If you want to imagine the future that science and art will bring, check out the 3050 Collaboration Special Exhibition, FUTURE LIES AHEAD: CLOUD MESSENGER, currently taking place at the Daejeon Museum of Art (DMA).
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Daejeon Expo in 1993, the DMA, in collaboration with the Asia Cultural Center (ACC), is holding the special exhibition FUTURE LIES AHEAD: CLOUD MESSENGER. This exhibition is associated with FUTURE LIES AHEAD: Daejeon 1993/2023, which restores the show held during the Daejeon Expo 30 years ago. Both exhibitions embody the spirit of the expo, presenting the art of a sustainable future under the fusion values of ‘science and art.’
FUTURE LIES AHEAD: Daejeon 1993/2023 is an exhibition that revisits the past from the present, considering the societal situations, changes, conflicts, and reconciliations experienced over the past 30 years. On the other hand, FUTURE LIES AHEAD: CLOUD MESSENGER is an exhibition that contemplates the ‘tomorrow’ that humanity will face.
This exhibition showcases works created through the study of technological media. It includes the works of artist duo Nayoungim (b. 1966) & Gregory Maass (b. 1968), who who use everyday materials to wittily express the desires of our time; Lee In Kang (b. 1986), who uses technology to create devices that recreate the movement patterns of artists to reflect on physical activity; Jung Jong Wan (b. 1983), who paints paradises emitting a strange and uncomfortable atmosphere; Shailesh BR (b. 1986) from India, inducing philosophical reflection through the movement of machines; the project team ().(:) consisting of media artist Oliver Grimm (b. 1964, Germany) and illustrator Dahan (b. 1999, Russia); and Ingo Baumgartner (b. 1964), who depicts the geometric composition of urban buildings.
The exhibition examines the relevance and offers alternatives to the issues we should pay attention to now through their works, anticipating future life through art. Furthermore, it sheds light on the rapidly changing art environment due to technological advancements.