3. 02 - 4. 10. 2011
MoA (Museum of Art, Seoul National University)
San 56-1, Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea 151-742
Organized by MoA
_Designers in Residence 2nd
2nd Spatial Exploration at MoA to provide assistance for participating artists.
Like their predecessors, the 2nd part artists became the audience/observers in the gallery with the same theme for two months, and utilized the building itself as the theme, which was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.
_He was looking outside from his window
He spent a lot of time in the space and people respected him
For the fact that I can see as he saw and the desire that I could see through his eyes made me wish to keep his window in my space.
By attaching "Someone's window" on the wall instead of paintings, you could feel different atmosphere in the space.
The focuses of these designer-turned artists Byoungil Choi, Min-Kyu Choi and Heewon Kim, who were selected for the second part of this program in 2011, were going behind the space of this white cube- shaped gallery.
They dared to include the gallery windows part of their work, remove the boundaries between outside landscaping and inside building, and even bring personal luggage. The "non-placeness" and "timelessness" exuded by the white cube were seen nowhere.
The theme of the Spatial Exploration at MoA provided the opportunity or limitation for physical workframe, but not inside art. With no governing concept, each of the art pieces were set free as an independent term under the gallery providing itself a material. As it turns out, each item shaped a direct connection with others, and at their core was the event peaked. It was just like an early-morning farmers' market on a weekend.
Curator, MoA / PhD
Sohn, Joo Young