpa-ro 47gil, 100 Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Sookmyung Women's University Moonshin Museum is delighted to announce A View from the Other Side, a group exhibition of leading media artists from Finland and Korea, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the museum's opening.
A View from the Other Side is the first exhibition in Korea to present Elena Näsänen, IC-98 (representative of Finnish pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015), Jani Ruscica, Lauri Astala, Miia Rinne and Sari Palosaari, all of whom have exhibited widely around the globe but not in Korea. It is a rare opportunity for audiences in Korea to experience media art by internationally acclaimed artists from both countries together. Korean artists on show are Hyewon Kwon, Jungju An, Ming Jeong Geum, Sejin Kim, Sekwon Ahn, and Youngseok Oh. The exhibition is curated by Seihee Shon, Kyung A Hong, and Jinhee Nah in collaboration.
'You cannot step twice into the same river', said the ancient philosopher Heraclitus, 'for other waters are continually flowing onto you'. The art theorist W. J. T. Mitchell observes, landscape itself moves from one place or time to another and is an active medium where we "live, move and have our being". Landscape contains societies and cultures. A View from the Other Side looks at landscapes captured by artists from two different countries which have different histories, and cultures with different natural environments. The landscapes are mainly cityscapes rather than natural scenes, and invisible landscapes where different historical, cultural, social and personal backgrounds and viewpoints intersect and coexist.
The exhibition shows works in pairs according to their concepts, methods, and visual impressions. Six pairs of artists' works are mapped onto the names of imaginary cities from the wonderfully poetic novel ‘Invisible Cities' by Italo Calvino. This provides a unique context from which we can view the works in many different ways. As much as the fantastic cities are open spaces producing a variety of meanings, we wish A View from the Other Side to be a space in which viewers can find various meanings and perceptions and create new narratives. The exhibition title, from the title of work on show by IC-98, reflects this curatorial aim and suggests the geographical locations of Korea and Finland.
About Moonshin Museum
Moonshin Museum is on campus at the Sookmyung Women's University where more than 10,000 international young people study. It opened in 2004 to encourage research into the internationally acclaimed Korean sculptor Moon Shin' oeuvre and conserve his works. The first university art museum in Korea is housed in a building where two other museums and art galleries share.
About Moon Shin
World renowned Korean sculptor Moon Shin grew up in Masan, an industrial city in the south of Korea. Looking forward to broadening his perspectives on art, he went to France in 1961 and earned his international reputation with the work "Soleillonautes" at The International Sculpture Symposium held in France in 1970. He was awarded the Sejong Culture Award by the Korean government and the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French government. His work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally.
Ⅰ. Fedora: IC-98 & Guem Min Jeong
<A View from the Other Side>, HD-animation, 70 min, Stereo sound, Music by Markku Hietaharju, Animated by Markus Lepistö, 2011
<Abstract Breathing I, II>, Video installation, 13min 59sec, Variable size, Exhibition view, 2014
Ⅱ.Despina: Kim Sejin & Elena Näsänen
<Trans-Lumine-Scence>, Three channel HD video, Stero sound, 5min 8sec, Loop, 2011
<La Villette>, Single channel video, 7min 45sec, Stereo sound, 2009
Ⅲ. Zaira : Kwon Hyewon & Jani Ruscica
<A Life of Tourist Postcard>, Exhibition view, 2013
<Evolutions>, 16mm film transferred to digital beta and HD, 18min 20sec, Stereo sound, 2008
Ⅳ. Clarice: Lauri Astala & Ahn Sekwon
<Transit>, Single channel video, 10 min, Stereo sound, 2013
<Dream II>, DV 6mm, 14min, Sound, 2003
Ⅴ. Euphemia: Miia Rinne & Oh Youngseok
<Sea>, 35 mm film transferred to HD, 5min 42sec, Stereo sound, 2012
<Memory of the Future>, Single channel video, 2min 9sec , 2009
Ⅵ. Irene: Sari Palosaari & An Jungju
<Minimal Romantic>, HD video, 3min 39sec, Sound by Ilkka Olander / Studio Äänitaivas, Supported by AVEK / Heidi Tikka, 2011
<Crossing>, Single channel video, 2min 35sec, Stereo sound, 2007