Art Sonje Center is presenting Living in Joy until June 25. A group exhibition featuring three artists Rondi Park(b.1993), Boma Pak(b.1988), and Hannah Woo(b.1988), this exhibition responds to the work of Heidi Bucher, which is on view in the same period and introduces the stories of artists who understand and are interested in today’s gender conditions and equality.
The three artists in the exhibition explore the possibilities of contemporary artistic production to create new perceptions, new changes, and new connections through their work, just as Heidi Bucher did when she broke away from the existing masculinist society and sought new values. The artists are all women in their 30s, and curator Chuz Martinez explains that the three artists “Share an interest in ‘Transformation,’ in being transformed and reborn, and a belief that the energy of intimacy and positivity can transform society.”
The exhibition features works such as Boma’s “The Soul of Wedding: About Eternity,” which depicts a tattered and crumbling Virgin Road as a motif of social structure, Hannah Woo’s installation made of fabric and female organs, and Rondi Park’s paintings, which depict modern people working obsessively through horses running across a long horizontal canvas and people sprawled on top of them. The exhibition explores the ways in which art contributes to the essential experience of gender, and at the same time proposes “joy,” a common emotion that reaches out to others and the world, as a way to deeply care for the well-being of all of us.
Ulsan Art Museum is presenting a group exhibition featuring more than 80 works by 60 teams, Semi Art Community Project: Boo Gie Woo Gie Art Museum will be held until September 3. The Ulsan Museum of Art aims to be a futuristic art museum and a platform for people who practice art in their lives, create spontaneously beyond the limits of their respective fields, and interact.
This exhibition is a continuation in this exhibition of the same name held last year at the Ulsan Museum of Art, and this time, curators from various backgrounds will unfold their curatorial ideals by gathering diverse disciplines, genres, generations and countries. Eight curators participated in the exhibition, bringing works of many genres, including painting, sculpture, design, cult video, sound art, drawing, and performance. In this exhibition, the hierarchy that separated high-end art from subculture was dismantled, and the horizontal convergence and sharing of art was presented.
Contemporary art organizers are not limited to the art field but is growing quantitatively in each part. They play a wide range of roles not only in contemporary art but also in other scene. Curators of this era are at the forefront of a cultural and historical trend that is breaking down the boundaries of the gendered art world and embracing subcultures and popular culture. Through the curatorial work of these contemporary curators, the exhibition invites visitors to deconstruct the authority and power of aestheticized museums.